LOLA FERNÁNDEZ DE SEVILLA WINNER OF THE VIII PRIZE JUAN CERVERA OF INVESTIGATION ON THEATER FOR THE CHILDHOOD AND YOUTH OF ASSITEJ-SPAIN
The work winner is “Ogres, Spinacas and others… How tell the terrible to girls and children in the theater”, by Lola Fernández de Seville.
The jury has decided to award the prize for the relevance of the subject and for the intellectual ambition with which it is addressed. The work demonstrates a wide knowledge of the theoretical framework of literature and the performing arts for children and youth, as well as the solvency of its author in the handling of an interdisciplinary bibliography.
The jury also stresses that the work encourages creative freedom by claiming the necessary inclusion, for both aesthetic and pedagogical reasons, of subjects considered habitually taboo in the performing arts for children and youth.
Lola Fernández de Sevilla (Madrid, 1982) is a playwright for RESAD and doctor in Philosophy by the University Complutense of Madrid. She has learned with playwrights as Martin Crimp, José Sanchis Sinisterra and Simon Stephens.
Her story "Cosas que hace Lucía" was awarded and published in 2012 by Les Filanderes de Langreo. She has written the novel "The strong women", and several dramatic texts that have been premiered in different spaces of Madrid.
In 2013, she premiered her monologue "Leonor must die" at the Atelierhof Kreuzberg in Berlin, and in 2016 she directed and premiered "Ballerina", a gesture theater directed to girls and boys that made the whole season at the Off of La Latina.
In 2014, she was awarded a scholarship by the Centro Dramático Nacional to participate in the International Workshop of the Sala Beckett in Barcelona. She has collaborated with the magazine Acotaciones, with Primer Acto and also with Pikara Magazine. She is co-director of the University Diploma 'Body and Narrativity: Performative Writing and Gender Perspective' and coordinator of Helvetica School of Writing. Since 2008 she writes the blog lamujerque.blogspot.com
CRISTINA SANTOLARIA, “NATIONAL THEATER AWARD ASSITEJ SPAIN 2017 ”.
The next 20th March, Cristina Santolaria will pick up the National Theater Award Assitej Spain 2017 at the Sala Berlanga, in Madrid.
Cristina Santolaria was, until a few months ago, INAEM's general deputy director of Theater and Circus.
The honorific prize, awarded annually by the association based on the proposals of the members, aims to publicly recognize the decided support that Cristina Santolaria offered to the performing arts for children and young people from all positions of responsibility that she has held so much in the INAEM (Ministry of Culture) as in the Community of Madrid.
Photos: ASSITEJ Spain. Christina Santolaria & Lola Fernandez