Lluïsa Cunillé (Badalona, 1961), is a playwright.
From 1990 to 1993 she was a student in the Textual Dramaturgy courses taught by José Sanchis Sinisterra at the Sala Beckett of Barcelona. In 1991 she was awarded an Honourable Mention in the Ignasi Iglésias Prize for her play Berna (Berne, 1994). She has written a great number of plays in both Catalan and Spanish including Rodeo (1992), winner of the Calderón de la Barca Prize and staged at the Mercat de les Flors in Barcelona by the José Sanchis Company; La festa (The Party, 1994); L'aniversari (The Birthday, 1996), winner of the 1999 Born Prize for Theatre; Accident (1996), winner of the 1997 Institute for Catalan Letters Prize for Theatre; L'afer (The Affair, 1998), winner of the 1997 City of Alcoi Prize for Theatre; Dotze treballs (Twelve Labours, 1998), winner of the 1998 City of Lleida Prize for Theatre; Barcelona, mapa d'ombres (Barcelona, Map of Shadows), winner of the City of Barcelona Prize, and also winner of the Max Prize for the Dramatic Arts (in the category of Best Play in Spanish) for the Spanish version of the same title; La cantant calba al McDonald's (The Bald Lady Singer at McDonald's, 2006), winner of the 2007 National Culture Prize for Theatre; Après moi, le déluge (2007), winner of the 2008 Lletra d'Or (Gold Letter) Prize; El temps (Time, 2011), winner of the Born Prize for Theatre of the Artistic Circle of Menorca; and Boira (Mist), which was awarded the 2014 Frederic Roda Prize for Theatre.
Also notable are her other titles like Apocalipsi (Apocalypse, 1998), Vacants (2000), Passatge Gutenberg (2000), El gat negre (The Black Cat, 2001), Libración (Libration, 2001), Dictadura-transició-democràcia (Dictatorship-Transition-Democracy, 2010), Húngaros (Hungarians, 2012) and Fronteres (Borders, 2014). Lluïsa Cunillé is one of the most prolific and influential playwrights in Catalonia today.
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Photograph: © David Ruano.
Translated by Julie Wark.