Presented by Full Circle Theater and
Park Square Theatre
Atacama by Award-winning Latinx American playwright Augusto Federico Amador
Directed by Lara Trujillo
April 20 - May 1, 2022
Park Square's Proscenium Stage
Safety Precautions: There will be limited seating for your safety. COVID-19 vaccination or negative test results are required to attend performances. All patrons, staff and volunteers will be required to wear masks inside the venue. We will be following Park Square Theatre’s health and safety protocols. To learn more about them, click here.
Amidst the extraordinary landscape of Chile’s Atacama desert, two strangers search for the long-lost remains of their children, “disappeared” victims of the brutal Pinochet regime. In their quest for closure, they traverse Chile’s history to examine the opposing views and actions that tore families and countries apart. Their mythic journey explores the transformative possibilities that can lead from transgression to remorse, reparation, forgiveness, and redemption.
"A beautiful, powerful and relevant mix of painful realities and magical realism." - Rick Shiomi
About the Playwright
Augusto Federico Amador
Augusto Federico Amador (Playwright) was born and raised in Silicon Valley and is the son of a music composer, Peruvian father and culinary chef, Austrian mother. His playwriting fellowships include: The Public Theater in NYC, The Humanitas Prize in Los Angeles, Latino Theater Alliance/L.A. and Lincoln City Fellowship in NYC.
Mr. Amador’s plays have had readings and productions across the country, including at The Public Theater in NYC, Cherry Lane Theatre NYC, Abingdon Theatre NYC, The Kennedy Center, San Diego Repertory Theatre, Los Angeles Theater Center, Teatro Paraguas in Santa Fe and National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque.
Mr. Amador is a recipient of the Disney/NBCUniversal/NHMC TV Writers Fellowship as well the prestigious Humanitas Prize New Voices Award in television writing. His screenplay “Rat Catcher” finished on the TOP 50 Nicholl Fellowship Screenplays and his plays have been finalists for the Carlo Annoni International Dramaturgical Prize, the Princess Grace Fellowship, the Terrence McNally Award, BBC International Radio Playwriting Competition, and runner-up for the National Latino Playwriting Award from the Arizona Theater Company. His plays have also been listed on the 50 Playwrights Project of “Best Unproduced Latino Plays”, Howlround’s “101 Plays by The New Americans or on Latinidad”, and he is a five-time semi-finalist for the Eugene O’Neill Conference. His play “The Book of Leonidas” won Best Play at the Downtown Urban Arts Festival in NYC.
For link to all his plays: https://newplayexchange.org/users/1791/augusto-amador