Guillermo Calderón is Chile’s foremost contemporary theatre artist. His plays include Neva, Diciembre (December), Clase (Class), Villa, Discurso (Speech), Kiss and Goldrush.
Calderón’s productions have toured extensively through South America and Europe. Festival stops have included Buenos Aires International Theatre Festival, Chekhov Festival (Russia), Edinburgh Festival (Scotland), Festival d´Automne (France), Santiago A Mil (Chile), Seoul Performing Arts Festival (Korea), TeatroStageFest (NYC), TEATERFORMEN Festival (Germany), Wiener Festwochen (Austria), The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival (NYC), and RADAR L.A. He has been commissioned by the Schauspiel Düsseldorf (Germany), the Royal Court Theater (England), Theater Basel (Switzerland), Foundation Santiago A Mil (Chile), Public Theater (New York), La Jolla Playhouse (San Diego) and others.
He has co-written the screenplays Violeta (World Cinema Jury Prize for Drama at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival,the International Federation of Film Critics Prize for Best Film at the 2012 Guadalajara Mexican Film Festival), El Club, dir.: Pablo Larrain (Silver Bear at the Berlinale 2015, Golden Globe nominations “Best Foreign Film”) and wrote the screenplay to Neruda, dir.: Pablo Larrain (Golden Globe nominations “Best Foreign Film”). He is currently writing and directing his first feature film.
Calderón graduated with a degree in Arts specializing in Acting from the Universidad de Chile. He studied abroad graduating from the Dell’Arte School of Physical Theater in California, USA; and La Scuola Internazionale dell’Attore Comico, in Italy. He also has a Master of Liberal Arts, with a specialization in film, from the City University of New York.
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