WHO WE ARE: La Reial
La Reial was created by Barcelona Theatre Institute graduates, Laia Alsina and Jordi Centellas, for the purpose of showing theatre creations on location stages, otherwise known as “site-specific” or “experience” theatres.
The company’s plays are conceived with specific sites in mind, emphasizing the importance of the surroundings within the play, while integrating the play into the location as well.
This departure from the type of shows played in traditional theatres represents our spirit of risk-taking, experimentation, research and the exploration of new relational avenues with the audience. It also reaffirms our belief that theatre can be represented in any place where there’s a captive audience.
The Reial has performed in various international festivals around the world such as Edinburgh, SIRF and Brighton in the UK, Arkhangelsk (Rusia), Maasmechelen (Belgium), In Teatro (Italy), St. Patrick’s (Ireland), Torrelavega (Spain) and Tàrrega (Catalonia) among others.
Brief site-specific essay based on La Reial's works.
Writed by Daniel Teixeira,theater student from University College Falmouth (England)
Read as follows:
(Barcelona,1981) Obtained a Dramatic Art Degree from Escola Superior d’Art Dramàtic (ESAD)/Institut del Teatre. Erasmus fellowship at Theaterschool Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (Holland) and IT’s fellowship at l'Scuola Europea per l'Arte dell'Attore San Minniato (Italy). Elementary Grade in Music at Conservatori del Liceu. Singing studies in modern, lyrical, jazz and musical, Estill Voicecraft 1 & 2 Levels. Co-founder and co-artistic director together with Jordi Centellas of La Reial (www.lareial.net), site-specific theater company dedicated to performing in real scenarios. Its shows has been programmed in several european festivals (Italy, England, Austria, Ireland, Russia, Belgium, Sweden, France, Scotland and Spain) As a director assistant she has worked with Pau Miró ("Lleons", Teatre Nacional de Catalunya, and "Búfals", Versus Teatre), Joan Solana ("Ulls de Bruixa", Teatre Gaudí). She works as an actress at: "Pseudo", (Marcel.lí Antúnez, Mercat de les Flors and Festival Grec’12), "Josafat El Musical" (Joan Solana-Marc Timón, Teatre Municipal de Girona), "Nevares" , (Festival Grec’14), "Numeràlia" (Els Comediants, Teatre Romea & tour), "Twelfth Night" (dir. Meral Taygun, Reckinhausen Festival, Germany). She’s been teaching theater and acting classes since 2004 at many places, focusing on teenagers and adults groups, highlighting Performance Studies Department of Garbí Secondary School professor, and director of amateur theater groups: Grupo Intergeneracional de Teatro de La Llagosta, Tim Teatre de Martorell, etc..
(Barcelona 1977). Jordi obtained a Dramatic Art Degree from Escola Superior d’Art Dramàtic (ESAD)/Institut del Teatre in 2006, specialised in Performing Arts. He also took performing studies at El Timbal, Col.legi del Teatre, Nancy Tuñón and Theaterschool Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (Holland). He has also attended various seminars on playwriting at Obrador de la Sala Beckett, leaded by Helena Tornero, Marc Rosich and Carles Batlle. Co-founder and co-artistic director together with Laia Alsina of La Reial (www.lareial.net), site-specific theater company dedicated to performing in real scenarios. Its shows has been programmed in several european festivals, (Italy, England, Austria, Ireland, Russia, Belgium, Sweden, France, Scotland and Spain). As a theater actor has been working in theater plays directed by Ramon Simó, Javier Daulte, Jaume Melendres, Víctor Muñoz, Llàtzer Garcia, Marc Angelet and Marcel·lí Antúnez, among others. In TV he’s been performing Gonzalo character in the Catalan autonomic TV soap opera, "El cor de la ciutat", and also in "Automàtics" film. As a playwright highlights the piece "No costa tant ser feliç" from "Caiguda Lliure" show, programmed in Obrador Beckett, 2013 and Àtic22, 2014. He’s been teaching performing classes as theater professor at l'Aula de Teatre de Martorell, Artur Iscla School (Pineda de Mar), Centre Magma (Manresa) and different Barcelona non profit-associacions.