Andrea Cabrera Luna
Andrea is the artistic director of Edinburgh-based devising theatre company Anahat Theatre. She was an attached artist of the Lyceum Theatre in 2021-2022 and was selected to take part in Soho Writers Lab in 2020-2021.
Directing credits include: The Arsonists by Max Frisch (RCS) Chandler Studio Glasgow, 2018, Hotel Juárez by Víctor Hugo Rascón Banda (University of Edinburgh) Assembly Roxy 2017, I Am That Girl by Andrea Cabrera Luna, Scottish Storytelling Centre, Waterfront Wasteland Medea Material Landscape with Argonauts by Heiner Müller, Etcetera Theatre, London.
Assisting Directing credits include: Would You Bet Against Us? Told by an Idiot 2022. Life is a Dream by Pedro Calderón de la Barca, translated/adapted by Jo Clifford directed by Wils Wilson, Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh 2021. Lyceum Christmas Tales, directed by Zinnie Harris and Wils Wilson, produced by The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, 2021. Charlie and Stan, directed by Paul Hunter, Told by an Idiot, UK tour 2020-2021. Last Futures, directed by Josh Armstrong and conducted by Geoffrey Paterson, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Tramway, 2018. Andrea worked as an intern/assistant director with multi-award winner company Back to Back Theatre during the filming of Scotland’s RADIAL 2018. The film was co-produced by The National Theatre of Scotland and created via a process of live improvisation.
In 2022 Andrea became associate director on The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart which has been touring non-theatre spaces internationally since 2010, winning numerous awards including a Drama Desk Award for its New York run.
She assisted directed on Life is A Dream whose ‘wild, slightly punk-inflected brilliance’ (The Scotsman) recently won multiple awards at the Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland, including Best Director for Wils Wilson, and for which Lorn MacDonald and Anna Russell Martin also won Ian Charleston Awards.
Andrea worked as Script Coordinator of Would You Bet Against Us? A mix of autobiography and football fanhood, which was devised and produced by Told by an Idiot and Birmingham Rep in 2022.
Her poetry has appeared in the Audio Anthologies ‘2021 and 2020 Mixtape: Writers of Colour Audio Anthologies’, that celebrates the work produced within the Writers of Colour Writing Group, led by Scottish Makar (National Poet for Scotland) Hannah Lavery.
Hola, my name is Andrea Cabrera Luna, I read Directing at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow and an MA in Performance and Culture at Goldsmiths College with Maria Shevtsova, who sparked my interest in the sociology of theatre and interdisciplinary performance. I hold a BA in English Literature from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and a BA in Acting from the National School of Performing Arts (ENAT), Mexico City. I enjoy movement in all its varieties. My sources of inspiration as a writer and director are the absurdities of everyday life and people’s interactions and quirks. I had the immense privilege of training with directors Augusto Boal, Kathryn Hunter, Mike Alfreds, John Wright and Theatre du Soleil’s actor Serge Nicolaï. I have trained with European companies Theatre du Soleil, Odin Teatret and Complicité.