Edu Díaz is an actor, a theatrical producer, and a marketing & communications expert born in Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain).
In 2019, Edu won the prestigious Fulbright scholarship in performing arts that brought him to New York City, where he is developing theatrical projects under Broadway’s influence.
As a theatrical producer, Edu has successfully produced many plays in the main stages of Madrid and the rest of Spain. He is one of the creators of the romantic comedy ‘Amores Minúsculos,’ a Candidate for the XVIII Max Awards.
As an actor, he has studied with the most important coaches from the United States, Spain, and Argentina, such as Susan Batson, Fernando Piernas, and Natalia Mateo. His first movie, ‘Smoking Club (129 rules)’, was selected in the 20th Malaga Film Festival (Spain), and it is now available worldwide at Amazon Prime Video.
Edu acquired marketing and communications skills at Grupo PRISA, the biggest media company in Spain, where he worked for six years; firstly, as a Communications and Marketing manager of the economic newspaper ‘Cinco Días.’ Then, as a Brand Manager of PRISA NOTICIAS (EL PAÍS, As, Cinco Días, EL HUFFINGTON POST, ICON, Cinemanía, and Rolling Stone, among others).
Edu Díaz es actor, productor teatral y experto en marketing y comunicación nacido en Tenerife (Islas Canarias, España).
En 2019, ganó la prestigiosa beca Fulbright en artes escénicas que lo llevó a la ciudad de Nueva York, donde está desarrollando nuevos proyectos teatrales bajo la influencia de Broadway.
Como productor teatral, Edu ha producido numerosas obras en los principales escenarios de Madrid y del resto de España. Es uno de los creadores de la comedia romántica “Amores Minúsculos”, candidata a los XVIII Premios Max.
Como actor, ha estudiado con maestros de Estados Unidos, España y Argentina, como Susan Batson, Fernando Piernas y Natalia Mateo. Su primera película, ‘Smoking Club (129 reglas)’, fue seleccionada en el XX Festival de Cine de Málaga (España).
Edu adquirió habilidades de marketing y comunicación en el Grupo PRISA, donde trabajó durante seis años; en primer lugar, como responsable de Comunicación y Marketing del diario económico ‘Cinco Días’. Luego, como Brand Manager de PRISA NOTICIAS (EL PAÍS, As, Cinco Días, EL HUFFINGTON POST, ICON, Cinemanía, y Rolling Stone, entre otros).
I started working at PRISA, the biggest media company in Spain; firstly, as a Communications and Marketing manager of the economic newspaper 'Cinco Días.' Then, as a Brand Manager of EL PAÍS newspaper. Do I regret spending six years of my life working in another field but theater? Not at all. I acquired valuable marketing and communications skills I use for my projects.
As an actor, I recorded my first movie ever: ‘Smoking Club (129 rules)’, directed by Alberto Utrera. As an actor, I had the opportunity to profoundly investing in character. My best experience on set so far.
This year was so prolific in terms of acting. I made many short movies and learned a lot in every single party of the process.
I also found out that I was quite happy performing for young audiences. I came back to ‘EL PAIS’ newspaper, changing the grey suit for a crazy bird costume.
I started testing myself as a comedian. I found another addictive -and scary- way of connecting to the audience.
One of my dreams, to perform on the main stage of the Teatro Lara came true in an unexpected way: I was a Magic Assistant (also General Manager) of ‘Con cartas y a lo loco’, a show by Dani Alés.
In ‘En proceso’, directed by Juan Davila, I mixed stand up comedy with performance. So much joy right before a sad plot twist.
My mother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. I quit every single project I was working on and went back to the island. After four months, she passed away. She was a Latin American literature Professor. A prominent expert worldwide recognized, very passionate about her work. The best mother I could have.
When I came back to Madrid, I had the feeling this stage of my life was over, and I wanted to make a change and go abroad. I applied for a Fulbright scholarship in performing arts and won it! In September, I flew to New York City with a double goal: to improve my acting skills at Susan Batson Studio and to produce and perform a one-person show under Broadway’s influence.
The pandemic disrupted my project as a Fulbrighter, not my ambition to keep learning and growing in New York City. I’m still studying as an actor, writing my play, and telling the whole process on Broadway Calling.
As part of my research degree, I helped Marite Salatiello with her project’s production, ‘The Way I Am.’ For educational purposes, it was my first ‘General Management’ job in New York City. We run the play in a Manhattan roof, in the middle of a pandemic! Unforgettable.