Dr. Willenbrink Selected as First U.S. Representative to Catalan Playwriting Gathering

This July, Dr. Hank Willenbrink was invited to participate in the 12th annual Obrador International (International Workshop) at Sala Beckett (Barcelona, Spain). One of the most important independent theatres in Spain, Sala Beckett is a leader in new plays in Catalan and an cultural fixture in Barcelona. The Obrador brings together 10 playwrights from across the world for a week residency at Sala Beckett including a writing workshop with Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime) and the staged reading of their plays in the Festival du Grec, Barcelona’s premiere international theatre festival. Dr. Willenbrink attended this year as the first representative chosen from the United States in the Obrador’s history.

His play, “American Pageant” was performed as a part of the international staged reading series. The above photograph shows that reading.

We congratulate Dr. Willenbrink on such boundary-breaking work.

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