Ximena Carrera

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Actress, playwright and script-writer, who obtained her degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile’s Drama School. In 1997, together with Sebastián Vila, she creates the theater group “La Trompeta”, that stages the play El Auriga Tristán Cardenilla, written by Alfonso Alcalde, “Antes de la lluvia, from Sergi Belbel, (1999). From 2000 onwards, the group focuses on plays written by her: Café (2002), Naturaleza muerta (2003), DFL2 (2004), Medusa (2010, which won a funding of an Iberescena scholarship (2007), was distinguished by: “Círculo de Críticos de Arte de Chile” for the best Chilean play (2010), Literature Municipal Award Theatre (2012) a special mention in the frame of the “Premio Casa de las Américas”, in Cuba (2012) and Lucía (2015). At present, she combines her literary work with her activity as a playwright and as a script-writer in TV series.  Internationally, she’s been invited to participate in the International Playwright Conference “Punto Cadeneta Punto” produced by Umbral Teatro (Bogotá, Colombia. Decembre 2016), she has participated as teacher in a Playwright Workshop (Puebla, México. October 2017) and has also been part of the Semana de la Dramaturgia de Nuevo León (Monterrey, México, October 2017).