Institut Ramon Llull and HB Studio bring together artists from the Catalan plays Una Galaxia De Luciérnagas for an HB Public Conversation

HB Studio is pleased to continue its series Playing Together: Catalonia at HB Studio, a special showcase of select Catalan plays followed by discussions with the artists in partnership with Institut Ramon Llull.

UNA GALAXIA DE LUCIÉRNAGAS, the violent experience that the author and director lived through during a stay in Latin America takes the form of a monologue dedicated to everyone who lives in those parts of the world where justice doesn’t reach, where a death is worth as little as a life.

Watch the Una Galaxia De Luciérnagas trailer here.


In June 1998, when she was 21, Aina Tur was in Latin America taking part in an international cooperation project with other Spanish citizens when they were the victims of an armed attack. That experience changed the author’s life, because it was a tough situation and also because of the consequences. A few days later, they saw how the fact that four of the victims were Europeans had triggered some mechanisms that would never have been activated for any inhabitant of the country they were in. What happened left its mark on the author’s life, and maybe those of the other aid workers with her at the time. Twenty years later, the experience has been turned into a theatrical monologue that has reached the stage and not only sublimates a traumatic experience revived by a meeting between victims and murderers, but also highlights the privilege that having been born in a rich country entails and how ethics, morality and justice manifest themselves on the periphery of the system.

These traumatic events are brought to the stage by a young playwright and director but also an educator and promoter of theatrical and cultural projects who was born in Menorca in 1976. She has published plays, essays and narratives, and premièred six theatrical texts, including AddiccionsEvolució (Pub. by Primer Acto) and Dimecres (Pub. by the Balearic Islands Government), which have been shown at venues such as the Sala Beckett, Cuarta Pared and Palau de la Música. Today she is in charge of programming at the Sala Beckett and is a member of the Centro Dramático Nacional Advisor Council.

Author and director: Aina Tur
Performed by: Anna Alarcón
Scenography and lighting: Marc Salicrú
Costumes: Mireia Costa
Sound space and musical composition: Jaume Manresa
Movement and assistant director: Carla Tovias
Photography and video: Kenneth Santos
Communication: Ester Cánovas
Press: Anna Aurich – La Còsmica
Technical director: Maria Martín
Assistant producer: Montse Farrarons
Executive producer: Marina Marcos – El Maldà
Acknowledgements: Sala Beckett, La Escocesa, Àlex, Iván, Pastora, Natàlia and Dallas, for being there.

Institut Ramon Llull was founded with the purpose of promoting Catalan language studies at universities abroad, the translation of literature and thought written in Catalan, and Catalan cultural production in other areas like theatre, film, circus, dance, music, the visual arts, design and architecture. Learn more.


  • Time:
    November 11, 2022
    1:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET
  • Location: Held online via Zoom, , ,