Yllana embodies creativity

Founded in 1991, the Company has grown and evolved over the years until it can today cover all facets of the wide world of entertainment.

 

Yllana is creativity. Born in 1991 as a comedy and physical theatre company, it has since then diversified its activity, offering a number of services in the world of audiovisual and performing arts. It is mainly dedicated to the creation, production and distribution of theatrical shows, but it has expanded its expertise to include corporate events, audiovisual formats, management of theatres, drama schools, and a wide range of diverse projects in the cultural sphere. Yllana’s founding members are Juan Francisco Ramos, Marcos Ottone, David Ottone, Joseph O’Curneen and Fidel Fernández.

Over the last 28 years, Yllana has produced 31 theatrical shows: ¡Muu! (1991), Glub, Glub (1994), 666 (1998), Hipo (1999), Rock and Clown (2000), Spingo (2001), Splash! (2002), Star Trip (2003), Los Mejores Sketches de Monty Python (2004), Olimplaff (2004), La Cantante Calva (2005), Buuu! (2006), PaGAGnini (2007), Musicall (2007), Brokers (2008), Zoo (2009), Sensormen (2010), ¡Muu! 2 (2011), The Hole (2011), Action Man (2012), Far West (2012), Monty Python, Los Mejores Sketches (2013), Malikianini, Sinfònic Ara (2014), The Gagfather (2014), Chefs (2015), The Primitals (2016), The Best of Yllana (2016), The Opera Locos (2018), Ben-Hur (2018), Gag Movie (2018) and Maestrissimo (2019). These productions have been staged over 12,000 times in over 40 countries, and have drawn in almost 3 million viewers. Prominent theatrical seasons abroad worth mentioning are: New York, Montreal, Mexico City, Rome, London and Paris. It has also participated in highly prestigious international festivals winning several prizes such as: The key to the city of Caracas for the musical comedy The Primitals in Caracas international theatre festival 2017; the “Outstanding Unique Theatrical Event” award at the Fringe Festival in New York (USA) for 666 in 2009; Best Show at the Fringe at Edinburgh Festival Fringe (UK) for PaGAGnini in 2008 by the editors of ThreeWeeks; Best Spectacle Etranger at the Printemps des Courges Festival in Toulouse for Muuu! in 1993. In Spain, Yllana has held theatrical seasons in all major cities and has been awarded a host of prizes, worth highlighting here are: the Max Award for Best Children’s Production, awarded to Zoo in 2010; and the Max Award for Best Musical Theatre Production, awarded to The Opera Locos in 2019.

Yllana has also directed shows for other theatre companies and producers, such as the musical “Hoy No Me Puedo Levantar” (tribute to Mecano) for Drive Entertainments’, “Glorious” by Peter Quilter, Nearco Producciones; and has furthermore assisted in the production of others such as Mayumana (Israel), Ye-Gam (South Korea), Arturo Brachetti (Italy), The Voca People (Israel), Hermanos de Baile (Spain) and Sexpeare (España).

Yllana has created a number of sketches and advertising spots which have been aired on television in various countries. Since 2009, collaboration has taken place with the Paramount company (VIACOM) on the development and production of new audiovisual formats, of which the series Chic-cas has already been aired.

Since 1996, it has been responsible for the management of the Alfil Theatre in Madrid, a space dedicated to comedy in all of its forms, becoming a benchmark in the theatre scene of Madrid. In 1994 it created the FIHUM (Festival Internacional de Humor de Madrid), a festival which showcased some of the best international comedy shows around. Yllana has also worked in thefield of distribution, organizing tours for international artists such as Leo Bassi, Elliot, Avner The Eccentric, Joseph Collard y Krosny.

Yllana offers assistance and artistic advisory to various entities for the organization of cultural and corporative events, especially where comedy takes on a special role. Yllana has directed and produced, among others, the following events: The Max Awards for the Performing Arts Gala (2009), Presentation Galas of the Red de Teatros de la Comunidad de Madrid (2006), Presentation Galas of the Temporada Teatral de la Comunidad de Madrid (2005-2007), shows at the Madrid Amusement Park in 2006, 2008 and 2009, and participated in galas and events for Volkswagen, Real Madrid, Mahou and others.

