Institut Ramon LLull

Playing Together: Catalonia at HB Studio returns with two more theater productions

Performing.  New York, 14/10/2021

HB Studio patners with Institut Ramon Llull to present Playing Together: Catalonia at HB Studio, a special showcase of select Catalan plays, with English subtitles, followed by in-depth discussions with the artists about their work and creative process. The program, hosted by HB Studio, kicked off in May with A.K.A. (ALSO KNOWN AS) by playwright Daniel J. Meyer. The series then featured MIVION (RADIO SARAJEVO) by documentary theater company La Conquesta del Pol Sud in July. Closing out the series will be the classic play, SOLITUD, based on a novel with the same title written by a woman (Caterina Albert) under a man’s name (Victor Catala), and SOLITUD A STROMBOLI which compares SOLITUD to the film STROMBOLI by Rosselini.

The HB Public conversation will feature Alícia Gorina (director) and actors Maria Ribera and Pol López from SOLITUD, and Fina Rius (actress), Núria Casad (author and dramaturg), and Imma Colomer (director) from SOLITUD A STROMBOLI.

Moderated by HB Teaching Artist Maria Fontanals.



“After passing through Ridorta they had come across a wagon going their way…” The start of Víctor Català’s best known work is an invitation to immerse oneself in the fascinating literary richness of SOLITUD, and foreshadows some of its major themes: landscape as a vocabulary to express existence, animality in the face of cultural and technical evolution, or time as human geography.

With her great mountain novel, Caterina Albert gave a voice to one of the most exciting female characters in Catalan literature. A journey of enormous vibrant intensity, marked by the magnetic discovery of desire, the raw lesson of solitude and the lucid understanding of the pains that weigh upon the world.

Length: 2 hours. The play is performed in Catalan and presented with English subtitles. Learn more.



La Dra. Nela Simari, a distinguished expert in the field of comparative literature, gives a peculiar “inaugural lecture” on the influence of Víctor Català on the acclaimed Italian director Roberto Rossellini. His masterful lesson not only takes us into the parallel universes of Solitude and Stromboli, but also invites us to reflect on the concept of authorship, the creative fact itself, and above all, on who comes to light. and who remains in the shadows in the complex narrative of History. Learn more.



Presenting an HB public conversation on SOLITUD and SOLITUD A STROMBOLI.

Monday, October 18, 2021

2:00 P.M. ET / 8:00 P.M. CET


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  • A consortium of:

  • Generalitat de Catalunya Govern Illes Balears Ajuntament de Barcelona

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