Carlos Aladro will replace José Luis Gómez in front of the Teatro de la Abadía. This was decided this morning in a meeting the board governs the institution, a cultural foundation of private management but with entirely public funding, with funds from the Ministry of Culture, the Community of Madrid and the City of Madrid, as confirmed to this newspaper sources of the organism.
Gómez will leave in a month the address of the theater he founded in 1995, but will remain attached to the house. His successor, in fact, guarantees that continuity, since he joined the management team in 2001 and directed the Corral de Comedias de Alcalá de Henares, the second headquarters of the institution, between 2009 and 2016, date on which he left office after being named director of the Community's Autumn Festival. Aladro also directs the Clásicos festival in Alcalá.
Since its foundation almost 25 years ago, located in an old church, the Abbey has become one of the most emblematic theaters in Madrid, not only as an exhibition space but also as a production, research and training center for professionals. There have been tanned many of the actors and directors who now populate the country's stages and have premiered shows of all times and styles, many staged by Gomez himself and others led by prominent names of the national and European scene as Georges Lavaudant, Luis Miguel Cintra, Hansgünther Heyme, Àlex Rigola and Andrés Lima.
Born in Huelva in 1940, he trained artistically in Germany, Paris and New York. In the seventies he returned to Spain and began working as an actor and theater director, as well as participating in films by filmmakers such as Jaime de Armiñán, Jaime Chávarri, Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón, Álex de la Iglesia, Pilar Miró, Carlos Saura and Gonzalo Suárez .
In 1978 he was appointed director of the National Dramatic Center, together with Nuria Espert and Ramón Tamayo, and two years later the Spanish Theater. In 1995 he opened the Abbey Theater with the premiere of Altarpiece of greed, lust and death, of Valle-Inclán, with its own staging.