Angélica Liddell

Angélica Liddell is one of the most influential and important figures in Spanish performance theater as a writer, director and performance artist. In 1993 she founded the Atra Bilis Teatro, where she has premiered over twenty-five of her works. Among her numerous awards were the Casa de América Award for Innovative Drama in 2003 for her play Nubila Wahlheim; the SGAE Theatre Award in 2004 for Mi relación con la comida; the Premio Ojo Crítico Segundo Milenio Award in 2005 in recognition of her body of work; and the Notodo del Público Award for Best Performance in 2007 for her play Perro muerto en tintorería: los fuertes. The play El año de Ricardo won the Valle Inclán Award in 2008. Liddell was also awarded the Sebastiá Gasch Prize in 2011. Her most recent works, El año de Ricardo, La casa de la fuerza, Maldito sea el hombre que confía en el hombre and Todo el cielo sobre la tierra (El síndrome de Wendy), Qué haré yo con esta espada, The Scarlet Letter and Liebestod have premiered at the Festival d’Avignon, the Wiener Festwochen or the Théâtre de l’Odéon in Paris. In 2012 she received the National Prize for Theater Literature, awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Culture, for La casa de la fuerza, and in 2013 the Silver Lion of the Biennale di Venezia. In 2017 Angélica Liddell was awarded the Order Chevalier des Arts et Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture.