May 09, 2019
On Thursday May 9th at 4 pm, Guillermo Verdecchia will read from The Parliament of Birds and speak on the art of collaboration. Guillermo Verdecchia is a writer of drama and fiction as well as a director, dramaturge, translator, and actor. He is the recipient of a Governor-General's Award for Drama for his play Fronteras Americanas and a four-time winner of the Chalmers Canadian Play Award. His work, which includes The Art of Building a Bunker (with Adam Lazarus), the Governor-General shortlisted Noam Chomsky Lectures (with Daniel Brooks), the Seattle Times' Footlight Award-winning Adventures of Ali & Ali (with Marcus Youssef and Camyar Chai), A Line in the Sand (with Marcus Youssef), bloom, and Another Country has been anthologized, translated into Spanish and Italian, produced in Europe and the US, and is studied in Latin America, Europe, and North America. As a director and actor he has worked at theatres across Canada, from the Stratford Festival to Vancouver's East Cultural Centre. A former Artistic Director of Toronto's Cahoots Theatre Projects, Guillermo is a frequently sought-after collaborator. His current projects include an adaptation of the 12th C Persian poem, The Conference of the Birds with Soheil Parsa. This reading was funded by Playwrights Guild of Canada and PlayConnect.