LLUIS VALLS, originally from Barcelona, Spain, received his BA in Dramatic Arts from San Francisco State University where he was introduced to noh and kyogen by Dr. Yukihiro Goto. In 1993 he joined Theatre of Yugen under theatre director Yuriko Doi, and in 2001 became Co-artistic Director along with Libby Zilber and Jubilith Moore, creating numerous original works including Norton, I, a noh Frankenstein, the monumental all-day Cycle Plays, and most recently This Lingering Life, directed by Jubilith Moore. With TN Lluis has performed in productions of At the Hawk's Well, Pine Barrens, Crazy Jane and Pagoda. He has toured throughout the US as well as Tokyo, Kyoto, Beijing, Hong Kong, Paris, Dublin, Belgrade and London. Lluis is also a founding member of Clowns on a Stick, a vaudeville-style clown group based in the Bay Area.