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 31 years, Yllana has produced 37 theatrical shows staged over 16.000 times in over 48 countries and have drawn in almost 6 million viewers.

Shows like: ¡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), Sinfònic Ara (2014), The Gagfather (2014), Chefs (2015), Lo mejor de Yllana (2016), The Primitals (2016), The Opera Locos (2018), Ben-Hur (2018), Gag Movie (2018), Maestrissimo (2019), Glubs (2020), Greenpiss (2020), Trash! (2021), The Royal Gag Orchestra (2021) and Passport (2022).

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 en 2009, 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), We Love Rock and We Love Queen by Barabu-Extresound, The Full Monty el musical or Campeones de la Comedia (based on Javier Fesser´s movie “Campeones”).

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

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 (2010), Presentation Galas of the Red de Teatros de la Comunidad de Madrid (2006), Galas de 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.

Team

Founders

Fidel Fernández

Joe O'Curneen

David Ottone

Marcos Ottone

Juan Ramos

Management

Fran Álvarez

Production Assistant

Rosa Arroyo

Head of communication and press

Mabel Caínzos

Project Manager

Patricia Caínzos

Flowte Technical support

María Crespo

Marketing, ticketing and audience management

Sonia Díez

Administration

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Gonzalo Gatica

Production of props and Set

Mónica Gonzalez

Logistics Coordinator

Francisco Martín

Accounting

Aurelie Maza

Distribution Assistant

Ramón Sáez

Project Manager

Isabel Sánchez

Production Assistant

Jesús Santos

Flowte Head of operations

Daniela Scarabino

International Tour Coordinator

Alicia Suela

Communication and social networks

Artists

Jesús Álvarez

Actor and singer in The Opera Locos

Bruno Alves

Actor and musician in Trash!

Raúl Cano Cano

Actor in Action Man, 666, Star Trip, Brokers, Muu2, The Gagfather, Lo mejor de Yllana and Greenpiss

Luis Cao

Actor in 666, Star Trip, Brokers, Muu2, The Gagfather, Lo mejor de Yllana and Greenpiss

Toni Comas

Actor and musician in The Opera Locos

Susana Cortés

Actress in Splash!, Glub-Glub, Olimplaff, Zoo, Far West, Chefs, Gag Movie and Passport

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Juanfran Dorado

Actor in Splash!, Glub-Glub, Olimplaff, Zoo, Far West, 666, Star Trip, Brokers, Muu2, The Gagfather, Lo mejor de Yllana and Greenpiss

Jony Elías

Actor in 666, Star Trip, Brokers, Muu2, The Gagfather, Lo mejor de Yllana and Greenpiss

Edu Ferrés

Actor in Chefs, Gag Movie, No todo son pulgas and Passport

José Julián Frontal

Actor and musician in The Opera Locos

Alberto Frías

Actor and singer The Opera Locos

Antonio de la Fuente

Actor in Glub-Glub, 666, Brokers, Zoo, Far West, Chefs and Gagmovie

Jorge Furnadjiev

Actor and musician in Pagagnini and Maestrissimo

Jesus Gallera

Actor and singer in The Opera Locos

Iñigo García

Actor and singer in The Primitals

Gorka González

Actor and musician in Trash!

Rubén Hernández

Actor in Splash!, Glub-Glub, Olimplaff, Zoo, Far West, Chefs, Gag Movie and Passport

Pedro Herrero

Actor and singer in The Primitals

María Maciá

Actress and singer in The Opera Locos

Fran Mark

Actor and musician in Trash!

César Maroto

Actor in Splash!, Glub-Glub, Olimplaff, Zoo, Far West, Chefs, Gag Movie and Passport

Edu Ortega

Actor and musician in Pagagnini and Maestrissimo

Irene Palazón

Actress and singer in The Opera Locos

Micky Pareja

Actor and musician in Trash!

