Kico Gonzalez-Risso

Playwright, director and translator, Kico has had his plays produced across Canada and in the United States. Directing credits include a long list of classics by Calderon, Goldoni, Musset, Feydeau and Shakespeare, as well as operas and premieres of new translations of plays from Latin America and Eastern Europe. His English version of The Magic Flute was broadcast on CBC's Saturday Afternoon at the Opera. His librettos include  BRUSH (music by Koji Nakano), La SENORITA MUNDO (music by Njo Kong Kie) and SUPERNATURAL NOIR (music by Cameron Wilson).  His one-woman play A SCORE TO SETTLE was recently performed by Rita Costganzi at the Solo Flights Festival in New York, winning an award.  The play also had its Brazilian premiere in 2012.