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Carme Portaceli

Carme Portaceli studied for an MA in Art History at the University of Barcelona before becoming Professor of Directing and Acting at Barcelona’s Theatre Institute (2001-2006).

Carme Portaceli studied for an MA in Art History at the University of Barcelona before becoming Professor of Directing and Acting at Barcelona’s Theatre Institute (2001-2006).

In 2005 she became Artistic Director of Factoria Escènica Internacional. From 2016 to 2019 she was Aristic Director of Teatro Español in Madrid. When she took over, attendance stood at 28%, and five months later it had risen to around 78%, attracting a young and diverse public and restoring the theatre as a meeting-place for the city. She has also been Vice President of the Performing Call Arts Academy since 2014.

Portaceli has directed over 70 productions in Spain and abroad, including Genova 01 (2004), What Happened When Nora Left Her Husband (2008), They Are Only Women (2015), Jane Eyre (2017), Frankenstein (2018) and Mrs Dalloway (2019). Her works have garnered praise and won several prizes, including MAX, ADE and BUTACA awards voor Best Direction.

'I have spent my whole working life trying to give women more visibility, on and off stage. That’s also what I do with the characters I bring to life.'

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Performances by and with Carme Portaceli

Bovary op Filmfestival Oostende én zes nominaties MIFF Awards

Prachtig nieuws uit Milaan voor Carme Portaceli, Michael De Cock en Jaco Van Dormael: ze blijken voor hun teletheaterstuk Bovary niet één of twee, maar zes (!) nominaties te hebben ontvangen voor de M…

La cultura es segura: opinion Michael De Cock and Carme Portaceli 

Michael De Cock and Carme Portaceli put pen to paper for this joint opinion piece, which was published in De Standaard and Le Soir. They hope theatre companies all over Europe will be able to get back…

A day in the life of Mrs Dalloway

For the production Mrs Dalloway, Michael De Cock collaborates with Carme Portaceli of Teatro Español. Why Mrs Dalloway? And why Teatro Español? In this interview, De Cock reveals all about this partic…