Alberto Villarreal

Alberto Villarreal, born 1977 in Mexico City, is an author, director and theatre visionary. He studied dramatic writing and theatre at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and completed residencies at the Royal Court Theatre in London, the Carolina Foundation in Madrid and at the Lark Center in New York. From 2001 to 2011, he was artistic director of La Artillería Producciones and La Madriguera theatre. He has directed more than 40 productions, most of them on his own initiative and in the context of international projects. His plays have been translated into French, English and Portuguese; he has worked on art projects in cities such as New York, São Paulo, London, and Shanghai. Alberto Villareal is one of the most radical and authoritative representatives of a young theatre that aims to explore and overcome the traces of colonialism – especially with regard to the connection between aesthetic, historical and political questions.

His play “Cactácea”, commissioned by the London Royal Court Theatre, which was co-produced by the Luna Morena puppet theatre company from Guadalajara, was invited to the Mexico Festival at the Münchner Kammerspiele in 2016. In the upcoming season, he will stage part of “1968”, a project on the legacy of the 1968 generation.