Cuban Theater Digital Archive

Carlos Celdrán

Director, general director, sound/soundtrack designer, stage designer, musical arrangement, scenographic designer, audiovisual designer, costume designer, producer, adapter, author / playwright, dramaturge

Carlos Celdrán, Cuba’s 2016 National Prize for Theater, is a Cuban theater director and playwright. He graduated from Havana’s important University of the Arts (Instituto Superior del Arte, ISA) in 1986 and joined the then-recently formed Teatro Buendía as assistant to the director, Flora Lauten, where he quickly became artistic director. After ten years of successful and award-winning national and international productions with Buendía, he formed his own theater company, Argos Teatro in 1996. In a constant theater research quest, in 2001, he went to New York to participate in the Lincoln Center Directors Lab and he also received a scholarship to participate in the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute twelve-week program. In 2011, he finished his MA in Performing Arts at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid, Spain. Since 2014 he has been president of Cuba’s chapter of the International Theater Institute and a member of ITI’s executive council.



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Year Category Award Result
2013 Puesta en Escena Premio Caricato Nominee
2006 Mejor espectáculo para adultos Premio Villanueva Winner
2018 Best dramatic text Premio Virgilio Piñera Other

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Author: Lillian Manzor (2004-09-06; revised July 2018)


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