Digital Theatre Workshop

Digital Theatre Workshop

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The Future of Theatre

This page has been created to host the resources shared or used by Beatriz Cabur during her Digital Theatre Workshop. This Digital Theatre Workshop has been taught onsite at the University of London, at the RESAD Madrid and several times online for audiences and students anywhere in the world.

If you want to book Beatriz to teach this workshop click here.

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Interviewed at the Slovenian National Television Programme “Panoptikum”

Interviewed at the Slovenian National Television Programme “Panoptikum”

Interviewed at the Slovenian National Television Programme “Panoptikum”

In March 2020 I was interviewed for the Slovenian National Television about the theater’s response to the new reality of the pandemic.

Kim Komljanec, playwright and theatre director, introduced me to Nina Jerman, from RTVSLO, who wanted to explore the idea of the theater’s response to the new reality of the pandemic and the various ways of developing theatre online.

You can watch the full show here and Beatriz from 15:33, or click here to listen to it.

Read about it, in Slovenian, here.

 

DIRIGE – Mentorías a Escena

DIRIGE – Mentorías a Escena

DIRIGE – Mentorías a Escena

On March 11th, I had the honor of directing the Spanish division of The League of Professional Theatre Women (LMPT) second gala in Madrid. It was called “DIRIGE – Mentorías a Escena”. DIRIGE was presented to general audiences within the Ellas Crean Festival and it was a huge success, more than 200 people were left outside queuing for returns!
The League of Professional Theatre Women – Spanish Division, that I founded and direct, has launched a Mentoring Program in which we pair a woman with more than 10 years of professional experience in theatre with another one that has significantly less experience. In this pilot program we have paired more than 60 women that are developing 30+ projects. This gala, DIRIGE – Mentorías a Escena, was created with the idea of showcasing three of those projects to present the whole Mentoring Program to the Spanish society. All of them felt the pressure of putting something on stage in an early moment of the process but I personally think that throwing theatre makers into a stage can always be turned into a really good experience. Both the Ellas Crean Festival and the Conde Duque Theatre put the best people they have to work with us, making out of DIRIGE a really enjoyable experience. I couldn’t be more thankful.
We started to set up the Conde Duque Theatre on Friday and it went beautifully. Cristina Santoro was our light designer and Alba Redondo our sound technician. They both did an amazing job.

Our host for the night, and vicepresident of the League of Professional Theatre Women – spanish Division (LMPT) Belén Santa Olalla rocked the stage!

Within the Mentoring Program and in order to create the first piece of the Gala, QUIMERA, The League of Professional Theatre Women – Spanish Division, organized a multidisciplinary laboratory in collaboration with the Circo Price. The laboratory was directed and guided by Neus Gil Cortés and Eva Redondo developing the project Neus is working on. QUIMERA will be fully developed and ready to tour by the end of the Mentoring Program.
The talented women who worked in the laboratory, with Neus and Eva, developing QUIMERA and then presented it at the gala were Lucia Bravo, Cristina Sánchez, María Zárate, Laura Jabois, Sarah Funda, Aranzazu Alonso, Ascen Caballero, Lola Acosta, Julia González, Lucía Passardi, Inma Gamarra, Natalia Moya. Thank you, ladies. You were all brilliant!
Our second piece for the evening was called EXTERNAL YOUTH and the team who developed it were Cachito Noguera, Marta Bascuñana and Loly Garayalde. Cachito and Marta are working together since the LMPT paired them within the Mentoring Program. Loly helped them directing the piece for the gala. The two women present the life of a girl through the milestones of her birthdays until she is forty years old. She undergoes a series of surgeries and body modifications in order to please everyone but her. We can’t wait to see this play fully developed.
Our third work in progress for the evening was the result of the work of the playwrights Velilla Valbuena and her mentor Laura Rubio Galletero, based on “Excentric Paganini”,  a musical project by Pablo Martos. It presents the story of Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma and Paganini. Within the Mentoring Program Laura Rubio Galletero is helping Velilla take care, not only of the dramaturgical development of the piece but of the historical precision of each single word. Inés Adán directed the piece beautifully.
We’ve got till the end of this article without mentioning Yolanda Dorado and you may wonder how that happened, well, she is the woman in the shadow who makes everything possible. Let’s shed some light on her now. Yolanda runs the LMPT with me and if we are growing at such a fast pace (from zero to 6300 members in less than a year) is because of her hard work. Thank you, Yolanda. It’s always a pleasure and an inspiration to work with you.
So getting back to DIRIGE, it was a beautiful evening, full of amazingly talented and professional artists, technicians, the theatre and the festival staff and more. Concha Hernández, María José Aliste, Raquel Provencio, Marc Bartolo, Álvaro Villahoz, Daniel Ramírez, Patricio Forrester, Sandra Dominique, Pilar Almansa, Conchita Piña… and so many more! I couldn’t be more thankful to all of them for making my job so easy and enjoyable. See you all soon!!
Pictures of the pieces ©Ellas Crean by Alicia Blanco

