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Name: Sarraín, Alberto (1949-)

Historical Note: Alberto Sarraín is a Cuban theater director, playwright, actor, and educator.  He was born in Cuba in 1949.  He graduated with a degree in psychology from La Universidad de La Habana in 1976.  In 1979 he immigrated to the United States where he has worked and lived.  He founded the Cuban Cultural Group, also known as La Má Teodora in 1996.  He has taught theater, directed Cuban works, and been involved in festivals in the United States, Cuba, Spain, and other Latin American countries.  He was the co-recipient of the 2001 PEN/Newman’s Own First Amendment Award, for leading a legal battle to allow the performances of Cuban plays in Florida.

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