Place and date of birth: Pontevedra, 1957
Playwrite, Pedagogue and Director.
Director of SARABELA TEATRO.
PROFESSIONAL LEARNING AND EXPERIENCE
Graduate in education science at the Santiago de Compostela University.
Qualified at the Escola de Expresión in Barcelona. She worked as an activity teacher; she taught language and literature at the IES Universidade Laboral and at present, she combines her work at the psychology department at this school with her theatre practice.
MOST OUTSTANDING WORK AS SCENE DIRECTOR
She has directed more than fifty shows, among which the most outstanding are:
1992 As sillas by E. Ionesco.
1993 Xacobe e o seu amo, M. Kundera.
1994. Cama dous por dous para dous, S. Belbel.
1996. A Esmorga, E.B.Amor (Adap. Couceiro-Muñoz).
1998. Tics, Couceiro-Cuña-Dacosta-Muñoz.
2000. O lápis do carpinteiro, M. Rivas (Adap. Cuña-Muñoz-Calleja).
2001. Sexismunda, D. Pedro Calderón de la Barca. (Adap. Cuña-Muñoz-Calleja).
2003. Así que pasen 5 anos by F.G.Lorca. (Adap.Ánxeles Cuña).
2007 Margar no pazo do tempo by A. Cuña Bóveda.
NARRATOR at the universities of Santiago de Compostela, Lugo, A Coruña, Vigo and Ourense. She has published a great number of articles in specialised magazines.
DOCUMENTALIST in the film “O lapis do carpinteiro” by Antón Reixa (based on the narration of the same title by Manuel Rivas).
She has benefited, among others, from the teaching of, Marco Antonio de la Parra, Eugenio Barba, A. Boadella, Augusto Fernandes, Gisellè Barret, Henri Bossu,Antonio Fava, Sergi Belbel…
She teaches the subject Literary Creation and Staging.
Pedagogue in Interpretation, Creativity, Dramaturgy, Direction.
She has given Courses, and Seminars to professionals and in different levels of university education and in the teaching of teachers.
ANANKÈ (INEM Group). TARUMBA (I.E.S.-Universidade Laboral de Ourense). PACORROQUES (The elderly of Celanova). ESCOLÁSTICOS FEROCHES (Renewal of Philosophy). MARICASTAÑA (Founder of the University Theatre Classes in Ourense, University of Vigo. Directed at present by Fernando Dacosta). She is also the founder of SARABELA TEATRO.
Author. Co-author at the drama team of Sarabela (together with Begoña Muñoz, Fernando Dacosta e Carlos Couceiro). Adaptor or versionadora (xunto con Begoña Muñoz e Fina Calleja). Adaptadora ou versioner on her own of more than ten theatre texts.
The shows she has directed have been multiawarded in all categories.
Among other more direct acknowledgements she received the award FETÉN to best direction, show and original text, for “Tics”.
Awards Mª Casares to best direction, adapted text, lighting and show for
“O lapis do carpinteiro”.
Award XIRIA to theatre work in the XVIII Mostra
International of Comic and Festive of Cangas.
Award Mª Casares to the best adatpted text for “Sexismunda”.
Award Mª Casares to best direction,
Adapted show and text for “Así que pasen cinco anos”.
Award Celestina (of the critics in Madrid) for “Romance de Micomicón e Adelhala”.
CENTRO DRAMÁTICO GALEGO
DIRECTION ASSISTANT to Ricard Salvat in “O incerto señor don Hamlet, príncipe de Dinamarca” by Álvaro Cunqueiro.
GUEST DIRECTOR to play “Leoncio e Helena” by G. Büchner.
DIRECTOR of the CDG as responsible for the Production Unit of the IGAEM from October 2005 to March 2006.