Yllana is still a young and versatile company, highly regarded in the cultural sectors of Spain and abroad.

 

YLLANA´s AWARDS

  • Estruch Award for the Best Show for The Opera Locos. 2019.
  • Award for the Best Musical Show at the Festival d’Avignon (France) for The Primitals. 2019.
  • The Max Awards for the Performing Arts, Best Musical Theatre Production for The Opera Locos. 2019.
  • Best Production at The Guangzhou International Family Theater Festival (China) for ¡Muu!2 in 2018.
  • Key to the City of Caracas for The Primitals. 2017.
  • Award at the 20th Festival de Teatro de Humor “El Perol” for The Gagfather in 2015.
  • Escena Award for Yllana’s career at the 39th “Lazarillo“, Contemporary Theater International Festival (FITC), Manzanares (Spain) in 2013.
  • Award at the 18th Festival de Teatro de Humor “El Perol” for Far West in 2013.
  • Trovador Award for Yllana’s career at the 19th Castillo Alcañiz Festival in 2012.
  • Award at the 17th Festival de Teatro de Humor “El Perol” for ¡Muu!2 in 2012.
  • The Max Awards for the Performing Arts 2012 Best Musical Theatre Production award for Avenue Q.
  • Best stage direction award at the “Premios Teatro Musical 2011” for Avenue Q.
  • The Max Awards for the Performing Arts 2012 Best Musical Theatre Production award for Zoo.
  • Audience Award at the Festival de Teatro de Chiclana (Spain) for Zoo in 2010.
  • Audience award for the best production at the “Muestra Internacional de Teatro 2010 de Ribadavia” (Spain) for Zoo.
  • Award at the 15th Festival de Teatro de Humor “El Perol” for Pagagnini in 2010.
  • “Outstanding Unique Theatrical Event” award at the Fringe Festival in New York (USA) for 666 in 2009.
  • “Millor Espectacle per votació popular de la 11a Mostra de Teatre” award in Santa Eugènia, Palma de Mallorca (Spain) for Brokers in 2009.
  • Audience Award at the Festival de Teatro de Chiclana (Spain) for Brokers in 2009.
  • Moerser Comedy Award at the Moers International ComedyArts Festival (Germany) for Pagagnini in 2009.
  • Award “Mejor Espectáculo de Ópera, Zarzuela y Comedia Musical” from the Teatro de Rojas, Toledo for Pagagnini in 2009.
  • Award for the Best Production at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (UK), issued by the editors of ThreeWeeks for Pagagnini in 2008.
  • Audience award “Premio do Público” at the Festival Internacional Outono de Teatro (FIOT) in Carballo (Spain) for Brokers in 2008.
  • 2008 National Theatre Award “Antero Guardia” from the city hall of Úbeda for the company’s career.
  • Award for the company’s career from the Compañía de la Muestra Nacional de Teatro de Alfaro in 2008.
  • Theater Initiative Award “Telón de Chivas” in 2004.
  • Audience Award at the Badajoz International Street Theatre Festival (Spain) for Brokers in 2008.
  • Audience Award at the Festival de Teatro de Chiclana (Spain) for Olimplaff in 2007.
  • Award for the best production at the Festival de Fundao (Portugal) for Olimplaff in 2006.
  • Moerser Comedy Award at the Moers International ComedyArts Festival (Germany) for the Yllana group and their creativity.
  • Special award for the best theatrical idea and creativity at the International Laughter Festival in Casablanca (Morocco) in 2004.
  • Award for the best production at the Casablanca International Laughter Festival (Morocco) for Splash in 2004.
  • Audience award “Premio do Público” at the Festival Internacional Outono de Teatro (FIOT) in Carballo (Spain) for Glub Glub in 1997.
  • Award at the 2nd Festival de Teatro de Humor “El Perol” for Yllana in 1997.
  • Audience award “Premio do Público” at the Festival Internacional Outono de Teatro (FIOT) in Carballo (Spain) for Glub Glub in 1997.
  • 2nd United Slapstick Prize at the European Comedy Festival in Frankfurt (Germany) for Glub Glub in 1995.
  • “Courge D’Or” Award in Toulouse (France) for ¡Muu! 1995.