Guillermo Verdecchia is a Canadian theatre artist. He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and came to Canada at the age of two. He was raised in Kitchener, Ontario. Verdecchia received an undergraduate degree in theatre at Ryerson Polytechnic in Toronto, and a Master's Degree in English and Theatre Studies from the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario. 

Verdecchia received the 1993 Governor-General's Award for Drama for his play Fronteras Americanas. He is a four-time winner of the Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award, and a recipient of various other awards for acting as well as sundry film festival awards for Crucero/Crossroads, the short film, made with Ramiro Puerta, based on Fronteras Americanas.  He has also published Citizen Suarez a collection of short stories.

Verdecchia gave a reading at the theater.FACT in Leipzig on 4 June 2014 und will be guest at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin within the framework of the lecture series Border Studies on 2 July.

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Title: Playwriting
Time: Tuesdays 1 pm - 3.00 pm
Location: Institute for American Studies, Universität Leipzig

Title: Contemporary Canadian Intercultural Theatre
Time: Mondays 3 pm- 5.00 pm
Location: Institute for American Studies, Universität Leipzig