Bio

Roger Simeon, BA (Hons) Philosophy (Universitat de Girona) and Journalism (University of Stirling). Writer and playwright with plays premiered in Barcelona (‘Tu i Jo’, ‘Els convidats‘), London (‘You and Me‘, ‘Angeleta & Etelvina’) and New York (‘Los columpios‘, The Kitchen).

After winning several literary contests with his short stories (Premi Districte V, Premi Frederica Montseny, Premi Cercamón…) in 2010, Simeon wins the playwrighting contest Premi Boira with his play ‘Tu i Jo’. The following year he premieres a version of this play directed by himself at Institut del Teatre de Vic (Barcelona) and since then the theatre productions and awards have not ceased.

2012:

Writes and premieres ‘Economia fàcil: entrevista al senyor Rocamora’ and ‘Els convidats‘.

Little Soldier Productions asked him to translate ‘Tu i Jo’ into English and on June 2012 they premiered ‘You and Me‘ in London directed by Bryony Shanahan.

He wins the playwrighting contest Teatro Mínimo Dramaturgo Moreno Arenas with the play ‘Conversación 24’

Finalist in the V Premi de Teatre Breu Inicia’t playwrighting contest with ‘El Casament’

2013:

Works as a director assistant in the play ‘Avui és gairebé mai’ by Els carotes.

His play ‘Los columpios‘ is chosen to take part in the international Play Development program Cimientos at IATI Theater (New York).

Finalist in the VI Premi de Teatre Breu Inicia’t playwrighting contest with ‘El primer sopar’.

2nd prize in the playwrighting contest Textos Teatrals Vila de Gràcia with ‘La partida’.

2014:

He premieres the short play ‘L’urna’ at Sala Beckett (Barcelona) as part of the Els 10 minuts del bar de la Beckett.

Angeleta & Etelvina, a new version of You and Me is staged at Arcola Theatre (London).

Beginning of his ongoing collaboration with the digital newspaper Revista de Letras

Stage reading of ‘Los Columpios‘ at IATI Theater (New York)

Stage reading of Il·lusions at Sala Beckett (Barcelona)

Special recognition at the playwrighting contest Premios Otoño Villa de Chiva for ‘El acantilado’

Beginning of his ongoing collaboration with the digital newspaper Núvol

2015:

10 de abril staged as part of III Congreso de Radioteatro y ficción sonoroa (Sala Berlanga, Madrid)

L’emú premiered as part of Festival Píndoles (Alberg Mare de Déu de Montserrat, Barcelona)

Stage reading of The Kitchen at IATI Theater (New York)

Egos takes part at the Microteatre Barcelona – October 2015

Los Columpios (The Swings): Full production at IATI Theater (New York)

2016:

Romeo & Juliet (zai Shanghai): Staged reading in Jing’an Park (Shanghai)

El pis del pare: Winner playwrighting contest IX Premi Teatre Inicia’t (Badalona)

Amor: Finalist playwrighting contest Carro de Baco (Barcelona)

Enquistats: Finalist playwrighting contest Carro de Baco (Barcelona)

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