SERGI BELBEL

SERGI BELBEL (Terrassa, Barcelona, 1963). Playwright, director and theatre translator. He holds a degree in Romance Languages and Literature from the UAB (1986). Professor of Playwriting at the Institut del Teatre in Barcelona from 1988 to 2006. Art director at the Teatre Nacional de Catalunya from 2006 to 2013.

 

He has written around twenty plays, among which the following stand out: Elsa Schneider (1989), Fourplay (1990), Caresses (1991), After the rain (1993), Morir (1994), Blood (1998), El temps de Planck (2000), Strangers (2004), Mobile (2005), In Tuscany (2007), Offside (2010), Les roses de la vida (2017) and Si no t’hagués conegut (2018). Many of them have been staged in several European and American countries. The French version of After the Rain (Après la pluie) premiered at the Comédie Française in October 2017.

 

 

He has directed plays by Shakespeare, Calderón, Molière, Racine, Marivaux, Goldoni, J.B. Priestley, Beckett, Perec, Koltès, Mamet, De Filippo, Benet i Jornet, Jordi Galcerán, Clàudia Cedó and Antonio Tabares, among others. Three of his plays (Caresses, Morir and Strangers) have been adapted for the screen by Ventura Pons, while Agustí Villaronga adapted After the Rain for a telemovie. He has written screenplays (Eva by Kike Maillo and Stella Candente and Love Me Not by Lluís Miñarro) and TV scripts for the Catalan TV channel TV3: (Secrets de família, Nissaga: l’herència) and Spanish A3 (Sin identidad). In 2018 he created the TV series Si no te hubiera conocido for TV3, DiagonalTV and Netflix.

 

He has received, among others, the following awards: Marqués de Bradomín Prize (1985), National Prize for Playwriting, Generalitat de Catalunya (1993); National Prize for Playwrighting of the Spanish Ministry of Culture (1994); Molière award for Best Comedy (After the Rain) (1999);  National Theatre Prize, Generalitat de Catalunya (2000); Max Performing Arts Award for International Promotion (2002); and City of Barcelona Performing Arts Award (2003), as well as several Butaca Prizes.

CATALOGUE:

Sergi Belbel

 

TITLE

GENRE

MALE CHARACTERS

FEMALE CHARACTERS

 

Caresses

Comedy

6

5

 

In Tuscany

Thriller

2

2

 

Morir

Comedy

4

4

 

Mobile

Comedy

2

3

 

Caleidoscopis i fars d’avui

Drama

7

9

 

Offside

Comedy drama

3

2

 

Blood

Drama

4

6

 

Strangers

Melodrama

6

3

 

After the Rain

Comedy

3

5

 

Fourplay

Comedy

2

2

 

Elsa Schneider

Drama

 

3

 

Las rosas de la vida

Comedy

2

1

 

Si no te hubiera conocido

Drama

2

2

 

Mini-mal show

Comedy

3

2

 

Deep Down

Drama

2

 

 

La boca cerrada

Comedy

1

3

 

Soy fea

Musical comedy

2

2

 

ADAPTATIONS

 

Fedra by Jean Racine

Tragedy

3

4

 

L’avar by Molière

Comedy

10

4

 

Caiguts del cel by Sébastien Thiéry

Comedy

2

2

 

Frank V by Friedrich Dürenmatt

Musical comedy

1

1

Els dies feliços by Samuel Beckett

Comedy

1

1