The University awards a Medal to Sanchis Sinisterra

  • Office of the Principal
  • June 25th, 2018

The academic institution awarded the prestigious dramatist with its highest distinction during celebration of Saint John's Eve in the cloister of the University.

The Universitat de València recognises José Sanchis Sinisterra with the medal of the Institution. He was born in Valencia in 1940 and graduated in Philosophy and Letters by the Universitat de València. He was the director of Teatro Español Universitario and the Grupo de Estudios Dramáticos. He created the Theatre Club and the Theatre Seminar of the Universitat de València. He conceived the dramatic activity as a combination of research, formation and staging, linking critical and experimental theatre.

He was an assistant teacher of the Universitat de València from 1962 to 1967. He continued teaching in Secondary Schools and then in the Theatre Institute of Barcelona.

He combined his theatre teaching activity with the promotion of experimental theatre. He created Teatro Fronterizo in Barcelona, promoted the Asociación Independiente de Teatros Independientes, and established the Sala Beckett and the Nuevo Teatro Fronterizo as part of a life committed to the performing arts.

The Universitat de València recognises a dramatist and theatre director that studied in the institution and has received numerous awards such as the National Theatre Prize, the Federico Garcia Lorca Award, National Dramatic Literature Award and the Max Awards for the Performing Arts.

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