Abellan i Mula is a professor of theater arts at the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona (Barcelona Institute of Theater), and author of several plays. Additionally, Abellan i Mula has published numerous essays on the topic of theater arts. In 1989 he won the Prudenci Bertarna prize for the novel La dona sense attributs ("The woman without qualities"), written with J. Melendres. He has also translated Bertolt Brecht into the Catalan language, and has produced scripts for television. He has contributed to the magazine Pipirijaina, and published several articles in Estudis Escènics (Stage Studies).