José Teodoro is the award-winning author of the plays The Tourist, Slowly, an exchange is taking place, Steps, Cloudless and MOTE, which will be presented in a workshop production next year by Edmonton’s Blarney Theatre. José co-wrote, photographed and appears in Richard Keating’s short film ‘A Change of Face.’ José served as story editor on Lina Rodriguez’s Señoritas, which, following an award-winning festival run, is enjoying its official Canadian theatrical release at Toronto’s TIFF Bell Lightbox. José is currently story editing Rodríguez’s follow-up, This Time Tomorrow.
José is co-author, with Mexican photographer Laura Barrón, of Cathedral, a three-metre-long text/photo accordion art-book and, with Mexican novelist Andrés Acosta, of ‘Mérida,’ a prose collaboration published both in dANDelion and as a stand-alone volume by La Mano Izquierda Press. José has written about films and literature for such publications as Film Comment, The Globe and Mail, Brick, The National Post, Cinema Scope, Now Magazine, subTerrain, Stop Smiling, Moving Image Source and Cineaste. He has served on film festival juries in Montréal, Havana, Seattle, Toronto, Guadalajara and Mannheim-Heidelberg. José works as a writer for the Toronto International Film Festival and the International Film Festival Panamá. He is a member of the Toronto Film Critics Association and the Playwrights Guild of Canada.
Besides the Canadian Film Centre, José has also been a resident at several institutions, including the Banff Centre, Gibraltar Point, Seattle’s Annex Theatre, and, most recently, Vancouver’s Playwrights Theatre Centre. He is currently writing a new play and developing a book project with filmmaker Peter Mettler.