With great joy, we share that the catalogue of publications from ASSITEJ Spain grew with four new titles in the year 2023: Diary of the Lemon Tree (Diario del limonero) by Paco Romeu, Alice. So Big and So Small (Alicia. Tan grande y tan pequeña) by Manel I. Serrano, and the spanish translations of Une Lune entre deux maisons and Le bruit des os qui craquent by Suzanne Lebeau.
In our Theatre Collection, as a result of the collaboration agreement we signed with the Navarra School of Theatre and the Pamplona City Council, we have published the winning work of the XXXI Contest of theatrical texts directed at children. It is Diary of the Lemon Tree (Diario del limonero) by Paco Romeu. A text that at first glance might not seem like a play and yet hides in its pages a poetic, dramatic text about life and its processes, family, roots and growth in connection with nature.
Also, in the Theatre Collection, we have published the bilingual Spanish-Catalan edition of Alice. So Big and So Small (Alicia. Tan grande y tan pequeña) by Manel I. Serrano. To write this work, the playwright from Majorca was very freely inspired by the classic by Lewis Carroll. Alice dives into her own childhood and tries to decipher concepts such as magic, loneliness, the passage from childhood to adolescence, relationships between the elderly and children, mental health, theatre and, above all, LOVE in capital letters.
In our International Theatre Collection, we have incorporated two new texts from the great playwright Suzanne Lebeau: Une Lune entre deux maisons and Le bruit des os qui craquent. These titles from the Canadian creator, one of the most outstanding voices in international theatre, add to the purpose of ASSITEJ Spain to publish her complete work in Spanish.
The first of these works, Une Lune entre deux maisons, written in 1979, is a founding text of the Le Carrousel repertoire, the first Canadian play specifically for early childhood and also the first play staged by Gervais Gaudreault, who was the company’s director. A poetic fable that uncompromisingly addresses openness to others and the world, relying on a symbolic universe.
In Le bruit des os qui craquent, Suzanne Lebeau’s commitment to give voice to childhood and her determination to tell the reality of the world – often hard and complex – of which boys and girls are part is evident. A committed and risky theatre, but that never renounces the hope of a better world.
+ You can check the ASSITEJ Editorial catalogue here: https://www.assitej.net/es_es/libros-teatro-infanil-y-juvenil/