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1935 born in Mexico City, Mexico
1954–58 

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

1961

Yale University, New Haven

 

Theatre
1957

La hermosa gente (Direction), Mexico City

1959El alfarero (Interpretation, Direction), Mexico City
1969

Nietzsche in the Kietschen (Direction, Dramaturgy), Mexico City

1973

Él

1978

Lástima que sea puta (Interpretation, Direction) Mexico City

1983

Pasiphae (Direction), Mexico City

1999

Alice en el país de las apariencias entre la vida y la muerte. Amén

(Direction), Mexico City

2005

La tragedia de Hamlet, príncipe de Dinamarca (Direction), Ciudad

Universitaria de la UNAM

 

Actor

1969

El topo, Alejandro Jodorowsky

1979

Llamenme Mike, Alfredo Gurrola

1983

Frida, naturaleza viva, Paul Leduc

 

Juan José Gurrola (b. Mexico City, 1935 - 2007) was mainly known as a theater director, playwright,

translator and meteur en scene. He started his career in experimental theater in 1957 and directed and

designed sets for more than 200 plays and operas from such diverse luminaries as John Ford, Ionesco,

Picasso, Klossowski, E.E. Cummings and Nino Rota amongst others. Gurrola also developed a very

prolific career as an artist, mainly as a painter, performer and in non-objectual art (a term used in

Mexico in the 60´s to describe alternative practices). He collaborated with figures such as James

Metcalf, Victor Fosado and David Hockney. He was a lecturer on various subjects, wrote articles and

essays, and acted on different films and plays.