Juan Diego Botto
has been recognized this Thursday with the National Theater Award for "his nature as a man of integral theater as a playwright and interpreter" and for "the enormous validity that Lorca's discourse has today" after closing last season from the Spanish Theater with
A night without the moon
, the journey through the most unknown Federico García Lorca, his own text under the direction of Sergio Perís Mencheta.
The jury has highlighted the "deep and
permanent commitment to the scene as a vehicle for transmitting uncomfortable political and social realities
" that the Buenos Aires interpreter has developed during his more than 30 years on the Spanish stages since his debut in 1987 with
in the National Dramatic Center.
It was not the interpretation foreign to Juan Diego Botto since his childhood in Argentina, raised in a family with strong cultural roots on both paternal and maternal sides.
His father was the actor Diego Fernando Botto, and his mother, the actress and the drama teacher Cristina Rota.
With her he arrived in Spain when he was only two years old, a country in which he would develop his extensive theatrical and cinematographic career.
A career largely linked to the mother figure with whom in 1996 she would have her first joint professional experience with
El rufián de la escala
, a work directed by her at the Sala Mirador in Madrid.
That would be the first step for future collaborations such as
Guildenstern have died
Awakenings and celebrations
, in this case based on a text by his own son, who two years earlier, in 2005, had debuted in theatrical authorship with
The Privilege of Being. dog.
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