Costa Rica Entertainment News – You can’t talk about Costa Rican theater without mentioning the influential Daniel Gallegos Troyo. He was born in San Jose in 1930 and became one of the best playwrights the country has seen.
The Ministry of Culture and the Editorial Costa Rica decided to honor his outstanding career with a special tribute that was held last night in the National Theater’s foyer. The theater’s director gave the opening remarks.
We were also graced with a few words from the honoree.
They showed a video entitled “Daniel Gallegos in Costa Rican dramaturgy.” This highlighted his works including “Laymen,” “Hill,” and “An Aura to Christopher.”
His time in theater was from the ‘60s to the 90s, but he also wrote novels into the early 2000s.
Gallegos is highly involved in the community, having played a part in the Costa Rican Language Academy, founding the School of Dramatic Arts at UCR, and directing the university theater.
He was awarded the Magón Prize in 1998.