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Hugo Salcedo

Playwright and Theater Director

Hugo Salcedo Larios holds a doctorate in Philology from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid, Spain. He completed a postgraduate degree in "Theory and Criticism of Theater" at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, ​​Spain. Additionally he holds a degree in Intercultural Theology from the Universidad Iberoamericana. Salcedo is an essayist and playwright who was awarded the prestigious Tirso de Molina International Award from Spain in 1989 for his play El viaje de los cantores “The Troubadours’ Journey”. The play was performed by the National Theater Company of the National Institute of Fine Arts (INBA) and toured through several cities in Mexico and Spain. This play also won the Best Author Award from the Association of Mexican Theater Critics and Chroniclers. He received the ASSITEJ-Spain International Prize for Stage Research for Children and Youth in 2019, for his work Migration in theater for children and youth in Mexico (Madrid, ASSITEJ, 2020). Some of his dramatic pieces have been translated, broadcast on radio, published or performed in English, French, German, Persian, Korean, Czech, Italian and Hungarian. He received the “Coat of Arms Order” from Guarenas, Venezuela in 2006. In 2012 The University of Tennessee and the Espacio 1900 Cultural Center dedicated the “International Conference on Latin American Theater” solely to his dramaturgy. That same year the Tijuana Cultural Center paid tribute to him, replicating it in 2020. He also received the National Recognition from the Mexican Association of Theater Research (AMIT) in the category of Academic Research, in 2013; and in 2014 as "University Creator" by the same AMIT. In 2015 he obtained the “Theatrical Merit Award” from the Secretary of Culture of the Government of Jalisco; that same year the Institute of Art and Culture of Tijuana (IMAC) recognized him for the 25th anniversary of his play El viaje de los cantores (1990 – 2015), considered as an "emblematic Mexican play". The University of Guadalajara has launched in his name the biennial Call for the "Hugo Salcedo National Prize for University Dramaturgy" in recognition of his academic and creative career. He was a member of the National System of Art Creators of the Culture and the Arts of Mexico Fundo. He is currently a member of the National System of Researchers of the National Council for Science and Technology. He is a full-time academic in the Department of Letters of the Universidad Iberoamericana Mexico City. This University awarded him the 2018 FICSAC Award for excellence in academic research, a prize that he obtained again in 2020 and 2021.