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Helena Tornero. (Figueres, 1973) Graduate in Directing and Playwriting from the ESAD (Institut del Teatre de Barcelona). Plays include: Submergir-se en l’aigua (Premi SGAE Teatre Juvenil 2007), Suplicants (Temporada Alta 2009), Apatxes (Premi de Teatre 14 d’Abril 2009), Yesterday (Theatre Uncut 2012), No parlis amb estranys (TNC, 2013), Love and fascism (Istanbul Theatre Festival 2014), disPlace (a nowhere opera) (Musiktheatertage Wien 2015), Fascinación (Premio de Teatro Lope de Vega 2015), El Futur (TNC, 2019), Demà (Sala Beckett, 2020), A nosotros nos daba igual (Teatro Español, Madrid / TNC, 2021) and the opera libretto Je suis narcissiste (Premis Alicia 2019, finalist Premios Max and International Opera Awards). She is a founder member of PARAMYTHADES, a non-profit organisation that offers theatre workshops in refugee camps. She wrote Kalimat (TNC, 2016), based on testimony from the Nea Kavala camp, and Trees never get tired (2017), premiered in Polikastro (Greece) with locals and people waiting for refugee status from Syria, Iraq, Eritrea and Somalia. Her translations for the theatre include works by Michel Marc Bouchard, Paula Vogel, David Greig, Joël Pommerat, Lucas Hnath, Wadji Mouawad and Alice Birch. Her most recent work is a stage adaptation of John Milton’s Paradise Lost (Festival Grec, 2022).


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