Jaume Miró (Cala Millor, Mallorca, 1977) is a playwright and audiovisual media scriptwriter.
After obtaining a degree in Philosophy he began theatre training in courses given by such well-known figures as José Sanchis Sinisterra, Syd Field, and others. In 1997, the enthusiastic reception of his work Noctàmbuls enabled him to establish a theatre company. Now, as a playwright and director, he is producing works of formal technical precision dealing with today’s big issues and always reflecting on freedom and individual responsibility.
All of his plays probe the human condition, whether in terms of love, non-communication, loneliness or the nihilism of his early works El funeral d'en Singelpeu and Fuga, and also in the documentary theatre of his more recent works, Dels llargs camins and Diari d'una miliciana, which have been performed to great public acclaim. Furthermore, he also written many short plays, performed in particular in the Microteatre de Mallorca project. A small part of his work has not yet been published.
His plays, which have received several prizes including the 2012 Teatre Principal Prize and the 2013 Bartomeu Rosselló-Pòrcel Award of the cultural institution Obra Cultural Balear, have been translated into Spanish and English.
Jaume Miró is a member of the Associació d’Escriptors en Llengua Catalana (Association of Catalan Language Writers – AELC).
Web page: Francesc Viñas for AELC.
Documentation from the author’s personal files.
Photograph: M. A. Canyelles.
Translated by Julie Wark.