The training will take place between the 11th and the 14th of March.


Auditorio de Tenerife is a cultural space linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council, that is managed by the councillor of Culture Enrique Arriaga. The auditorium offers a dramaturgy workshop held by José Padilla a Canary Islands's author and winner of a Max Award for Performing Arts. The title of the training course is 'What have you done with the scissors?' and it will be held between the 11th and the 14th of March. The registration is now open. 

This 20 hours workshop is recommended for professional and amateur playwrights; it will be held from 10 am to 4 pm (with one-hour lunch break each day). The registration will close on the 26th of February and it can be done by filling a registration form at the website of Auditorio de Tenerife here. Having written, published, self-published or staged a play, having attended workshops and courses in playwriting will be considered an asset. The workshop price is €30 for professionals and €15 for students.

During the workshop many topics will be approached, starting with the first stumbling block that writers have to face: the topic. José Padilla explains that "it is almost unavoidable having to face a heavy burden which is rather linked to the image that we want to show the world of ourselves as creators, than what we really want to tell. Thus, it is much more practical to search through imagination than to impose a topic. During this workshop the author's imagination, which ultimately generates situations and dramatic texts, will be explored. This will be the starting point to find a genuine story to tell. 

José Padilla (Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 1976) has a degree in Textual Interpretation by the Spanish Royal School of Dramatic Arts. He continued his training with professionals like Declan Donnellan, Simon Stephens, Wadji Mouawad, José Ramón Fernández, Alfredo Sanzol and Vicente Fuentes. Among other recognitions, he won the prize Max Award for Performing Arts for his work Dados, the 'Almagro Off' award for Perra Vida, the prize 'Ojo Crítico de Teatro' awarded by Radio Nacional de España or the prize 'Premio Réplica a Mejor Autoría Canaria' for his work Porno Casero. Among other shows, he conducts Haz clic aquí for Centro Dramático Nacional, La isla púpura and Las crónicas of Peter Sanchidrián, both for Kamikaze Producciones; he currently writes and directs a trilogy for the company Ventrículo Veloz: Papel, Por la boca and Dados. As a classic’s versioner, he has focused his career on Shakespeare and Cervantes. His works have been played in prestigious theatres like The Moscow Art Theatre, the Globe Theatre of London or La Comedie Française of Paris. He has taught workshops for Centro Dramático Nacional, Instituto Cervantes, Sala Beckett (Barcelona) or Compañía Nacional de Teatro Clásico.