Venezuelan Playwright Gustavo Ott Visits Georgetown

Venezuelan playwright Gustavo Ott

Please join us on March 22nd at 4:00 pm at The Edward B. Bunn S.J. Intercultural Center (ICC 450) as we explore the work of Venezuelan playwright Gustavo Ott, author of  Divorciadas, evangélicas y vegetarianas (1989). Ott’s visit represents a unique opportunity to celebrate the career of one of Latin America’s most provocative and ingenious playwrights.

Gustavo Ott has received numerous international awards, productions, and residencies as a playwright, including The Public Theatre (New York), La Comedie Française (France), Teatro Xola (Mexico), Teatro Nacional (Colombia), AL-MaSRAH Teatro (Portugal), The Kitchen Dog Theater of Dallas, and the GALA Hispanic Theatre of Washington D.C. His play Your Molotov Kisses won the Ricardo López Aranda International Playwrighting Prize in Madrid in 2004, and he was awarded the Tirso de Molina International Playwriting Prize in 1998 for 80 Teeth, 4 Feet and 500 Pounds. In 1993, Ott founded the Teatro San Martín de Caracas (TSMC), a two stage theater located in Caracas’ working class area. The theatre stages work written and performed by artists from all over Latin America, and also offers skills-based training workshops to the community in areas such as electricity and carpentry. Ott has studied at the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, the International Writing Program of the University of Iowa, and the Residence Internationale Aux Recollets in Paris (2006).

This event is sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Reception to follow.