This year’s edition of Barcelona’s Grec Festival set its sights on Latin America and, despite the inclemency of COVID-19, which prevented travelling and transoceanic trips, from the Beckett we will look to contribute all the same to this knowledge, through the possibilities offered to us by network communications technologies. It is for this reason that we are proposed a series of in-depth conversations with some Latin-American creators, selected precisely because of their link with what the Grec 2020 should have been. We are doing it hand in hand with some specialised journalists who will enable us a rigorous approach to each of the figures involved.
The conversation for Monday 13 July is between playwright Guillermo Calderón and cultural journalist Juan Carlos Olivares.
Playwright, scriptwriter, and theatre director. He has written and directed Neva, Diciembre, Clase, Villa, Discurso, Escuela, Kuss, Mateluna, Beben, Goldrausch and B. He directed Beben and Kuss at the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, Goldrausch at the Theater Basel and Neva at the Public Theater of New York. In 2017, the Royal Court Theatre in London produced his play B. His creations have been presented in over 25 countries.
In cinema he has featured as scriptwriter for the films Violeta se fue a los cielos, El Club and Neruda, among others.