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Silvia Peláez is A playwright, stage director, and translator, librettist. She has a Master Degree in Communication by National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). She is also a teacher specializing in Adaptation for theatre and film. CHer work deals with shocking stories that overlap. Peláez has written fifty dramatic works that have been published, translated, and performed. A member of the Sistema Nacional de Creadores of Fonca, she has been honored with the following grants: Centro Mexicano de Escritores, Creadores con Trayectoria, Fideicomiso México-Estados Unidos, National Endowment for the Arts, The Writers Room (New York) and Ragdale Foundation (Illinois) Residences, Gateways Program (San Antonio,  Texas) and Iberescena (Madrid, Spain). She has received national and international awards, such as the Rodolfo Usigli National Grand Prize for the best thriller play and the National Prize from the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL), and also productions and readings in Mexico City, Chicago, Spain, Manila and New York and she has been included in the Mexican Writers Dictionary and the Encyclopedia of Mexico. She was also commissioned a work to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the Centro Nacional de las Artes (National Center for the Arts Mexico), and the opera libretto Firefly for Vértice Festival, UNAM. In 2003 she received the Cultural Contact grant for the translation into English and development of her play Fever at 107 Degrees at The Lark Theater Company in New YorkIn 2006 she was grantee for Artists with a trajectory from Instituto de Cultura de Morelos. She has also written fiction and short stories, and had a column at the Reforma newspaper. She belongs to the National System of Artists Creators (SNCA/FONCA). Her notable works include: Coco Mademoiselle Gabrielle; 107 Degree Fever,Vampire Trilogy, The Waiting; Life Begins Tomorrow; The Wake; Moon of Blood; The Bakers; Death by Laugh; The London Vampire; The Hairy Guava Tree; Linares the Detective; Evening with Mango Scent; Immortality; Infatuation by the Green; Echoes from Mexico; Fever at 107 Degrees (on Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes); Érszebet, the purple tub batherFlesh and Bone; Interrogating Horace; Rumors between Hitler and Kafka; The Pigs; and Casa chica.   Firefly is her first opera libretto with world prémiere in 2018 at Vértice Festival, world premiére in October, 2018.

Contact: silvipelaez@gmail.com

See also: http://www.contextoteatral.es/silviapelaez.html

Silvia Peláez

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