Rodrigo García

Featured: Rodrigo García / La Carnicería Teatro (Madrid, Spain)

Rodrigo García (1964) is author, set designer and director. Originally from Argentina, he has lived and worked in Madrid since 1986, where he founded his own theatre company, La Carnicería Teatro. He makes theatre in a very experimental and personal way, always researching a personal language, far away from traditional forms of theatre. On his own terms, he has been very much influenced by the writing of Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter, and later by Heiner Müller, Thomas Bernhard, Louis Ferdinand Céline and Peter Handke. His texts have been performed and translated many times. For Macbeth imagenes (1987), Reloj(1988), Notas de Cocina (1994) and El Padre (1994) he has received several theatre awards. Rodrigo García (1964) spent his childhood and adolescence in the Yparraguirre of Grand Bou...

In Performance: Rodrigo García at the Festival d’Avignon

Since the creation of the Carniceria Teatro (Butchery Theatre), in Madrid in 1989, Rodrigo García and the actors in his company have developed an experimental form of theatre based on the body, matter and oral expression. Close to visual arts and dance, the Argentinean director favours crude and poetic language. He works on objects and matter as much as on the energy of bodies on stage. Construction and deconstruction, fragments, splinters, violence are part of this non-conformist’s playwriting. From the writing to the stage, the playwright’s political and radical intention seems literally to take shape through visions linked to current events. As well as directing other playwrights, and staging theatrical happenings, he has written over fifteen plays since Acera derecha (1989) and among t...