“Lucia Miranda is already one of our most interesting Performing Arts figures”
Stage director, cultural manager, playwright and art educator. She is the founder of The Cross Border, a project that works at the intersection of the performing arts and education, and co-founder of the international collective País Clandestino.
As a playwright she has published Nora, 1959, (Autores en el Centro, CDN); Fiesta, Fiesta, Fiesta (INAEM’s 5th Contemporary Playwriting Program) and Alicias buscan Maravillas (SGAE’s 5th Theater Writing Laboratory). She also wrote (Microtheater Miami) and ¿Qué hacemos con la abuela? (Festival Sénégalais de Théâtre-forum, Dakar). She co-wrote País Clandestino, which was performed at the FIBA of Chile, Argentina, the Dijon Theatre in May Festival, MIT Sao Paulo, Almada International Theatre Festival (Lisbon) and Uruguay’s FIDAE. Her texts have been staged in Bolivia, the United States and Russia.
Her shows have been premiered at the Thalia Theater in New York, the Sánchez Aguilar Theater in Ecuador, Microtheater Miami and the Centro Dramático Nacional in Spain, among others.
As an artist-educator, she has coordinated projects and training in Applied Theater for education and social transformation at centers in Spain, Senegal, France, Ethiopia, Bulgaria, Norway, Bolivia, Argentina, Uruguay and the United States.
She has a degree in Humanities from the Carlos III University of Madrid, a Master in Theater and Education from New York University and a Master in Performing Arts Management from CCMU-Universidad Complutense. She is a member of the LCT Director’s Lab at Lincoln Center in New York and has been part of the EUNIC artists’ residency program of the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics at Georgetown University.
2021 | Max Award finalist for best show for children, youth or family audiences for La chica que soñaba and Max Award finalist for best new show for Chicas y Chicos
2019 | Leonardo Grant for Researchers and Cultural Creators from the Fundación BBVA, for the Casa project
2019 | Teatro Autor Exprés for I am Miami
2019 | Max Award Finalist for Best Theatrical Authorship for Fiesta, Fiesta, Fiesta
2018 | El Ojo Crítico award for Theater from RNE
2016 | Second Prize in the National Women Stage Directors Competition of Torrejón for Nora, 1959
2015 | Emotive grant for an exchange with the PETA Theatre, Philippines. The Cross Border Project was selected by the National Coordinator of NGOs as an agent for social change in Spain.
2013 | “José Luis Alonso” Award from the Asociación de Directores de Escena de España for young directors, for Perdidos en Nunca Jamás
2013 | “El Violento no es Valiente” Award from UN Women and UNICEF, in Latin America, for Las Burladas por Don Juan
2013 |Award for best director and best show from the VI Muestra of the Fundación Progreso y Cultura for ¿Qué hacemos con la abuela?
2013 | Young IDEA Grant from the International Drama and Theatre Education Association, Paris
2012 | ACE Award (The Association of Latin Entertainment Critics) for the best classical theater show in Spanish in New York for De Fuente Ovejuna a Ciudad Juárez
2011 | HOLA Award (Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors) for best Hispanic production in New York for De Fuente Ovejuna a Ciudad Juárez
2011 | Special Mention from the jury of the Almagro Festival’s Almagro Off competition for new directors, for De Fuente Ovejuna a Ciudad Juárez
2009/10 | Fulbright Grant from the Ministry of Culture for artists and cultural managers