Angélica Liddell

Biography

is a Spanish theatre director and performance artist. She founded AtraBilis Teatro in 1993, with which she has staged twenty-five works. Her plays have been translated into different languages such as French, English, Russian, German, Portuguese, Polish and Greek. In her radically physical theatre works, she addresses personal, societal and political violence and often draws on catholic iconography. Liddell has won several awards, amongst them the 2003 Casa de América Award for Innovative Drama for her play Nubila Wahlheim; the 2004 SGAE Theatre Award for Mi relación con la comida (My Relationship with Food); the 2005 Premio Ojo Crítico Segundo Milenio Award in recognition for her works; the 2007 Notodo del Público Award for best performance for her play Perro muerto en tintorería: los Fuertes (Dead dog in the Dry cleaner’s: The strong ones). The play Belgrado (Belgrade) won second place in the Lope de Vega 2007 Award, while El año de Ricardo (The Year of Ricardo) won the Valle Inclán Award in 2008. Her later works, El año de Ricardo, San Jeronimo – Überlebensstrategien (performance at forum festwochen, 2011), La casa de la fuerza (at the Wiener Festwochen in 2012), Maldito sea el hombre que confía en el hombre, Todo el cielo sobre la tierra (El síndrome de Wendy, at the Wiener Festwochen in 2013) and ¿Qué haré yo con esta espada? have been premiered at the Festival d’Avignon, the Wiener Festwochen and the Théâtre de l’Odéon in Paris. She has received the National Prize of Drama Literature 2012 for La casa de la fuerza, awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Culture, the Leone d’Argento of Theatre at the Biennale di Venezia 2013, and she has been decorated as Chevalier des Arts et Lettres in 2017 by the Culture Ministry of the French Republic. Angélica Liddell was most recently a guest at the Vienna Festival in 2019 with The Scarlett Letter.

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