José Teodoro

José Teodoro is the award-winning author of the plays The Tourist, Steps and Slowly, an exchange is taking place. José is co-author, with Mexican photographer Laura Barrón, of Cathedral, a three-meter-long text/photo accordion artbook and, with Mexican novelist Andrés Acosta, of ‘Mérida,’ a prose collaboration published both in dANDelion and as a stand-alone volume by La Mano Izquierda Press. José has written about films and literature for such publications as Film Comment, The Globe and Mail, Brick, The National Post, Cinema Scope, subTerrain, Stop Smiling, Moving Image Source and Cineaste. His 2007 interview with filmmaker Guy Maddin was recently included in the University Press of Mississippi’s book Guy Maddin: Interviews. He has served on film festival juries in Montréal, Havana, Seattle, Toronto, Guadalajara, Mannheim-Heidelburg, Thessaloniki and Fribourg. He has also worked as a writer for the Toronto International Film Festival and the International Film Festival Panamá. His own film work includes 'Hidden Bridge,' Richard Keating’s ‘A Change of Face,’ which José co-wrote, photographed and appears in, and Lina Rodriguez’s Señoritas, which he story-edited, which is currently screening at numerous international film festivals. José has been artist-in-residence at several institutions, including the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Canadian Film Centre, Toronto’s Gibraltar Point, Seattle’s Annex Theatre, and, most recently, Vancouver’s Playwrights Theatre Centre, where he developed his latest plays, Cloudless, with PTC Artistic Director Heidi Taylor, and Mote, with PTC former Executive Director Martin Kinch. He is currently at work on a second collaboration with Lina Rodriguez, a book project with renowned Swiss-Canadian filmmaker Peter Mettler, and a new play. Mote will recieve a workshop production with Edmonton's Blarney Theatre in May 2015.