Antonia Bueno Mingallón

 

Introduction

 

Antonia Bueno Mingallón was born in Madrid and she stepped on a stage for the first time when she was 16, and… never came down.

In 1979 she created the company Teatro Guirigai together with her first husband. For 20 years they have presented 17 shows in national and international festivals (Swisszerland, Portugal, Scotland, France, Colombia, Russia, Costa Rica, Italy, Germany, Brasil, Venezuela, and U.S.A., among others). Apart from being the main actress, Antonia Bueno worked as co-productor, co-director, and script-writer in all these shows.

In 1998 she left Teatro Guirigai, and took a new step in her professional career: In 1999 she participated in several workshops and seminars related to dramatic art and stage direction and management, while she was writing the first book of her Trilogy of Medieval Woman, Sancha, reina de la Hispania. In 2000 she created her own theater company, Compañía Antonia Bueno, that performed her play, Sancha, reina de la Hispania, in Spain and Portugal, under her own direction. In 2001, the play received the Special Prize of the Jury in the 4th National Contest of Female Directors. One year later, she directed, Zahra, favorita de Al-Andalus, the second book of the Trilogy, also with her company. She also was a very active member of the Marías Guerreras (an Artistic Female Association) in which she worked as an actress, a playwright, and a drama director.

      After 2002 she has combined her work as drama director with the writing of her last book of the trilogy, Raquel, hija de Sefarad, and of other one-act plays. As a playwright, she has written books, show-scripts, translations, and versions of musicals. Most of her works has been already published: the last ones, Todo por un duro, Tras los cristales, and Transito in different professional magazines, and La niña tumbada, about children rape, in Patricia O´Connor Mujeres sobre Mujeres en los albores del siglo XXI/One-Act Spanish Plays by Women about Women in the Early Years of the 21st Century (269-285).

      She is actually the president of DONESenART (a Drama Association for Women that she created in Valencia in 2005).

      Apart from that she offers several theatrical workshops, lectures, performances, and stage-readings of her plays, participates in international co-productions, Festivals and Conferences, and writes several articles on drama for critical magazines.

 

Roles   Plays    Texts Performed    Stage-readings    Texts Published    Workshops    Lectures     Awards     Other

 

ROLES PLAYED AS MAIN ACTRESS:

1979: Ms. Rosita in Tragicomedia de Don Cristobal y la Señá Rosita, written by Lorca.

1980: Leonarda in La viuda valenciana, by Lope de Vega.

1981: The Pasota Mother in Una mujer sola, by Darío Fo and Franca Rame.

1982: She in Ágape, by Agustín Iglesias.

1983: Beauty in La bella y la bestia, by A. Bueno, A. Iglesias, and L. G. Carreño.

1984: Female explorer from the future in Ritos del solsticio de invierno, by A. Bueno and A. Iglesias.

1985: Mother, Radio Announcer, Boy and Peasant Woman in Metrofilia, by A. Iglesias.

1986: Jewish Merchant in Enésimo viaje a Eldorado, by A. Bueno and A. Iglesias.

1987: Brígida in ¡Viva San Martín! Danzas de matanza, by A. Iglesias.

1988: Aunt Esquilacha and Viguesa in La Parranda,

            dramatic version of the novel written by Eduardo Blanco-Amor.

1990: Saint Antoinette in Perdidos en el paraíso, by A. Iglesias.

1992: She in La soledad del ángel, by A. Iglesias.

1993: A contemporary Red Riding-Hood in En la ciudad soñada, by A. Bueno and A. Iglesias.

1994: Celestina in La Celestina, by Fernando de Rojas.

1996: The Queen Nantes in El reino deseado, by Ronaldo de Brito.

1997: Trinidad Tenaguillo, “La Trini” in ¡Más se perdió en Cuba!, by A. Iglesias.

1998: Woman 1 in Libertad, by Santiago Rusiñol.

2001: Sister Medea in Tras las tocas, written by different authors, Antonia Bueno among them.

2006: Sancha, Zahra, and Raquel in the performance Trilogía de Mujeres Medievales,

            written and directed by Antonia Bueno.

 

PLAYS SHE HAS DIRECTED:

1982: Assistant Director in Ágape.

1983: Assistant Director in La bella y la bestia.

1984: Co-Director in Ritos del solsticio de invierno

1985: Assistant Director in Metrofilia.

1986: Co-Director in Enésimo viaje a Eldorado.

1987: Assistant Director in ¡Viva San Martín! Danzas de matanza.

1988: Director in La Parranda.

1990: Assistant Director in Perdidos en el paraíso.

1993: Co-Director in En la ciudad soñada.

1996: Co-Director in Ópera do Milho/Ópera del Maíz.

2000: Director in Sancha, reina de la Hispania.

