Thursday 21 May 2020 to Sunday 31 May 2020

Declan Donnellan - Masterclass - 10th June

With over 35 years of career, Declan Donnellan is one of the references on the international scene. Along with Nick Ormerod, their productions have traveled the world, offering a current and scathing look at several classics.

This great director offers you the opportunity to participate in a unique masterclass with journalist and academic Arantxa Vela, for emerging directors and playwrights from Spanish-speaking countries. A jury made up of professionals will select the 14 participants who will be able to participate in this meeting.

Participating to the jury: Diana Volpe (La Caja de Fósforos - Venezuela),  José Manuel López Velarde, (Artistic Director, La Teatrería - Mexico), Jaqueline Ramírez Torillo, (International University Theater Festival coordinator, UNAM Theater - Mexico), José Luis Sixto Rodríguez (Director - Spain) in collaboration with the Academia de las Artes Escénicas de España.

You have until May 31 to present your application.

Declan Donnellan is joint Artistic Director of Cheek by Jowl. He formed the company in 1981, with his partner, the designer Nick Ormerod, for which they have created over 40 productions, performing in over 400 cities, across six continents. 

Aside from Cheek by Jowl his productions include: Fuenteovejuna, Sweeney Todd, The Mandate, both parts of Angels in America (National Theatre); Le Cid (Avignon Festival); The Winter’s Tale (Maly Drama Theatre of St. Petersburg) ; Shakespeare in Love (West End). Opera: Falstaff (Salzburg Festival). Ballet: Romeo and Juliet; Hamlet (Bolshoï). Film includes: Bel Ami.

For lifetime achievement he has received the Stanislavksi Award, the Golden Mask, the Charlemagne Prize and the Golden Lion of Venice. His book, The Actor and the Target, was first published in Russian in 2000 and has subsequently been translated into fifteen languages.