Albert Arévalo


How would you define yourself as a theatre-goer? What do you like, what don’t you like? What kinds of shows do you like? What “hobbies” do you have? What habits? Who do you usually go there with?
I define myself as an open minded viewer. I enjoy the most classic proposals to the most innovative. I am not faithful to any genre, I like different performing arts.
I usually go to the theater prepared, knowing what I’m going to see: cast, author, director, even the technical team, especially the scenography. But I rarely listen to criticism, I like to form my own opinion and I tend to always be constructive.
I love the post-performance get-togethers and post-show reflections.

What other cultural activities, beyond the theatre, do you usually practice?
Music and reading. I really like dancing.

What is the best memory you have of a La Villarroel show?
Difficult question… lately America or The Swallow, but surely, The Dance of Revenge in the front row, I really liked Husbands and Wives, and really moved with The Goat, or who is Sylvia.

What about the other Focus theaters (Teatre Romea, Teatre Goya, Teatre Condal)?
Incendis, Federico García al Romea, Dancing al Condal (a few days ago), They are playing our song (also years ago…), La Trena and, above all, Art.

What are your expectations for this season of La Villarroel? What would you highlight from the scheduled shows? What surprised you the most? What do you most want to see?
I have seen America and History of a Boar. I look forward to Elling with high expectations for the theme and to see Casanovas’ latest work, which always brings me something from the everydayness of its dramatic conflicts.

With which 3 values do you associate the experience of going to La Villarroel?
Social vision.

What is your main motivation to be a member of the Public Council of La Villarroel?
Participate in a collective reflection around theatrical creation.

What do you think the Public Council can be used for?
To bring the opinion of the spectators closer to the professionals, generating feedback to them.

What do you think you can contribute as a member of the Public Council?
A critical, constructive and enthusiastic view.