Augusto Federico Amador was born and raised in the Silicon Valley and is the son of an accomplished Peruvian Jazz composer and an Austrian mother. His plays have been finalists for the Princess Grace Fellowship, Terrence Mcnally Award, BBC International Playwriting Competition, Metlife Nuestras Voces National Playwriting Competition, Arizona Theater Company's National Latino Playwriting Award (runner-up), four time semifinalist for the Eugene O'Neill Conference, Howlround's list of top "101 plays on Latinidad" and many others. His playwright fellowships include The Public Theater NYC, Humanitas Prize, Latino Theater Alliance/L.A. and Lincoln City Fellowship. Residencies include at the Arkansas Repertory Theater. His plays have been produced across the country and can be found at https://newplayexchange.org/users/1791/augusto-amador. Augusto is currently working on his latest play, The Sunset Room.
Atacama has been presented as staged readings at The Next Iteration Theater, Austin Latino New Play Festival, Skylight Theater, Theatre 80 St. Mark's NYC and UCLA Dept. of Theater.