HUMANITAS Play LA fellow Augusto Federico Amador a finalists for the 2016 National Latino Playwriting Award

Augusto's play, Atacama, is a finalist for this years 2016 National Latino Playwriting Award. Atacama is placed 30 years after the dirty wars waged by the General Pinochet regime on the Chilean people. Two strangers: a mother and father, search the Atacama Desert for their buried loved ones and discover that there are darker truths awaiting them underneath the hard sands of the Atacama. Augusto Federico Amador was born and raised in Silicon Valley, CA and is the son of a Peruvian composer and an Austrian chef. Previously, he was a playwriting fellow at The Public Theater in NY. Atacama was developed through the Center Theater Group/The Humanitas Prize in Los Angeles, CA and is part of his Latin American dictator play trilogy which includes Kissing Che and The Book of Leonidas, both of which are published in the Proscenium Theater Journal. Atacama is a semifinalist for the 2016 Princess Grace Award, and Mr. Amador's latest screenplay, Ratcatcher, placed in the 2015 Top 50 Academy Nicholl Fellowship Screenplays and begins film production in January 2017.

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