Author, director and actress Angélica Liddell was born in Figueres in the Spanish province of Girona in 1966. In 1993, she founded the Atra Bilis Teatro and has since created more than 20 productions with them. Her plays have been translated into various languages, among them French, English, Russian, German, Portuguese and Polish. Among her plays are “La falsa suicida” (2000), “Once upon a time in West Asphixia” (2002), “Y cómo no se pudrió Blancanieves” (2005), “Perro muerto en tintorería: los Fuertes” (2007) and “Ping Pang Qiu” (2012).
Her productions “El año de Ricardo” (shown at In Transit in Berlin in 2011), “La casa de la fuerza”, “Maldito sea el hombre que confía en el hombre” and “Todo el cielo sobre la tierra (El síndrome de Wendy” had their world premieres at the Festival d’Avignon, the Wiener Festwochen and at the Théâtre de l’Odéon in Paris, respectively. For “La casa de la fuerza”, she received the 2012 National Award for Dramatic Literature, which is bestowed by the Spanish Ministry for Education, Culture and Sport. In 2013, she received the Silver Lion at the Venice Biennale.
Her play “Yo no soy bonita” was presented at Foreign Affairs in 2013. Currently, Angélica Liddell is working on a series of theatre pieces under the title of “Resurrection Cycle”. This includes “Tandy” (world premiere at Foreign Affairs 2014), “You Are My Destiny (Lo stupro di Lucrezia)”, which saw its world premiere at the Zagreb World Theatre Festival, and “Primera Carta de San Pablo a los Corintios. Cantata BWV 4, Christ lag in Todesbanden. Oh, Charles!”, which premiered at the Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne in 2015.
As of May 2015