Els malnascuts

Playwright: Helena Tornero
Partner: Sala Beckett
Twinned playwright: Ewa Mikuła

Duration: 4 months
Participants: young students
Location: Sala Beckett
Time: 20th January – 9th June, 5-hours sessions, 3 times a week

This workshop is aimed at putting young people aged between 16 and 27 in contact with playwriting and the creation process in general. Helena Tornero will supervise the whole process, guiding participants in a) writing the play, and b) staging it. Participants, with some or no previous theatrical experience, will be chosen through a public call. Their sphere of interest will vary but will cover the different aspects that take part in a creation process: playwriting, acting, directing, etc. The ultimate idea is to carry out a collective process.

ELS MALNASCUTS is a theater laboratory for people from 16 to 35 years old, professional and non-professional, to experiment in any field of the living arts. The goal is to expand the frameworks on what we are used to working on, generate a space of risk and the discovery of new possibilities of expression.

The shows of ELS MALNASCUTS are generated from an open call from which a group arises. This forms the artistic team of the show that will be created together. After a few months of rehearsal, a sample of the result of the experiment is presented in the Beckett Room. The starting point is a contemporary or classic text. The focus of the workshop is the search for new languages and risk in creation, and the text functions as a basis to experiment around, deconstructing it, turning it around or using what may interest the participants.

There will also be dramaturgy course with Helena Tornero to give us tools to generate new contemporary dramaturgies and investigate them.

The Polish playwright and director Ewa Mikuła will participate in the rehearsal process by proposing a workshop.


First meeting: Saturday, January 20, 2024 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Beckett Room.

Dramaturgy course: January 26, February 2 and 9, 2024 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Start of rehearsals: Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 4 p.m.

Rehearsal schedules:
Tuesday from 4pm to 8pm
Friday from 4pm to 8pm
Saturdays from 10am to 2pm and from 4pm to 8pm.
In the Beckett Room (C/Pere IV, 228-232)

Sample: Week of June 3 to 9, 2024 in the Beckett Room.