In August 2019, Karunika Kardak and Juan Mosquera (PhD students in the Spanish Department at the time) led a discussion with playwright, actor, theatre director and teacher, Raquel Diana (born in Montevideo, 1960).
Her plays have received different prizes in Uruguay, including: Ministerio de Educación y Cultura de Uruguay (Premio Nacional de Literatura six times), Premio Florencio, Premio Onetti, AGADU, FUTI, Fundación Lolita Rubial, amongst others. According to Estuario Editora, they have been performed in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, Colombia, Cuba, Peru, France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Mexico, UK and USA.
In this clip of her exposition at St Andrews, Diana reflects on the importance of memory and identity in her work. The video is in Spanish with English subtitles, but you can also click here for the translation.
You can find out more information in English about Diana’s participation in the ‘Out of the Wings Festival: A Celebration of Literature in Translation’ here. In 2017, her plays about Uruguay’s dictatorship were published in an anthology titled Allá. Cuatro obras de teatro , which she discussed in an interview with Montevideo Portal, available here.