The cast and crew of Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter with Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa


Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter is an original production by the Off-Broadway company Repertorio Español. Based on the semi-autobiographical novel of the same title by Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa, Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter is a romantic comedy adapted for the stage by OBIE Award Winner Caridad Svich. The production premiered in October of 2015 in NYC and continues playing at Repertorio Español. Diego Chiri's original involvement with the production was as the Assistant Director of José Zayas, but later on he went on to take the role of Javier, Mario's best friend. Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter has received several awards in the 2015-2016 Theatre season.


  • Direction: José Zayas
  • Dramaturgy: Caridad Svich
  • Assistant Director: Diego Chiri
  • Stage Management: Cristina Ayon-Viesca
  • Production Manager: Fernando Then
  • Sound Design: David M. Lawson
  • Set Design: Susan Zeeman Rogers
  • Costume Design: Leni Mendez
  • Light Design: Manuel Da Silva
  • Photography: Michael Palma



  • HOLA Award 2016: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Cast
  • ACE Award 2016: Best Comedy Production

On stage: with Pablo Andrade (Mario) and Dalia Davi (Julia)

On stage: with Pablo Andrade (Mario) and Dalia Davi (Julia)

Based on the semi-autobiographical novel by Mario Vargas Llosa

New York Times Critic's Pick

With Author and Nobel Prize Winner Mario Vargas Llosa

With Director José Zayas

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