Guillermo Verdecchia - Picador Guest Professor in the summer semester 2014
Guillermo Verdecchia is a Canadian theatre artist. He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and came to Canada at the age of two. He was raised in Kitchener, Ontario. Verdecchia received an undergraduate degree in theatre at Ryerson Polytechnic in Toronto, and a Master's Degree in English and Theatre Studies from the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario. Verdecchia received the 1993 Governor-General's Award for Drama for his play Fronteras Americanas. He is a four-time winner of the Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award, and a recipient of various other awards for acting as well as sundry film festival awards for Crucero/Crossroads, the short film, made with Ramiro Puerta, based on Fronteras Americanas. He has also published Citizen Suarez (1998) a collection of short stories. He is a resident Artist with Toronto's Soulpepper Theatre, where he teaches playwriting. His latest projects include Flashing Lights (2017) and The Parliament of the Birds (2021).