Rodolf Sirera

1948 – ...

Rodolf Sirera was a playwright, screenwriter, translator, director and theater manager. His work is linked to the regeneration of Valencian theater, of which he is a theorist, critic, researcher and editor. He is one of the most important Valencian playwrights of the last fifty years. Sirera has been involved in the independent theater movement since the late 1960s. He founded and directed the theatrical group Centre Experimental de Teatre, later called El Rogle, until his death in 1976. Subsequently, he was director of the Teatre Principal de València, the Théâtres de la Diputació de València and held other management positions in the Conselleria de Cultura of the regional government. He has written 40 plays of different formats and sizes, some in collaboration with his brother Josep Lluís, all of which have been published, the most famous being "El verí del teatre" ("The Poison of the Theatre"), which has been translated into many languages, as well as a cycle devoted to the history of the Valencian Lands. Rodolf Sirera's writing pushes the limits of theatrical language and seeks to break the boundaries between fiction and reality. He has won numerous awards, including the Valencian Community Theater Prize and the National Theater Prize of the Generalitat de Catalunya.