Guillermo Verdecchia: Live at the Live-In

Guillermo Verdecchia

DaPoPo is thrilled to host writer, director and actor Guillermo Verdecchia at the Live-In, October 19-21nd for a play reading, a workshop and a panel discussion.

Guillermo Verdecchia is a writer of drama and fiction as well as a director and actor. He is the recipient of a Governor-General's Award for Drama for his play Fronteras Americanas and a four-time winner of the Chalmers Canadian Play Award. His work, which includes the Governor-General shortlisted Noam Chomsky Lectures (with Daniel Brooks), the Seattle Times' Footlight Award-winning Adventures of Ali & Ali (with Marcus Youssef and Camyar Chai), A Line in the Sand (with Marcus Youssef), bloom, and Another Country has been anthologized, translated into Spanish and Italian, produced in Europe and the US, and is studied in Latin America, Europe and North America. As a director and actor he has worked at theatres across the country, from the Stratford Festival, where he directed Sunil Kuruvilla's Rice Boy to Vancouver's East Cultural Centre.

An Associate Artist with Toronto's Soulpepper Theatre, Guillermo is also a theatre scholar, currently completing a PhD at the University of Toronto. He has published a number of articles and book chapters on aspects of intercultural theatre practice in Canada, and is a recipient of a Governor-General's Gold Medal for Academic Achievement.

Guillermo Verdecchia's reading and visit are made possible by support from the Playwrights Guild of Canada and the Canada Council for the Arts.
For more information on these events, follow the links below:

October 19, 7:30 pm
Galicia by Guillermo Verdecchia, read by the playwright  

October 20-21, 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Embracing Your Inner Stereotype and Saying the Wrong Thing
Max. 12 participants.
Note: this is a two-session workshop, reservations required

October 21, 8:00 pm
Whose Story Is It Anyway?

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