Paula Zelaya Cervantes | Translation & Adaptation | Traducción y Adaptación

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Paula Zelaya Cervantes | Translation & Adaptation | Traducción y Adaptación

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Mexican playwright, screenwriter, director, and translator, Paula graduated from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada.  

Credits include writing and directing The Orbweaver/El Hilador (Centro Cultural Helénico, Mexico City, 2018) (Vancouver Fringe Festival International Mainstage Selection, 2016).; Sasha & Spot (Teatro el Galeón, Mexico City 2018); and 245 Acts of Unspeakable Evil, which she co-wrote with Ana González Bello, and which won the Latino National Playwright Award granted by the Arizona Theatre Company in 2018 and the Sharon Enkin Play for Young People Award granted by the Playwright’s Guild of Canada in 2019.

 

Paula has translated and adapted over 20 plays. In 2020 Paula was awarded a “Young Creators” grant from Mexico’s National Fund for Arts and Culture (FONCA).