José Teodoro is a writer of drama, essays, criticism, and literary nonfiction. His plays include Mote, Steps, The Tourist and Cloudless, which was recently adapted into an audio-drama presented by Canadian Stage.
José is co-author, with Mexican artist Laura Barrón, of Cathedral, a bilingual 3.5-metre-long book of text and image. The Rusted Floor, José’s essay about dreams, ghosts, architecture, and the pandemic, appeared in Brick 106; Cul-de-sac, about his experience living in a house haunted by a 19th century Prussian gold seeker, will be published in The Fiddlehead 289.
José’s culture writing has appeared in publications such as The Globe & Mail, Film Comment, The Believer, and The Literary Review of Canada.
José’s current projects include a book of conversations with filmmaker Peter Mettler, a screen adaptation of Cloudless for producer Hugh Gibson, a book-length work of literary nonfiction, and new performance works, such as Island, which was developed as part of Playwrights Theatre Centre’s WrightSpace and the Banff Playwrights Lab, and Binary Star, which he’s developing as a 2021-23 Playwrights Theatre Centre Associate.
José and Stephen Lyons formed Applied Silence earlier this year. Their current projects include a soundscape for Snezana Pesic’s film Suture and Screen Door, which will be available for listening on various platforms. joseteodoro.com