Catherine Gil Alcala

Biography 

Poetry, theater, performance, visual arts… to translate the language of unconsciousness, dreams, folly … which are the obsessions and favorite themes of Catherine Gil Alcala.

In 2010-2013, Maelstrom, her erotic surrealistic poem, is staged at Théâtre « Les Déchargeurs » and « Avignon Festival ».
Her play James Joyce flees… When a man suddenly knows something is staged at « 59 Rivoli » during « White Night 2012 » in Paris.

She makes an exhibition of dolls-sculptures and poems « Doll’art » at « Festival Fou » in Paris, gallery « Arte Rainbow » in Dax and « 59 Rivoli » during « White Night 2013 » in Paris.

She performs her musical poems Fairy Tales In The Form Of A Running List at the Mana-Art gallery in Brussels, and the Montparnasse Museum in Paris.
She participates as an author in the 35th edition of the « Bocal Agité » at « Gare au Théâtre » and she publishes at Éditions de la Gare A New Town, Life….

She published at Éditions La Maison brûlée in 2015 : James Joyce flees… When a man suddenly knows something followed by Jabbering on the Chinese Wall, 2016 : Tragedy of the Ass followed by Philosophical Farces and Zoartoïst and other texts, 2017 : The Somnambulist in a Sulfur Trail, 2018 : The Divinatory Crowd of Dreams.

At the same time, she participates in literary meetings and public readings, and she performs excerpts from her poems Zoartoïst and The Divinatory Crowd of Dreams, in Paris : at the Independent Publishers Fair, at the bookstore of « CentQuatre-Paris », at « Gaston Baty Theater Library » – New Sorbonne University Paris 3, at Theater « Les Déchargeurs », at the Theatrical Bookstore, at the « Ahz’art Day » as part of « Springtime of poets », at Theater « Le Vent se Lève », at « Quartier du livre Festival », and « Aurillac Festival », at the Châlons-en-Champagne Library.

She makes performative readings of her play Tragedy of the Ass at the 100ecs during « White Night 2018 » in Paris, and at the Independent Publishers Fair « l’Autre Livre ».

In 2019, she makes exhibitions of drawings and sound poems at the gallery  « Memory of the Future » and at the bookstore-gallery « Le Temps de Lire ».
She performs Zoartoïst and the N’sala Company does a public reading of her play The Tragedy of the Ass at « Mantsina on Stage festival » in Brazzaville.

In 2020-2021, she performs her poems Dereliction of Art, Zoartoïst, and The Divinatory Crowd of Dreams at « 7th Singular and Innovating Arts Biennale » in Saint-Étienne, at « the House of Poetry » in Avignon, at « Balladines of Penne festival », at « the International Festival of Writers and Artists » in Val-David, Quebec, and at « 10th edition of the Guadeloupe Poetry Festival », and she publishes in the feminist poetry review « Le Pan Poétique des Muses ».

In 2020 – 2022 she makes exhibitions at the 7th and 8th « Singular and Innovative Arts Biennale » in Saint-Étienne, at « The House of Poetry of Avignon », and at « The 9th Outside Norm Biennale » in Lyon and she makes poetry performances in « The Night of Europe » in Sciences Po Strasbourg.
She was awarded the International Poetry Prize of the Claudine de Tencin Academy for her book The Divinatory Crowd of Dreams and her Tragedy of the Ass is among the texts noticed by the Reading Committee of the Théâtre du Rond-Point in Paris.

Catherine Gil Alcala on theatre-contemporain.net