Ivan Andrade is a Catalan playwright, stage director and somatic trainer. Graduated as a Microelectronic Engineer (UAB, 2000), as an Actor (ESAD EOLIA, 2004), as a Somatic Trainer (Intl. School of The Grinberg Method, 2010), he also holds a Master in Playwriting and Direction (Royal Holloway University of London, 2015).
Ivan has worked as an actor for more than 12 years. In 2015, he founds The Amateurs Company to create and produce multidisciplinary work tackling contemporary subjects and issues with a singular approach and unique style.
In 2014, he is awarded a scholarship by Fundació SGAE to develop his work internationally. As a director, Ivan is responsible for productions seen in Catalonia, France, the United Kingdom and Taiwan.
As a Somatic Trainer, Ivan leads an ongoing research in the field of embodiment. The Conscious Body is a training for performers who want to explore the somatic body. It provides insight and practical tools to access a high level of instensity, truthfulness, and creativity onstage by means of developing a high level of bodily presence.
As a playwright, his play Russians won the Entreactum Award (2014), the Arsènic-Roca Umbert Award (2015), and has been selected to take part of the Unsceen and Late Bloom Fest in London. His last play Elysium was longlisted at the Bruntwood Award of Playwriting (2017) and shortlisted at the Emerge Theatre Award (2017), both in the UK.