Roberto Gutierrez Varea

Secos & Mojados

Performing Arts, 2009

Roberto Gutierrez Varea is a stage director who began his career in theater in his native city of Cordoba, Argentina. In the US, he has directed numerous productions and workshops associated with new play development, particularly with Latina-Chicana artists. Roberto is the founding artistic director of Soapstone Theatre Company, a collective of male ex-offenders and female survivors of violent crime, and of El Teatro Jornalero!, a performance company that brings the voice of Latin American immigrant workers to the stage. He is the director of the Center for Latino Studies in the Americas (CELASA) at the University of San Francisco. Roberto is Associate Editor of Peace Review (Routledge, U.S.) and guest editor of e-misférica (NYU) and Contemporary Theater Review (Routledge, UK). The first book of his two-volume anthology Acting Together: Performance and the Creative Transformation of Conflict was published by New Village Press.

Awards and Accomplishments


Secos & Mojados receives the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation Grant


Secos & Mojados receive the Creative Work Fund Grant 


Secos & Mojados are artists in residence during the Summer of 2008 at Counter PULSE, San Francisco, CA