HB Studio collaborates with Institut Ramon Llull to present a series of Catalan plays with artist talks beginning in May
HB Studio is pleased to partner with Institut Ramon Llull to present Playing Together: Catalonia at HB Studio, a special showcase of select Catalan plays followed by discussions with the artists, hosted by HB Studio.
Institut Ramon Llull was founded with the purpose of promoting Catalan language studies at universities abroad, the translation of literature and thought written in Catalan, and Catalan cultural production in other areas like theatre, film, circus, dance, music, the visual arts, design and architecture.
Playing Together: Catalonia at HB Studio will feature screenings of three select plays, including English subtitles, followed by in-depth discussions with the artists about their work and creative process.
Playing Together: Catalonia at HB Studio Kicks Off with an HB Public Conversation on A.K.A. (Also Known As)
Institut Ramon Llull and HB Studio bring together artists from the award-winning play A.K.A. for a discussion about their intentions and creative process. Join us!
The talk will feature: Daniel J. Meyer (playwright), Montse Rodríguez Clusella (director) and Lluís Febrer (lead actor). Moderated by HB Teaching Artist Maria Fontanals.
A.K.A. (Also Known As) by Daniel J. Meyer
A.K.A. tells the story of Carlos’ adolescence and invites you to play the role of judge as well as audience member. We are transported to a moment in which, through no fault of his own, his foundations, his roots, his identity begin to break down. Carlos was adopted through a, let’s say, less than legal process. Being adopted is not a problem for him because he feels local, he is local. But the critical eyes of others make him question his true identity. Maybe he is not totally who he has decided to be. Are we what we feel we are or what other people think we are? This is the question we explore in A.K.A. by revealing how these seeds take root in the life of Carlos.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
- 2 MAX Awards (emerging theatrical text, lead actor)
- 2 MAX nominations (direction, short play)
- 4 Butaca Awards (theatrical text, short play, direction, lead actor)
- 3 Barcelona Teatre Awards (theatrical text, short play, direction)
- 1 Critics Award (best actor)
- Audience Award: MIT RIBADAVIA, Galicia
- Audience Award: Teatre del Mar, Mallorca
- SGAE Foundation Express Theater Award
Daniel J. Meyer, playwright
Daniel J. Meyer is a theater director from Buenos Aires, Argentina. He completed Acting and Theater Direction at COSATYC/ANDAMIO in Argentina, courses at L’Obrador de la Beckett, Eòlia Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, and a postgraduate degree at the UB for Production. He is the author of the award-winning play A.K.A. (ALSO KNOWN AS) which has been translated in English, German, French, Greek, and will be translated in Polish, Romanian, Italian and Hindi.
He has directed and written all the works from Descartable Teatre: FUSELLS (an adaptation of SEÑORA CARRAR’S RIFLES by Bertolt Brecht), ABANS, and HISTORIA DE UNA REVENTADA ARGENTINA, among others. Other credits include: HISTORIA DE UNA REVENTADA (Versus Teatre, 2018); ABANS (Maldà Teatre, 2016 & Villarroel Teatre 2019); FUSELLS (Almeria Teatre, 2016); NESTEA CON VODKA (Café Salambó, 2013); COLA CON ANÍS (Café Salambó, 2013); DEFLACIONABLE (Nau Ivanow, 2012); DAIAN & GIGGY LIVE SEX (Fora de Temporada, Girona, 2011); DESCARTABLE (Nau Ivanow, 2011).
He has been the Assistant Director of Àngel Llàcer and Manu Guix for the last 10 years in musicals (SINGING IN THE RAIN, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, LITTLE PRINCE, GERONIMO STILTON, and more). He has also worked with Rosa Novell and Alexander Herold, among others.
A dramatic reading of his play SHOÀ was directed by Helena Pimenta at Sala Berlanga in Madrid. He is now writing and preparing three new plays to be released over the next year.
Montse Rodríguez Clusella, director
Lluís Febrer, lead actor
He has also been part of several theater companies such as Assaltem l’Escenari, where he performed three shows at the Teatre Tantarantana or the improvisation company Impromagia.