Border Issues on Stage: Latino-Canadianness, the Americas, and the Representation of Arabs in the Theatre of the Canadian playwright Guillermo Verdecchia, an Interview (October 2013)

Markus Heide

Uppsala University

Abstract

Guillermo Verdecchia is a Canadian writer of drama, fiction, and film who has also been active as director, dramaturge, and actor for stages, screens and radios in North America and other parts of the globe. Among many awards, he is a recipient of the prestigious Governor General’s Award for Drama for his Fronteras Americanas, the Chalmers Canadian Play Award, and sundry film festival awards for Crucero/Crossroads, based on Fronteras Americanas (dir. Ramiro Puerta). Verdecchia was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and came to Canada as a young child. He grew up in Kitchener, Ontario. Verdecchia received an MA in Theatre Studies from the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario. In 2014 Verdecchia is Picador Guest Professor for Literature at the University of Leipzig, Germany.

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