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13th May, 2014

Professor Maria M. Delgado

Maria M. Delgado is an academic, critic and curator. She is currently Professor of Theatre and Screen Arts at Queen Mary, University of London and co-editor of the Routledge journal, Contemporary Theatre Review.

She has published widely in the area of European theatre: her books include Federico García Lorca (Routledge 2008) and ‘Other’ Spanish Theatres (MUP, 2003) and eight co-edited volumes. Her translations of the work of Ramón del Valle-Inclán, Bernard-Marie Koltès and Mario Benedetti have been staged in theatres in the UK, USA and Australia.

Her film work includes 16 years as a programme advisor (on Spanish and Spanish-American Cinema) to the London Film Festival. She has also curated work for the Ciné Lumière and BFI Southbank and is a programming associate for the Argentine Film Festival London. She writes on film and theatre for a range of publications including Sight & Sound and Plays International, and is a regular contributor to a range of BBC Radio programmes.

She has served on a range of juries and panels — including the Rolex 2001-02 Mentor and Protégé Nominating Panel and the Argentine competition BAFICI (Buenos Aires Independent Film Festival, 2012). She is Chair of the Board of Actors Touring Company [ATC] and an artistic assessor for Arts Council England. She is currently chair of subpanel 35 (Music, Drama, Dance and Performing Arts) for REF2014.

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