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Angelina Llongueras

Angelina Llongueras, PhD,  is an actress, playwright, stage director, professor and researcher. She is also an interpreter, a translator, a freelance journalist and a voice-over artist.

 Among her credits, a two-year tour of Europe and Asia as lead actress in Metamorfosis by La Fura dels Baus.  Her own one-woman show, Phoolan is Everyone was selected for the WPIC Conference in Stockholm in 2012 and  for Bogotá and Cali Women’s Theatre Festivals in Colombia in 2010. It travelled to India, to the Darpana Academy for Performing Arts in January 2016.

Angelina adapted Subcomandante Marco’s Instructions to Change the World for the stage and performed it in Dutch at Cosmic Theatre in Amsterdam and at the Rome Alternative Forum to the FAO Summit (in English and Spanish).

In Chicago, she was cast in principal roles in The Real Life Adventures of Jimmy de las Rosas for Free Street Theatre, 3 Monólogos by Colectivo El Pozo,  Still Small Voices for the Chicago Dance Theatre Ensemble and in Shadow Town by Her Story Theatre Company. She has  presented her performance of Percy Bysshe Shelley´s The Mask of Anarchy at Chicago’s Printer Row, the  Abbie Hoffmann Theatre Festival and De Paul University, in Sala Fenix in Barcelona and in January 2016 she presented it at the Sabarmati Ashram of Ahmedabad and at the Cultural Centre for the Kerala Community of Gujarat, India. 

She has played for filmmakers Rachid Buchareb, Miguel Arteta, Pedro Almodovar and for Juan Antonio Bardem in the European award winning TV series Young Picasso, among other Spanish and American film directors.

Angelina directed  Pedro and the Captain by Mario Benedetti for the Berkeley says No to Torture Week, at Art Internationale Gallery in San Francisco , and at the Abbie Hoffmann Theater Festival and De Paul University in Chicago. She directed a reading of Shakespeare’s Richard II for Subterranean Shakespeare and plays by Dürrenmatt and Fassbinder for her students in New Mexico. In October 2015 she directed excerpts from her latest play Tejido sobre Tela de Araña to students from Es Artes School of Theatre in Suchitoto, El Salvador, that were presented to delegates of the 2nd Congreso de Cultura Viva Comunitaria that took place in San Salvador.

Her play El Cobert (The Junk Room) won the finalist mention at the 14th April Contest for Historical Memory in Barcelona and was published by Arola Editors in Tarragona, and her play  Lo Mein and Tequila won the Raymond J Flores Award in New York. This play was produced by Ross Valley Players in California and Repertorio Latino in Chicago in its original Spanish version,  and numerous dramatic readings of it took place in many different NY library branches and in Chicago El Aguijon.

Angelina wrote a book on Contemporary Indigenous Mexican Theatre. She has taught courses and seminars to immigrant, peasant and indigenous women in Spain and Mexico  and has given lectures in universities and cultural centres in US, Mexico, UK, France and Spain.