Carmen Arquelladas is an international performer and artist who has been working in theatre companies for more than 16 years as co-director, actress, deviser, physical theatre maker and designer for both costume and set. She has a Masters and a Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Granada, Spain, and also studied with renowned clown and bouffon teacher, Philippe Gaulier in Paris, France; as well as John Wright, Aitor Basauri (Spymonkey), Eric Davis (Red Bastard), Peta Lily and Michael Gellman among others.
Starting out with El Laboratorio in Spain, she designed set, costumes and makeup and played a key role in devising and performing in a variety of their shows touring around the world. Currently, Carmen is based in the UK, where she works in collaborating with international artists and companies on projects ranging from theatre, outdoor events, youth projects and cabaret, including the Lantern Company,
Walk the Plank, Action Transport Theatre, The Kazimier,
Wild Rumpus and Artemis Productions among others.
She is the Co-founder and Creative Director of
the award winning theatre company Teatro Pomodoro that created Cabaret from the Shadows,which received
an award at Brighton Fringe 2017.
She has made costumes for the West End "Potted Panto"
as well as being the Designer for Teatro Pomodoro.
Carmen also was Movement Lecturer in the
University of Chester and has worked as logistics organizer
and project manager for INCA UK who works with international
roups and cooperations. Other credits include, T-mesis Theatre (Costumes), Goofus theatre, Ship of Fools Theatre Company, Guity Pleasures, The Eggpeople, British Learning Academy, Blitzfood (Piski Films), as well as being resident performer on Pullmantour Cruise ships.
Carmen is full of creative knowledge and an extremely versatile performer and creator.
"Mother Mary (Carmen Arquelladas) accedes to the request and finds herself popping in and out of a myriad of parts with great dexterity and physical suppleness" The reviewshub
"Arquelladas’ wonderful fluid mobility..."
2010 - present
2010 - present