Guillermo Verdecchia

Guillermo Verdecchia is a writer of drama, fiction, and film; a director, dramaturge, actor, and translator whose work has been seen and heard on stages, screens, and radios across the country and around the globe. The author, or co-author, of, among other works, The Noam Chomsky Lectures and Insomnia (with Daniel Brooks); Fronteras Americanas, The Terrible but Incomplete Journals of John D., bloom; A Line in the Sand (with Marcus Youssef), and the controversial Adventures of Ali and Ali and the aXes of Evil (with Camyar Chai and Marcus Youssef). He is a recipient of the Governor General’s Award for Drama, a four-time winner of the Chalmers Canadian Play Award, a recipient of Dora and Jessie Awards, and sundry film festival awards for his film Crucero/Crossroads, based on Fronteras Americanas and made with Ramiro Puerta.

He lives in Toronto with Tamsin Kelsey, his partner of many years, and their two children.


Awards and Recognition*
Chalmers Canadian Play Award (1997) A Line the Sand with Marcus Youssef
Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards, Community Recognition Award (1994)
Chalmers Canadian Play Award (1994) Fronteras Americanas
Governor General’s Award for Drama (1993) Fronteras Americanas
Governor General’s Award for Drama, Finalist (1992) The Noam Chomsky Lectures with Daniel Brooks
Chalmers Canadian Play Award (1992) The Noam Chomsky Lectures with Daniel Brooks
Chalmers Canadian Play Award (1990) i.d.

A Line in the Sand

Winner 2009 MECCA Awards

Winner 2010 MECCA Award

Fronteras Americanas

Winner 1994 The Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award

Winner 1993 Governor General’s Award for Drama

A Line in the Sand

Winner 2009 MECCA Awards

Winner 2010 MECCA Award

Fronteras Americanas

Winner 1994 The Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award

Winner 1993 Governor General’s Award for Drama

Fronteras Americanas

Winner 1994 The Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award

Winner 1993 Governor General’s Award for Drama

events | 2010-04-13
Ali and Ali 7, by Camyar Chai, Guillermo Verdecchia and Marcus Youssef

…And now, Ali and Ali creators Camyar Chai, Guillermo Verdecchia and Marcus Youssef turn their idiosyncratic brand …