Adela Bravo

Adela Bravo Sauras is the artistic director from NoFourthWall. She has been the director of “Lorca was a Doppelgänger”, “Pop quiz, almost an octet”, “What are you doing after the orgy?” , “Metalogues”, “In a whale´s jaw”, “36, a plot´s kermesse”, “Easywhy, I think too much therefore I am sick”, “Peep now, chosen loneliness”, “Lux Páramo”,  “Ipsagon”, “My hands. My mother´s” and the co-director of “No exit”. She has also performed in “My hands. My mother´s”, “Ipsagon”, “Easywhy, I think too much therefore I am sick”, “In a whale´s jaw”, “Metalogues”, “Lorca was a Doppelgänger” and “No exit”. Together with Anja Stachelscheid, they have built the installations.

She has also done the Installation Design and construction from the Milano Game Festival for the XXI Esposizione Internazionale della Triennale di Milano commissioned by the Italian Indie Games Studio Santa Ragione and the Immersive setting from Orbis Tertius in the Aufbau-Haus on the Moritzplatz in Berlin by the choreographer Matteo Graziano. She has directed “Voy a cuidarte” and “Fuck you Adrian” for the New York company Pop Up Theatrics.

She has an architect degree from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid and an MA in Applied Theatre sciences at the Institut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft (Justus-Liebig Universität, Giessen, Germany). In April 2020 she is presenting her Doctoral Thesis at the Universität der Künste Berlin with the title ”The Architectonic turn in theatre and the changes that theatre mechanisms produced in the architectural reality in the western world from 1968 to the present times“ that she started thanks to a postgraduate scholarship. She belongs to the Rivas Cherif Laboratory from the National Dramatic Center in Spain as director and scenographer.

She has worked as an architect and has done theatre and film direction, installation, stage design, concept work, dramaturgy and text selection and adaptation, translation and production in NoFourthWall or in collaboration with others: Thomas Bo Nilsson at Schaubühne Berlin and Schauspielhaus Vienna; The Agency at Volksbühne ́s Roter Salon, Münchner Kammerspiele, Sophiensäle, FFT Düsseldorf; Chicks Kollektiv at Impulse Festival; Italian Embassy in Berlin for Diego Cibelli; Circle Line at the Rotonda sul mare by Marcello Smarrelli; Gustavo Tambascio at Teatro de la Zarzuela Madrid; La Fura dels Baus; Sanja Ristic, Roxy Theater, Amsterdam Fringe Festival, Tacheless, Basel Roxy Theater; Nieto & Sobejano Berlin; European Architecture and Urbanism congress EURAU; Master Collective Housing ETSAM; Wilk-Salinas Architekten; HONG Architekten Projekt-Management GmbH and Aescht & Berthold Architekten among others.

She has been a speaker for the International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR) World Congress since 2015 in“Theatre and Migration: Theatre, Nation and Identity: Between Migration and Stasis”, Faculty of Dramatic Arts, University of Arts, Belgrade, Serbia; “Unstable Geographies: Multiple Theatricalities”, Department of Performing Arts of the School of Communication and Arts, University of São Paulo, Brazil; “Presenting the Theatrical Past. Interplays of Artefacts, Discourses and Practices”, Stockholm University, Sweden and “Theatre and Democracy “, Department of Theatre Arts of Sarojini Naidu School of Arts and Communication, Gachibowli, University of Hyderabad, India.

She has written articles for Contemporary Theatre Review, Routledge; Association for Architectural Aesthetics Zeitung, 6th Annual Doctoral Colloquium Architectural Aesthetics, Building Composition & City Design, Dresden; “Ho perso il pallone”, CL Projekt among others.

She started theatre direction in the Real Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático de Madrid and has learned from Heiner Goebbels, Antonio Miranda, Anna Viebrock, Bojana Kunst, Gerald Siegmund, Robin Arthur (Forced Entertainment), Kris Verdonck, Tuija Kokkonen, Philip Bussmann (Forsythe), Eva Holling, Martina Ruhsam, Kai van Eikels, European Michael Chekhov Workshop, Jaroslaw Wielski, Socorro Anadón, Zywila Pietrzak, Cristina Rota. Nuevo repertorio, and Sala Cuarta Pared, Familie Flöz and Suzuki-Viewpoints among others.