November 9, 2023

American Theatre | The Body Politic in Josep Maria Miró’s Plays

By Caridad Svich

The Body Politic in Josep Maria Miró’s Plays

The Spanish dramatist, now in residency with NYC’s PlayCo, talks about his love for Pinter, his close work with translators, and the radical transformations made possible by live theatre.

Josep Maria Miró, one of Catalonia’s most esteemed dramatists, is in the midst of a three-week playwriting residency in New York City with The Play Company (PlayCo), in partnership with Institut Ramon Llull and Sala Beckett in Barcelona. As part of his residency, he will have a Nov. 16 reading of his play The Nicest Body Ever Seen Around These Parts, translated by Sharon G. Feldman and directed by Jay Stull, at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at CUNY Graduate Center. The play received the prestigious 2022 National Prize for Dramatic Literature from the Spanish Ministry of Culture, the XXV Critics’ Prize for Best Playwright, and was selected by the association of European translators EURODRAM as one of the three best texts to have premiered in Catalonia during the 2021-22 season.