This volume contains a translated collection of plays by the important, but little-known to the English-speaking world, Chilean playwright and director Ramon Griffero's Diez obras de Fin de Siglo (Ten Plays from Teatro Fin de Siglo). Having been forced to leave Chile at the time of the military coup in 1973, because of his radical political activities, Ramon Griffero returned in the early 1980s. As an openly gay former revolutionary, he founded the theatre company Teatro del Fin de Siglo, and 'El Trolley', a cultural space for resistance to the Pinochet dictatorship. These plays have been produced widely in Latin America and Europe and published in many languages, including French, German and Italian, but, as of yet, not in English. He has also published a number of essays on art and politics in his native Chile.
Adam Versenyi is the Chair of Dramatic Art and Dramaturg for Play Makers Repertory Company. A theatre scholar, dramaturg, critic, translator and director, he is the author of Theatre in Latin America: Religion, Politics, and Culture from Cortes to the 1980s (Cambridge University Press) and The Theatre of Sabina Berman: The Agony of Ecstasy and Other Plays (Southern Illinois University Press), among others. He has written widely on Latin American theatre.