José Triana (b. 1931, Camagüey): An actor and playwright, Triana’s La noche de los asesinos is considered the most translated and performed of all Cuban plays. It was originally staged in Havana and went on to win awards from Casa de las Américas and the VII Latin American Theater Festival in Havana. His other plays include El mayor general, Medea en el espejo, La muerte del ñeque, El Parque de la Fraternidad, Revolico en el Campo de Marte, Cinco mujeres and Palabras comunes, which, like La noche de los asesinos (under the English title, The Criminals) was staged in London by the Royal Shakespeare Company. Triana published a book of poetry, La madera del sueño. He is the winner of a Guggenheim fellowship and has lived in Paris since 1980. (Cintas for literature, 1985-86)

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