Lina de Guevara

Honorary Board Member

Originally from Chile, Lina de Guevara is an actor, theatre director, drama teacher and storyteller. She’s a specialist in the techniques of transformational theatre, Theatre of the Oppressed and Commedia dell’Arte.

To create and produce plays about the immigrant experience, she founded PUENTE Theatre in 1988 and was its Artistic Director for 23 years. Her director’s credits include I wasn’t born here, Crossing Borders, The House of Bernarda Alba, Mother Courage, Canadian Tango, Letters for Tomas, Sisters/Strangers, Canadian Tango 09, Storytelling Our Lives, Algarabia/Danza, Scene and Heard, The woman who fell from the sky, Chile con carne, and The pilgrimage of the nuns of Concepción. She’s directed and dramaturged several one-woman shows, such as Emergence, Uthe/Athe, Patriot in search of a country, Heinz 57, and Peace Mum.

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