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Renowed Spanish Actress Performs at Loyola University New Orleans

Loyola press release - September 4, 1997

(New Orleans)—Spanish playwright Paloma Pedrero will give a dramatic reading of one of her short plays, "Resguardo personal" ("The Voucher"), on Tuesday, September 9, 1997, at 7:30 p.m. in Marquette Theater. Department of Drama and Speech students will read the play in English first, and then the playwright and her husband, Robert Muro, will give a dramatic reading of it in Spanish.

Paloma Pedrero Diaz-Caneja, born in Madrid, Spain, has been involved in the theater world since 1978, when she helped form the theater group Cachivache. She has worked as an actress on stage and screen as well as television. Since 1984 she has worked in many other aspects of theater: writing, directing, and producing. Her first play, La llamada de Lauren (1984), immediately received critical attention, and most of her plays have been published and produced in Spain, with some of them translated into French and/or English. She received the Tirso de Molina award of 1987 for Invierno de luna alegre and the "Best Author" award at the 6th Annual Alternative Theater Event of the Fall Festival of Theater in Madrid in 1994 for two of her works. Her most recent theatrical production is Locas de amar, which she also directed, in April 1996, at the prestigious theater of the Centro Cultural de la Villa de Madrid. Paloma Pedrero also contributes regularly to conferences about contemporary Spanish theater and specialized journals, and since 1989 has given workshops annually on acting and scriptwriting.

This is a Biever Guest Lecture Series, free and open to the public. For more information, contact Eileen Doll at 865-3845.