- Guillermo Verdecchia
Guillermo Verdecchia (born
December 7, 1962) is a Canadian theatre artist.
Verdecchia was born in
Buenos Aires, Argentinaand came to Canada at the age of two. He was raised in Kitchener, Ontario. Verdecchia received an undergraduate degree in theatre at Ryerson Polytechnic in Toronto, and a Master's Degree in English and Theatre Studies from the University of Guelphin Guelph, Ontario.
Verdecchia received the 1993 Governor-General's Award for Drama for his play "Fronteras Americanas". He is a four-time winner of the
Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award, and a recipient of various other awards for acting as well as sundry film festival awards for "Crucero/Crossroads", the short film, made with Ramiro Puerta, based on "Fronteras Americanas".
His work engages questions of representation, political power, and cultural theory. Verdecchia is a sessional instructor at
Algoma Universityand has been writer-in-residence at Memorial University of Newfoundland, the University of Guelph, and at Ca' Foscari in Venice. In 2007 he was the 2007 Hayes-Jenkinson Memorial lecturer at Algoma University.
He has also published a collection of short stories, "Citizen Suarez" in 1998.
* "Lions in Verona",
* "Not Another Banana Republic",
1989with The Hour Co.
* "Final Decisions (WAR)",
1990(published as "Another Country", 2007)
* "The Noam Chomsky Lectures",
1990with Daniel Brooks
* "Fronteras Americanas",
1993(Based on identity issues of Latin American immigrants.)
* "A Line in the Sand",
1995with Marcus Youssef
* "The Terrible but Incomplete Journals of John D",
1998with Daniel Brooks
* "Ali & Ali and the Axes of Evil",
2004with Camyar Chai and Marcus Youssef
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