Author, stage director, actress and teacher. She has premiered more than twenty plays in cities such as Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Montevideo, Mexico City, Buenos Aires and London, many of them privately produced and others produced and exhibited by public theatres such as the Centro Dramático Nacional, the Teatro Español and the Teatro Arriaga.
Titles such as La Realidad, Carne viva, Los dramáticos orígenes de las galaxias espirales and Un tercer lugar have seen her recognised as one of the most unique and interesting voices in contemporary Spanish playwriting. Since 2014, she has been a regular candidate for Best Playwright at the Max Awards, and has been a finalist on several occasions. It was also a finalist, in 2018, for the Valle-Inclán Prize, the highest award in Spanish theatre. One of her last releases, La omisión del si bemol tres, received two nominations: Best Writing and Best Production Work.
Last season, Teatro Valle Inclán hosted Canción para volver a casa, written and directed for the company T de Teatre and premiered in Catalan at Sala Beckett (Grec Festival de Barcelona, 2019).
In addition to Catalan and Basque, her work has been translated into English, French, German, Italian, Greek, Romanian, Polish and Japanese, and some of her works have premiered in English, French, Italian, German and Romanian.
With a degree in Philosophy and a diploma in Social Education, Denise Despeyroux has an interest in the pedagogy of theatre and has been training professional actors on a regular basis for more than twenty years. She has also given courses on stage creation and dramaturgy in numerous cities in Spain (Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Bilbao, Valencia, Malaga, Huelva, Cuenca, La Palma, Tenerife, Gran Canaria) and abroad (Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Mexico City, Miami, London and Rome).
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