Esteve Soler is a playwright who trained at Barcelona’s Institut del Teatre and at the Sala Beckett, where he gives classes on playwriting. Since 2008, the trilogy formed by his works Against progress, Against love and Against democracy has been translated into nine languages (English, French, German, Danish, Spanish, Greek, Romanian, Czech and Italian), while more than 40 directors have offered their own interpretations of the works in countries such as England, Germany, the United States, France, Switzerland, Greece, Romania, Venezuela, Chile and Austria. He has formed part of the official selections of the Theatertreffen and Literaturfestival festivals, both held in Berlin, and of the French festival La Mousson d’Été (twice). Some of his other works have premiered at major Catalan theatres such as the Teatre Nacional de Catalunya (Jo sóc un altre!) and the Teatre Lliure (Davant de l’home). Against democracy was awarded with the Serra d’ Or Award 2012 to the best play of the year. During the 2012/2013 season, 18 professional productions of the ‘Against’ trilogy were running across the world.