2002: Director in Zahra, favorita de Al-Andalus.

2003: Director in Piezas hilvanadas

2004: Director in Jornada de reflexión.

2006: Director in Trilogía de Mujeres Medievales.

 

AUTHORED AND CO-AUTHORED TEXTS PERFORMED:

1974: Reconstrucción bajo palio o a la vuelta lo venden tinto.

1975: Naranjita tabernes (for children).

1976: La escuela que perdió su república.

1983: Beauty and the Beast.

1984: Ritos del solsticio de invierno (for public spaces)

1986: Enésimo viaje a Eldorado (          “            “        )

1993: En la ciudad soñada         (           “             “        )

El  Lobo Feroz y  Caperucita, belonging to the play En la ciudad soñada.

2000: Sancha, reina de la Hispania.

2002: María, part of Tras las Tocas.

2002: Zahra, favorita de Al-Andalus.

2005: La niña tumbada.

2005: Yo, Itziar, tengo sida.

 

STAGE-READINGS OF HER PLAYS

Todo por un duro  (Madrid, October 19, 2001), read by Francisco Valladares and Antonia Bueno (stage directions). Director: Guillermo Heras.

Tránsito (Madrid, February 18, 2002), read by Carmen Aragunde, Pepe Pascual, Pablo Ribero and Fernando Sansegundo. Directors: Marta Álvarez and Alberto Maravilla.

La niña tumbada (Madrid, March 28, 2003), read by Carolina Lapausa. Directors: Elena Cánovas and Denis Rafter.

Malos días (Madrid, April 9, 2003), read and directed by Antonia Bueno.

La niña tumbada (Barcelona, October 17, 2003), read by Marta Corral. Directors: Ginnette Múñoz-Rocha and Glòria Balanà Altamira.

Tras los cristales (Madrid, November 10, 2003), read by Lola Casamayor. Director: Paco Vidal.

Tránsito (Sevilla, March 27, 2004)

Diálogo de dos damas (Madrid, November 6, 2004), read by Nuria González and María Casal. Director: Elena Cánovas.

En capilla (Madrid, April 8, 2005), read by José Luis Patiño. Directors: Elena Cánovas and Denis Rafter.

Sobaco y axila (Madrid, November 6, 2005), read by Alberto Bellido, Marta Díez and Susana Pasamón. Director: Antonia García. 

Sancha, reina de la Hispania (Barcelona, November 10, 2005), read by Resu Belmonte, Blanca Pàmpols, Susana Barranco, Montse Pérez, Sergi Pons, Albert Riballa, Carlos olalla and Paco Valls. Director: Eva Hibernia.    

Sancha, reina de la Hispania (Valencia, November 14, 2005), read by Mª José Péris, Laura Useletti, Rosa izquierdo, Antonia Bueno, Martín Cases, Carles Roselló and Guillermo Berástegui. Director: Victoria Salvador.  

Sancha, reina de la Hispania (Castellón, March 6, 2006), read by Mª José Péris, Laura Useletti, Rosa izquierdo, Antonia Bueno, Martín Cases, Carles Roselló and Guillermo Berástegui. Director: Victoria Salvador.

Aulidi (hijo mío) and Zorionak (felicidades) (Sevilla, May 11, 2006), read by Antonia Bueno.

La niña tumbada (Valencia, June 13, 2006), read by Antonia Bueno. 

 

TEXTS PUBLISHED:

Arcángeles (Art Teatral, Minipiezas ilustradas, nº 17, 2002, 23-27).

Aulidi (Alhucema, nº 8, 2002, 9-10).

Zahra, favorita de Al-Andalus (Madrid: Asociación de Autores de Teatro/Comunidad de Madrid, colección “Damos la palabra”, nº 22, 2002).

Sancha, reina de la Hispania (ADE Teatro, nº 94, 2003, 85-105).

La niña tumbada (Madrid: Colección de la Asociación Autores, nº 6, 2003, 37-40).

Malos días (Madrid: Colección Asociación Autores, nº 7, 2003, 39-41).

María (Madrid: Colección Teoría Escénica, nº 2, 2004, 226-230).

Todo por un duro and Tras los cristales  (Estreno, Volumen XXX, nº 1, 2004, 15-18).

Tránsito (Art Teatral, Minipiezas ilustradas, nº 19, 2004, 19-22).

En capilla (Madrid: Colección Asociación Autores, nº 12, 2006, 13-16).

Raquel, hija de Sefarad (Madrid: Comunidad de Madrid/Asociación de Autores de Teatro, colección “Damos la palabra”, nº 32, 2006).

