Gabriel Calderón

(Montevideo, Uruguai, 1982)

Playwright, theatre director and actor. He has written over 20 plays and has received recognition through various awards, notably including the National Prize for Literature on two occasions: in 2011 for Mi pequeño mundo porno and in 2016 for Ex: Tal vez la vida sea ridícula.

In 2004 he received a grant from the Fundación Carolina to go to Spain to take a “Course for professionals in playwriting and theatre directing” and in 2009 he participated in the International Summer Residency for Emerging Playwrights programme at the Royal Court Theatre in London. Since 2011 he has been a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab and resident artist at the Théâtre des Quartiers d’Ivry in Paris, France.

His plays have been performed in Argentina, Brazil, Spain, France, United States, Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Bolivia and Peru. His texts have been translated into French, German, English, Greek and Portuguese. With his shows he has participated on reiterated occasions at international theatre festivals in the Americas and Europe. He has given lectures, classes and seminars in Argentina (Ibero-American Creative Playwriting Seminar coordinated by Mauricio Kartun/ELTI- Encuentro Latinoamericano de Teatro/Biblioteca Velez Arfield), Brazil (Sao Paulo-Nucleo de Dramaturgia do British Council SP/Universidad de Santa Catalina), Chile (Universidad de Chile/Universidad Finis Terrae/Universidad Católica), Cuba (Casa de las Américas/Festival Mayo Teatral), Mexico (Guadalajara Festival de Lecturas/DF Transdrama), France (Nouvelle Sorbonne Paris 3/Casa de Amerique Latine/Theatre Quartier d’Ivry/Université Paul Valery), Israel- Palestine (Jerusalem-Palestine National Theatre) and Switzerland (Lausanne-HETSR La Manufacture/Haute Ecole de Théâtre de Suisse Romande).

He is currently actively working at the National Theatre’s Teatro Modena in Genoa together with the Fondazione Teatro de Emilia Romagna and the Yolanda Gazzerro de Módena School.