The group of the theater workshop of the IES Navarro Villoslada, young theater award

This weekend, thousands of young people from all over Spain have gathered around their screens to find out who are the winners of the regional phase of the 19th edition of the Buero Awards.

They have done it through the online galas that have been held this Friday and Saturday live on YouTube for ten hours in which the groups registered in each of the country’s regions have been able to discover if they rose as winners of their category, in their respective Autonomous Communities.

In the case of Navarra, the regional jury has chosen the theater group of the IES Navarro Villosladaas the winner of the School category for his work “My friends back then”. In addition, the jury also wanted to value the work of the rest of the groups, for their effort, their creativity and their quality.

Once the best proposals from each region have been chosen, the final phase of the awards begins. The national jury is now preparing to assess the regional winners and choose the four national finalists from among them, who will enjoy the Youth Theater Week to be held in Madrid the last week of June. A few days in which they will be able to meet the rest of the winners, live together with them the magic of theater with activities and workshops in which to delve into various artistic disciplines, and have their first professional experience on stage performing their works before the public of the Theater Inclan Valley (National Drama Center).

The culmination of the Week will be the final gala, in which we will know the name of the groups that will become part of the already illustrious record of winners of the Buero Awards. A decision that will be made by the national jury of the contest, whose members include renowned figures from the performing arts such as Angy Fernandez, Carlos Hippolyto, Emilio Gutierrez-Caba, Myriam Gallego or Fran Pereawho once again repeat their experience and their commitment to the Awards.

The Buero Awards, a tool to complement the training of young people

One more year, the Buero Awards have once again become the reference event for young theater in our country. In these nineteen years, there are already 98,000 young people who have participated in the contest and 4,990 proposals received since the birth of the contest. Only in this edition 361 groups from all over Spain have registered, which means more than 6,700 young people between 14 and 21 years old.

The contest thus consolidates its inclusive and open nature, in which young people have absolute freedom of theme and the works can be in any of the languages ​​of the State. A platform in which, through theater, Coca-Cola offers them a space in which to express themselves and in which to continue complementing their training in a key stage of their lives, developing new tools and skills such as memorization, expression or empathy to help them face the future with more confidence. In this way, each year the Awards become a living mirror of young talent and of the ideas and concerns that each new generation brings with them, of what they fear and desire.