La niña tumbada (Patricia W. O´Connor, Mujeres sobre mujeres en los albores del siglo XXI: Teatro breve español. Edición bilingüe inglés/español. Madrid: Editorial Fundamentos, Colección Espiral teatro, nº 314, 2006).   

La virgen de los 23 pechos (VV.AA. Un rato del mundo y otros relatos. Salamanca: CELYA, Colección Lunaria, nº 12, 2005, 77-95).

En mi fragante harén (VV.AA. Microscopios eróticos. Madrid: Ediciones Atómicas, 2005).

Anatomía de un conejo hembra (VV.AA. Las Mujeres Cuentan. Valencia: Consellería de Bienestar Social de la Generalitat Valenciana, 2006).

 

WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS OFFERED

1992: She created C.I.A.T.A (International Seminars on Traditional Arts of the Actor) and coordinated the I Seminar of C.I.A.T.A.: “Las tradiciones de la máscara”, with professors from Bali, Italy and the Theater “du Soleil” of Paris.

1994: II Seminar of C.I.A.T.A.: “El actor que danza”, with Karunakaran Nair (India) and Aspassía Papathanassiou (Greece).

1996: Theoric and Practical Course on Interpretation, University UNIRÍO, Río de Janeiro (Brasil)     

1996: “A energía do actor”, Aracaju, Sergipe (Brasil)

2004: She created and coordinated the Theoric and Practical Course “Mujer perfecta-mujer perversa”.

2005: “La energía del actor”, University of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria (Spain).

 

LECTURES GIVEN:

1995: “Mi experiencia en el Teatro”, International Festival of Caracas (Venezuela).

1996: “El cuerpo del actor”, Center of Conventions, Aracajú (Brasil).

1999: “El cerco de Numancia o la endogamia teatral”  IX Congress of Drama Directors, Valencia (Spain).

1999: “A energía do actor”, University of Natal (Brasil).

2002: “Escribir desde la mujer. 4 patas para una mesa redonda (como nosotras)”  La Laguna, Tenerife (Spain).

2003: “Mi Trilogía de Mujeres medievales”, Sevilla (Spain).

2003: “Sancha, la lucha por el poder: una emperatriz del siglo XI”, Cádiz (Spain).

2004: “Mi Trilogía de Mujeres medievales” (seminar) Córdoba (Spain).

2005: “La mujer en las Tres Culturas” Andújar, Jaén (Spain).

2005: “La mujer en la dramaturgia”, University of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria (Spain).

2005: “De Alcaraz a Nueva York. Del corral manchego a los jardines del Lincoln Center”, Cádiz (Spain).

2005: “Autoras escondidas. Una violencia velada”, University of Sevilla (Spain).

2005: “La Memoria de la Mujer en el Teatro”, Paiporta, Valencia (Spain).

2006: “La mujer, la pluma y la espada”, University of Sevilla (Spain).

2006: Lecture-Performance “Trilogía de Mujeres Medievales”, Valencia (Spain).

2006: “Enmascaradas. Mujer y Violencia en las Artes Escénicas”, Valencia (Spain).

2006: “Memoria es nombre de mujer”, Valencia (Spain).

2006: “Violencia de género en el teatro”, Valencia (Spain).

 

AWARDS RECEIVED:

1982: First Prize on Performance (Contest in Cieza, Murcia, Spain) for playing The Mother Pasota in Una mujer sola (written by Darío Fo and Franca Rame).

2000: Drama Written by Women from Leganes Award, for the play Tránsito

2001: Special Award of the Jury (IV National Contest of Female Directors) for directing Sancha, reina de la Hispania.

2001: Comunidad de Madrid Award to write Zahra, favorita de Al-Ándalus

2004: Merlin Short-Story Award (runner-up) for La Virgen de los 23 pechos.

2004: Comunidad de Madrid Award to write Raquel, hija de Sefarad

2005: VI Women Prose Literary Contest (runner-up) for Anatomía de un conejo hembra.

2005: Drama Creation of Valencia Award to write Las mil y una muertes de Sarah Bernhardt.

2006: VII Women Prose Literary Contest (runner-up) for La Vicenta and María Pau.

 

OTHER ACTIVITIES:

1992: Design and organization of the Open Spaces Festival, Getafe, Madrid.

2000: Premiere of El partener, by Mauricio Kartun (version of Antonia Bueno), Madrid..

2003: Premiere of a version of Zahra, favorita de Al-Ándalus, Badajoz (Spain).

2003: Libretto for the musical El Conde de Montecristo.

2003: Creation and organization of the monographic Teatro en Brasil, and translation of all the articles published in ADE Teatro, nº 96.    

2006: Premiere of “Los pecados capitales” free version of Todo por un duro, Avilés (Spain).

2006: Script and musical selection for the “Pasarela del mar”, Malvarrosa, Valencia (Spain).