Marilia Samper IN RESiDENCE at the School Emperador Carles

Marilia Samper (São Paulo, Brazil, 1974)

Graduate in Direction and Dramaturgy from the Theatre Institute of Barcelona. Some of her theatre texts are 405 (second place Miguel Romero Esteo Awards and National Marqués de Bradomín Awards 2001), Menú del dia (second place Miguel Romero Esteo Awards and National Marqués de Bradomín Awards 2002), Un verdadero cowboy (City of Valencia Awards 2006 and Carlos Carvalho del VI Awards National Dramaturgy Competition of Porto Alegre, Brazil), F3dra, pleasure and pain (Sala Beckett, 2011) and Udol (Teatre Lliure/Festival Grec, 2012). She has also directed her texts L'Ombra al meu costat (National Theatre of Catalonia, 2012), Dos Punkis i un Vespino (Teatre Gaudí Barcelona, 2012), Línies (Teatre Lliure, 2014), Petits Monstres (La Villaroel, 2015) and Kilòmetres (Sala Planeta in Girona, 2016).

On the other hand, she has directed You're pretty and I'm drunk by Helena Tornero; Love’s Labour's Lost by W. Shakespeare, with the company Parking Shakespeare; Suïcides by Llàtzer Garcia; Si existeix, encara no ho he trobat by Nick Payne, and Pulmons by Duncan Macmillan, both with Sixto Paz Produccions and debuted at the Sala Beckett.

She has collaborated with the dramaturgy and staging of Belén Maya’s Flamenco company, with whom she has endorsed the shows Ya! (Ensayos) and Romnia.

She was one of the selected authors in the 2013-2014 edition of the Fabulamundi, Playwriting Europe, project and has been performed at the Teatre Odeón in Bucharest (Romania) and the Stückemarkt in Heidelberg (Germany).

During the 2016-2017 season she is a resident author at the Sala Beckett. Resulting from this residence, she debuted L’Alegria in 2018.

Her latest work as author and director is El que no es diu, which debuted at the Sala Beckett in 2021.

As a teacher, she regularly works at the Sala Beckett and the Theatre College of Barcelona.


Presentation updated in September 2021

School Emperador Carles

The Emperador Carles Secondary School participates for the first time in iN RESiDENCE. It is in the Sants district, on the boundary with Les Corts and L’Eixample, right next to the Sants railway station. It was built at the end of the 1950s, and was definitively inaugurated in 1962 under the name Ausiàs March until 1966, when the name was changed to Emperador Carles.


Students from 4th ESO
Summer Aranega Corbalán, Gisela Camp López, Joel Canals Soria, Roc Cerqueda Martin, Claudia Cervera Fabrega, Kloet Fuentes Benitez, Keila Galindo Romero, Marc García Delgado, Martina Huélamo Pujadas, Stefany Lainez Lagos, Maricela Mejia Colon, Núria Nugra Álvarez, Darek Oñate Caicedo, Eloi Sapiña Barril, Ainara Seide González, Oriol Sorribas Basiana, Biel Torrescusa Monteys, Maia Torrijos Segura.

Cristina López and Teresa Lloveras

 Curator and coordination
Sala Beckett|Obrador Internacional de Dramatúrgia

Barcelona Culture Institute
Barcelona Education Consortium