Manu Pilas

Actor and singer in The Primitals

Thomas Potiron

Actor and musician in PaGAGnini and Maestrissimo

Isaac Poulet

Actor and musician in Maestrissimo

María Rey-Joly

Actress and singer in The Opera Locos

Enrique Sánchez

Actor and singer in The Opera Locos

Adrián Soto

Actor and singer in The Primitals

Strad

Actor and musician in Maestrissimo

Mayca Teba

Actress and singer in The Opera Locos

Technicians

Nacho Arjonilla

Technician

Raúl Carazo

Technician

Luis Garbayo

Technician

Miguel Ángel García

Technician

Santiago Muñoz

Technician

Paco Rapado

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José Luis Taberna

Technician

Enrique Toro

Technician

Ismael Vinuesa

Technical Project Manager

Training

Cristina Acosta

Pozuelo Drama School Teacher Pozuelo

Laura Barba

Pozuelo Drama School Teacher

David Fernández Fabu

Las Rozas Drama School Teacher

Oscar Hernández

Las Rozas Drama School Teacher

Verónica Hernández

Las Rozas Drama School Teacher

Josseline Huayamabe

Pozuelo Drama School Administration

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Leonor Imbert

Las Rozas Drama School Teacher

Mercedes Lur

Las Rozas Draama School Teacher

Irene Marine

Las Rozas Drama School Teacher

Susana Merino

Tres Cantos Drama School Teacher

Alejandro Navamuel

Schools Coordinator

Juan Antonio Olivares

Las Rozas Drama School Teacher

Nacho Ortega

Tres Cantos Drama School Teacher

Carlos Oviedo

Production Pozuelo and Las Rozas Schools

María Rojo

Tres Cantos Drama School Administration

Paloma Ropero

Pozuelo Drama School Teacher

Iván Ruiz

Las Rozas Drama School Teacher

Awards

  • Festivalului International New Wave Theatre of Rumania 2023. Jury’s Award for Trash!
  • XV Edición del Premio Teatral Duende Zahorí (Torrelavega). 2023. Career Award
  • Nit de les Guineuetes, Teatre Zorrilla de Badalona 2022. Audience Award for The Ópera Locos.
  • Mostra de Teatre de L’Alfàs del Pi 2022. Pi D’Honor de Teatre for Yllana’s trajectory.
  • XXVII Premios Teatro de Rojas 2020
    Award for the Best Show for Ben-Hur
  • Mostra de Teatro de Cangas 2020
    Audience Award for The Primitals
  • Estruch Awards 2019
    Best Show for The Opera Locos
  • Festival d’Avignon, France 2019
    Award for the Best Musical Show for The Primitals
  • Max Awards for the Performing Arts 2019
    Best Musical Theatre Production for The Opera Locos
  • Guangzhou International Family Theater Festival, China 2018
    Best Production for ¡Muu! 2
  • Key to the City of Caracas 2017
    for The Primitals
  • 39th “Lazarillo“ Contemporary Theater International Festival (FITC), Manzanares, Spain 2013
    Escena Award for Yllana’s career
  • 19th Castillo Alcañiz Festival 2012
    Trovador Award for Yllana’s career
  • Max Awards for the Performing Arts 2012
    Best Musical Theatre Production for Avenue Q
  • Premios Teatro Musical 2011
    Best stage direction for Avenue Q
  • Max Awards for the Performing Arts 2010
    Best Musical Theatre Production award for Zoo
  • Festival de Teatro de Chiclana, Cádiz 2010
    Audience Award for Zoo
  • Muestra Internacional de Teatro de Ribadavia, Orense 2010
    Audience award to the best production for Zoo
  • Fringe Festival, New York, USA 2009
    Outstanding Unique Theatrical Event award for 666
  • 11ª Mostra de Teatre de Santa Eugènia, Palma de Mallorca 2009
    Millor Espectacle per votació popular for Brokers
  • Festival de Teatro de Chiclana, Cádiz 2009
    Audience Award for Brokers
  • Comedy Arts Festival, Moers, Germany 2009
    Moerser Comedy Preis for PaGAGnini
  • Premios Teatro de Rojas, Toledo 2009
    Mejor Espectáculo de Ópera, Zarzuela y Comedia Musical for PaGAGnini
  • Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, UK 2008
    Best Production issued by the editors of ThreeWeeks for PaGAGnini
  • Festival Internacional Outono de Teatro (FIOT), Carballo, A Coruña 2008
    Audience award for Brokers
  • National Theatre Award “Antero Guardia” 2008
    From the city hall of Úbeda for the company’s career
  • Muestra Nacional de Teatro de Alfaro, La Rioja 2008
    Award for the company’s career
  • Badajoz International Street Theatre Festival, Spain 2008
    Audience Award for Brokers
  • Festival de Teatro de Chiclana, Cádiz 2007
    Audience Award for Olimplaff
  • Festival de Fundao, Portugal 2006
    Award for the best production for Olimplaff
  • Moers International ComedyArts Festival, Germany 2005
    Moerser Comedy Award for the Yllana group and their creativity
  • Casablanca International Laughter Festival, Morocco 2004
    Special award for the best theatrical idea and creativity
  • Premios Telón Chivas 2004
    Theater Initiative Award
  • Casablanca International Laughter Festival, Morocco 2004
    Award for the best production for Splash!
  • Festival Internacional Outono de Teatro (FIOT), Carballo, A Coruña 2001
    Audience award for Rock & Clown
  • Festival Internacional Outono de Teatro (FIOT), Carballo, A Coruña 1997
    Audience award for Glub Glub
  • European Comedy Festival in Frankfurt, Germany 1995
    2nd United Slapstick Prize for Glub Glub
  • Courge D’Or Award in Toulouse, France 1995
    for ¡Muu!