Daniel Teba

En un tiempo oscuro (In a Dark Time), which will be presented in February 2017 at Naves Matadero, springs from two different sources: the unremitting interest of young playwright Daniel Teba in the world of Greek tragedy and myth, and his need to be “other”.


Daniel Teba earned his acting chops in the National Classical Theatre Company but has also worked in Teatro de la Zarzuela and, in parallel, he trained with international names like Brigid Panet and Katya Benjamin of the RADA, Owen Horsley, Will Keen of Cheek by Jowl and Greg Hicks of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

In 2013 he founded his own company to stage the play En el cielo de mi boca by playwright Jose Padilla, directed by Iñigo Rodríguez-Claro, which he presented in Paris. Two years later, after completing a Master’s Degree in Theatre Creation at Carlos III University in Madrid, he wrote his first theatrical production, El espectro de Brocken, on which he worked as stage director for the first time. Since then he has focused increasingly on a search for contemporary theatre underpinned by his own personal style and language as a stage creator, conceiving of acting, playwriting and directing as a single path towards dramatic expression. Daniel Teba is one of the new young voices we need to watch out for.