CARLOS ALADRO (Madrid, 1970) is currently Director of the Festival de Otoño (“Autumn Festival”) (since 2016) and Clásicos en Alcalá (“Classics in Alcalá”) (since 2017).
Having received his Bachelor of the Performing Arts and Stage Direction at the Royal School of the Dramatic Arts (RESAD), Carlos Aladro was a member of the artistic team at La Abadía from 2001 to 2009, collaborating first as Assistant Art Director, and then in the programming and management of the Foundation, as Assistant Director and Deputy Director.
From 2009 to 2016 he was the Art Coordinator at Corral de Comedias in Alcalá de Henares, whose management is the responsibility of the Fundación Teatro de la Abadía.
At La Abadía he directed six productions: Garcilaso, el cortesano (”Garcilaso the Courtier”), based on texts by Garcilaso de la Vega, Boscán and Castiglione; Terrorismo (“Terrorism”) by the Presnyakov brothers; La ilusión (“The Illusion”) by Corneille/Kushner; Medida por medida (“Measure by Measure”) by Shakespeare; and the diptych Coplas a la muerte de mi padre (“Songs to the Death of My Father”) and Cántico espiritual (“Spiritual Chant”), two stage concerts by Amancio Prada.
Amongst his work as a Stage Director with other companies we can highlight his productions for the Compañía Nacional de Teatro Clásico, Fundación Siglo de Oro, Grumelot and Teatro en Tránsito: El condenado por desconfiado (“The Man Condemned for Lack of Faith”) and Desde Toledo a Madrid (“From Toledo to Madrid”), both by Tirso de Molina; Otro no tengo (“Have I None”) by Edward Bond; 4.48 Psicosis (“4.48 Psychosis”) by Sarah Kane; Pelín de victim (“Playing the Victim”), his reunion with the Presnyakov brothers; La fiebre (“The Fever”) by Wallace Shawn; and recently “Scratch”, among other projects. On two occasions (2013 and 2014) he directed outdoor performances of Don Juan Tenorio in Alcalá de Henares.
He has always been interested in theatrical training and has taught workshops and classes in different fields. He is a lecturer at Escuela SUR and a member of the Michael Chekhov Europe (MCE) network.