Pepa Plana – Catalan actress and clown, born in Valls, Tarragona, May 2, 1965, a reference in the genre for the quality of its performances and its contribution to the display of clowns, standing as one of European figures.
Pepa Plana established her company in 1998 with a clear intention to create clown theatre for adult audiences.
“De Pe a Pa”, the company’s first production that quickly achieved recognition in the Catalan theatre scene, marking the starting point of her career as a female clown.
Two years later she presented “Giulietta”(2000), a revision of Shakespeare’s classic Romeo and Juliet that consolidated her in the theatre circuits.
With a desire to open up new horizons she then created “Hatzàrdia”(2004) a play that marked the starting point of her journey into the world of theatre without text, which was quickly followed by “L’atzar”(2004) a follow-up play with simpler staging that facilitated travelling and allowed her to present it worldwide.
But it was her following play “Penèlope”(2010) which fully enabled her objective of travelling extensively with a revision of Penelope and Ulysses myth.
With “Èxode”(2011) – a play that looks into the hardship of human migration caused by political and economical reasons, she shared the stage with two other renowned clowns for the first time.
Along with the recognition of the public she has also been granted numerous awards.
And in 2012 she began a new stage in her career with Cirque du Soleil and the creation of “Amaluna”, a new production from the prestigious company from Quebec.
Pepa Plana’s trajectory has lead her to become the most recognized Catalan female clown in Spain and around the world, her work has opened up new possibilities in the theatrical panorama, generating wide expectation and anticipation with each of her new projects.
Pepa Plana has also been artistic director of the International Festival of Clowns Andorra, an absolute benchmark of the genre biennial event since the first edition in 2001 to the last in 2009.
For more information about Pepa please visit: http://pepaplana.com