• Hugo Salcedo Play Reading

Visiting professor from Mexico presents "The Crossing"

1 p.m., Tuesday, March 11, 2008
C. Walsh Theatre
55 Temple Street, Boston

Hugo Salcedo, distinguished Mexican playwright and director, is a Visting Professor in the Suffolk Humanities department March 4-14.  Salcedo will read a selection from his award-winning play, The Crossing, and participate in a discussion session in the C. Walsh Theatre March 11 at 1 p.m.  The reading is directed by Theatre department alumnus Colleen Rua. 

Salcedo, a Mexican native, has a Ph.D. in Spanish & Latin American Literature from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and a Masters in Drama: Theory and Criticism, from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. He is a playwright, poet, essayist, critic and theatre director and is currently a professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California. 

He has won three Premio Punto de Partida prizes on separate occasions given by The National Autonomous University of Mexico for his plays, including San Juan de Dios/ Saint John of God in 1986, Dos a dos/ Two to One in 1987 and El viaje de los cantors/ The Crossing in 1989.

The Crossing was also awarded the Tirso de Molina award in 1989, for best Spanish speaking play of the year and was the first play written by a Latin American writer to win the “Tirso” prize and Premio Mejor Autor Mexicano (Best Mexican Author Award) in 1990, from The Association of Critics. 
Other award winning plays from Salcedo include,  La Bufadora, Estrella del norte/ North Star, Arde el desierto con los vientos que vienen del sur/ The Prevailing Southern Winds are Making the Desert Burn and Selena la reina del tex-mex/ Selena the Queen of Tex-Mex.  He has won the National Children's Dramaturgy Prize for Juanete y Picadillo  and the Children's Theatre Conference on Peace award for Una rana croar/ A Frog Croaks.
Salcedo was awarded membership in the Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte in 2000, an honor given only to artists considered the best in Mexico.

For more information contact Suffolk Humanities Professor Iani Moreno at 617-994-4223.


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