Playwright and director Mario Tenconi Blanco was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1982. As writer and director he is currently making a cycle of plays called Lovesong for the Revolution about love, history, and politics in Latin America. Of this cycle, Montevideo is my eternal future premiered in 2010 and ran through 2012; and Lima Japan bonsai premiered in 2011. He also wrote and directed A teacher is like a child for a police (2009) and I want to say I love you (2012, 2013). In 2010 Mariano was invited to Frankfurt Buchmesse. In 2011, he received a grant to participate in the most important dramaturgy seminar in spanish language, Panorama Sur.With another eight young writers, he wrote an opera Lie, about the tango singer Ada Falcón, that was performed on Teatro Colón. In 2012 he was invited to “Pueblo Tomado”, a theater festival in Querétaro, México,where he wrote a play and directed another two site specific performances in locations around the city. In 2013 he participated in Long Distance Affair (a virtual one audience member drama experience) with PopUp Theatrics (New York). He wrote a play called I can’t swim, directed by Ana Margineanu. In August he will work again with them, now as writer and director also (A nickel, by Jason Lindner), for Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In October he will be regisseur of the opera Total Freedom, with music by Lucas Fagin and libretto by Pablo Katchadjian, on TACEC (Teatro Argentino, La Plata). Mariano also teaches theater at Teatro San Martín.