Pla Director de Josep R. Cerdà i Marta Ferré

The Board of Trustees of the Fundación Teatre Principal de Palma, meeting in an ordinary meeting in December 2019, has approved, among other points, the Management Plan of Josep Ramon Cerdà, managing director, and Marta Ferré, assistant director.

In this plan, the direction of the Teatre Principal wants the artistic project model to be based on the commitment and accompaniment of creation, so that productions and co-productions are a benchmark inside and outside our territory; a diverse and plural programming, of quality, inside and outside our territory; the approach to citizenship through educational projects, with special emphasis on young people; and accessible and inclusive programming, sensitive to diversity and gender issues.

In terms of management, the Cerdà and Ferré master plan will be based on transparency and coherence with clear and efficient management of resources, fluid communication with workers, the sector and citizens, and transparency in control and supervision. At the same time, it will promote a strengthening of human teams with the reorganization and consolidation of work teams and provision of tools and knowledge because, from the management point of view, the Theater will be more functional and efficient and, mainly, closer. Because the Theater can always respond to the needs of citizens.


Josep R. Cerdà

Managing director

Josep R. Cerdà

Playwright, theatre director, cultural manager and language and literature teacher. BA in Catalan Studies, he’s been teaching secondary school since 1995. Former Performing Arts Representative in the Government of the Balearic Islands (2007-2011) and director of the Institut d’Estudis Baleàrics (2015-2017). Between 2013 and 2015 he coordinated the Jardí desolat theatre festival. In 2010 and 2011 he was a member of the Music and Performing Arts National Council of INAEM (Ministry of Culture’s Institute for Music and Performing Arts), where he represented the Government of the Balearic Islands. During his tenure at IEB he devised and directed the music and performing arts market Fira B!, the TalentIB circuits for the circulation of music and performing arts shows within the Balearic Islands, as well as initiating the international promotion of classical music in festivals all over Europe, among other projects. He coordinated the Balearic Islands’ participation as guest country (together with Catalonia) at the renowned Bologna Children’s Book Fair; he also launched the presence of creators from the Balearic Islands at the Guadalajara Book Fair in Mexico or at professional music markets such as ClassicalNext, Jazzahead and Eurosonic, among others. He was a founding member of the Professional Actors’ Association of the Balearic Islands (AAAPIB) and the Playwrights’ Association of the Balearic Islands (ADIB); he also coordinated the yearly meetings for theatre written in Catalan for secondary schools in the Muro-Artà area, the audiovisual meetings for secondary schools in Alcúdia, the theatre marathon in Alcúdia and the workshop for young filmmakers, all organised by Associació Trenta1. He has also been a member of the AELC (Association of Writers in Catalan) management in the Balearic Islands. He is currently a member of the Palma Culture Council and the Balearic Islands’ Culture Council, where he represents the Playwrights’ Association of the Balearic Islands. He received the Bartomeu Rosselló-Pòrcel Award in 1997, given by Obra Cultural Balear; the Best Director Award for Hamlet Party given by ATAPIB (Association of Public Theatres in the Balearic Islands) in 2015, and the Best Show Award for directing Cavalls sota l’arena at the Teatre de Barra Awards in 2017. He has been a jury member at the following awards: Teatre Principal de Palma’s dramatic texts, Pare Colom (Inca), Llorenç Moyà (Binissalem), Bòtil, Art Jove –theatre, Guillem d’Efak (Vilafranca) and Premi Born (Ciutadella). As a researcher he has published (together with Institut Menorquí d’Estudis) the edition of the first Catalan version of Il Barbiere di Siviglia, translated by the Menorcan enlightened Vicenç Albertí. As a director, he has premiered over twenty shows. He has written and directed plays such as Calor, Fotos de Petra, Merceria, Més enllà de la mar or El mag de la platja, and has adapted Ibsen’s Enemy of the People, Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, Shakespeare’s Hamlet in Hamlet Party –a free adaptation of the original text– and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in Víctor and the Monster. He has also directed Salieri’s opera Falstaff. He created the dance performance Imitació del foc, based on Bartomeu Rosselló-Pòrcel’s poetry, and has directed the short films Petra at the airport and Merceria. His latest play to be staged is Peus inflats, selected as a dramatized reading in the 1st Dramaturgy Week, organised by IEB and the Palma City Council in 2019. In the teaching world, he has specialised in applying new technologies (such as virtual reality, audiovisuals and social media) to the learning process for literature in secondary school; he has been invited as a guest speaker to many symposia and meetings in this sector, among which Digital Transformation in Education (organised by INTEF in Madrid in 2018) or, which focused on virtual reality. Since 2017 he has designed and coordinated the educational programmes "Veus emergents" (Emerging Voices) and "Ficcions" (Fictions) for the Fundació Teatre Principal de Palma.

Marta Ferré

Deputy Director

Marta Ferré
Born in Lisbon in 1978. BA in Hispanic Studies (University of Barcelona, 2001), and in Theory of Literature and Comparative Literature (University of Barcelona, 2010), Master’s Degree in Cultural Management and holds a postgraduate in Performing Arts Management. She started her career in the cultural management sector as a coordinator for cultural events at the Fundació Balears 21, in the Government of the Balearic Islands; she was the head of the Department for Cultural Activities and Education for Fundació Caixa Catalunya (La Pedrera, Barcelona), project manager at Institut Ramon Llull, both in Barcelona and in Palma, and since 2013, project manager at Institut d’Estudis Baleàrics, where she first ran the Literature and Comic Department and later, the Music Department. She was the Director-General for Culture at the Palma City Council from 2017 to 2019. Her full CV can be checked here.