“Director & artistic devising director both theatre and documentary maker, Susanna Barranco is also an actress and play writer that enjoys jumping to no net to reach the deepest essence of every project she envisions. Visual and plot come together powerfully at her artistic proposal as much as at her performance. Life and career are an only one body on Susanna Barranco since as a woman constant research complicities her with our nowadays’ world on a risky and determined creative process adventure. Every work in progress she is involved in becomes a bunch of tools of reality’s comprehension, puzzling bit by bit on exploring her own inside as far as others’. Her work is always intimate and deep, aesthetically seductive, captivating but also reflexive.”
On Susanna Barranco’s Theatre Company many shows have been devised, directed and performed by Susanna Barranco. Some of its productions are Mousiké, Estridències, Mossegades with Jango Edwards’ Collaboration; L’amor no fa mal o Massa tard per ser pessimista with Laura Freijo & Cristina Lügstenman; Accions de Resistència with text by Marta Galán and awared by Premi de Teatre BBVA 2020 or Red Room (with dancer Sol Picó, premiered at Temporada Alta 2019). As a freelance actress and performer she has worked with several Catalan Directors such as Jordi Purtí, Marcel·lí Antúnez Afàsia and Pol, Eva Hibernia, Júlia Bel Thirteen roses and Marta Galán Money, desire, rights and Foreigners will come… (Teatre Lliure, 2021). Susanna has also published poetry: Cràter (Edicions Llibre de l’Índex); the literary theatre essay Digue’m una cosa bonica (Edicions 62), and the novel: La Autopista del Amor. Ediciones B. 2015. From 2017 to 2019 Susanna Barranco was in charge after have won a tender offered by Catalan government —l’Ajuntament de Barcelona— to be the artistic director of a project called Teixint Complicitats on Why Violence?’s program that aims throughout theatre, work deep inside prevention of any kind of micro violence amongst teenagers in Catalan’s high Schools.
Susanna Barranco’s projects, theatrical or audiovisual, start from a community perspective, with the will that every creative project can contribute to create contact networks and offer the possibility of showing and, at the same time, transforming reality.
On La Barranco Films, she has conceived and directed several documentaries aiming for an artistic approach based most of them on a closed relationship with social less favoured realities such as Wounds (supported by l’Institut Català de les Dones); Voids (on collaboration with l’Obra Social La Caixa); In Jonc’s silence (Awarded by Civisme de la Generalitat de Catalunya 2014); Fallen from the nest (supported by DGAIA and La Fundació Sant Pere Claver, also getting honourable Mention at the award of Consell Municipal de Benestar Social als Mitjans de Comunicació 2017); Teresa Rebull. Uprooted soul (on coproduction with Catalan public Television TV3 and the support of ICEC); Nudes (on collaboration with l’Institut Català de les Dones, also awarded by Josep M. Planes del Col·legi de Periodistes de Catalunya 2018), and most recently From knee to heart about life and work of so well reputed International dancer Sol Picó (with the support of Catalan public Television TV3 & Valencia’s public Television À Punt Mèdia; awared by Choreoscope Best Portrait of Generation 2019), that was opened by autumn 2018 and october 2019 was opened Dance Fly, a photographic exhibition. Susanna Barranco’s documentaries have been show on public Spanish and Catalan Televisions as much as on International channels and in commercial cinemas. Breathe, a documentary about the women of prision Brians 1, has currently premiered at 66th SEMINCI edition, and is a candidate as Best Documentary at XIV Premis Gaudí. She directed the creation and development of a video installation for the museum Maison du Patrimoine et de la Memoire André Abet in Saint Laurent de Cerdan (France).