The League of Professional Theatre Women – Spain

The League of Professional Theatre Women – Spain

The League of Professional Theatre Women – Spain

On November 14th, the Spanish division of The League of Professional Theatre Women had his first event in Madrid. The gala was called ACTÚA and it gathered theatre women from all regions in Spain.
Picture by CARLOS NÚÑEZ DE ARENAS
Picture by CARLOS NÚÑEZ DE ARENAS
The Spanish Division of the LPTW was founded by Beatriz Cabur, Yolanda Dorado, Conchita Piña and Inge Martín San Juan on World Theatre Day, 2016. Right now, it counts with more than 6000 women among its members. Click here to become a member of The League of Professional Theatre Women – Spain.

The LPTW-Spain is still directed by Beatriz Cabur, Yolanda Dorado and Conchita Piña but after Inge Martín San Juan had to step out of her role, Belén Santa-Olalla took over and is doing the best possible job. Still four amazing professional theatre women working to make change happen!

Picture by CARLOS NÚÑEZ DE ARENAS
The gala was hosted by the gorgeous and talented Carolina Lapausa and Xenia Sevillano, they delivered Inge Martín San Juan script with lots of energy and joy. Both actresses created a fun environment for us all to enjoy the gala.
The musical group “The Funamviolistas” created a specific show for the gala in which they went through their experiences as women in the industry and how that impacted their careers. A story of deception and overcoming that had a profound impact on our audience.
Marinma Dorado, first in the right in the picture, is a professional coach who took us all through an amazing journey of self discovery and empowerment. The audience was raging during her performance and lots of women contacted her after the gala to try and work together. It was a true networking event made possible by The Spanish Division of The League of Professional Theatre Women.
Big round of applause to all women involved in this show!!
All the pictures in this article were taken by CARLOS NÚÑEZ DE ARENAS
ACTÚA was supported by the SGAE, Stroke 114, The Theatre Times, NITEcorp and Jameson Whiskey.

LMDA 2014

LMDA 2014

LMDA 2014

It is such an honor to have been invited to participate in the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas 2014 Conference. On June 28th, I will be talking at the LMDA Conference 2014 in Boston.
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LECTURE AT THE SALAMANCA UNIVERSITY

LECTURE AT THE SALAMANCA UNIVERSITY

LECTURE AT THE SALAMANCA UNIVERSITY

On March 28th, I’ll be at the Salamanca University talking about Theatre in the XXI century and Telepresence as a stylistic device in the staging of contemporary theatre.

The lecture will go from the general ideas to the particular practice in ten specific cases.

After the talk, there will be a presentation live of “The Chef”, written and directed by Beatriz Cabur and performed by Héctor Toledo. The Chef is play written with the idea of Telepresence as a core part of its dramaturgical structure. For more information about “The Chef” please click here.

You can find more information about this event at the Salamanca University Website.
Thank you very much to the organization for offering me the opportunity to lecture in Salamanca.

UCM-ITEM Conferences

UCM-ITEM Conferences

UCM-ITEM Conferences

UCM-ITEM‘s 2nd conference on new Spanish and Hispanic theatre makers takes place on April 22nd, and they have been kind enough to invite me to discuss my work and share my thoughts on theatre making in the 21st century.

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InterTeatro Grand Finale

InterTeatro Grand Finale

InterTeatro Grand Finale

The amazingly innovative theatrical project Interteatro has been a hit!

NITE is proud to present “InterTeatro” – a project by Beatriz Cabur and the Cervantes Institute of Milan with the objective of internationally promoting contemporary Spanish drama. InterTeatro is a new form of theatre that, through the use of technology, combines traditional methods with new forms of communication. 

The plays that make up InterTeatro are a combination of different formats:

– A live, online broadcast of actors who are performing in another city.
– A pre-recorded video.
– A live performance on stage.

For the first edition of InterTeatro, eight texts were selected from four authors from different generations that represent a wide panorama of styles and ways of understanding the process and purpose of playwriting. The plays are:

THE COLLECTORS by Ignacio García May
R.I.P.me by Íñigo Ramírez de Haro
BLACK AGAINST WHITE by Íñigo Ramírez de Haro
HUMANITY IS UGLY by Íñigo Ramírez de Haro
WITHOUT A MOTIVE by Pablo Iglesias Simón
ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS by Pablo Iglesias Simón
RONENSBOURGH by Beatriz Cabur
THE CHEF by Beatriz Cabur

InterTeatro is a project comprised of 46 people. We would like to highlight the job of film director Alex Rios who works alongside Beatriz Cabur researching and experimenting multiple new combinations of media in order to create ground-breaking shows.

The first edition of InterTeatro was performed on February 21st, February 28th and March 7th at the theatre of the Cervantes Institute in Milan and it was a great success, the audience that came to the first shows on February 28th were back the other two days of performances and they loved the whole series!

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