Aldo Parodi is a Chilean actor with a long career spanning film, theater and television. He’s also a theater director. He set up the University of Chile’s theater school and was part of the generation of ’74, together with the actors and directors Andrés Pérez, Alfredo Castro and José Soza. Some of his most important theater performances were in the legendary play La negra Ester by the Gran Circo Teatro company and another of their productions, Todos estos años. He has been part of the cast of movies such as Caluga o menta by Gonzalo Justiniano and Johnny cien pesos by Gustavo Graef Marino.
Omar Saavedra Santis
Omar Saavedra Santis studied medicine, theatrical art and journalism without actually graduating in any of them. In exile, he studied at the Creative Writing Institute in Leipzig and wrote his most well-known novel, La gran ciudad, included by Grínor Rojo in his canon of Chilean novels written during the dictatorship and in the post-dictatorship period. Saavedra Santis has tried his hand at several literary genres, including novels, short stories and playwriting. His plays have been translated into different languages and have been published in Germany, Chile, Costa Rica, Poland, Austria, Japan and the United States.