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Franco-Uruguayan playwright and director Sergio Blanco spent his childhood and adolescence in Montevideo and now lives in Paris. After studying classical philology, he decided to devote himself fully to writing and directing. His plays have been awarded several prizes, including the “National Drama Prize of Uruguay”, the “Drama Prize of the City of Montevideo”, the “National Theatre Fund Prize”, the “Florencio Prize for Best Playwright”, the International Prize “Casa de las Americas” and the “Theatre Awards for the best text” in Greece. In 2017, and then in 2020, his plays Thebes Land and The Rage of Narcissus has received a “British Award Off West End” in London. His works entered the repertoire of the National Comedy of Uruguay in 2003 and 2007 with his plays .45' and Kiev. Among his best-known texts are Slaughter, .45', Kiev, Barbarie, Kassandra, Darwin's Leap, Thebes Land, Ostia, The Rage of Narcissus, The Bellow of Düsseldorf, When You Walk Over my Tomb and Traffic. His plays have been published and performed in over twenty-five countries. In 2022, he created his new text Zoo at the Piccolo Teatro in Milan.
Today he is one of the most performed contemporary Spanish-language playwrights in the world (12 productions in 2022, 8 future productions already planned).