Collective residencies / Researching war and theatre in the current scene / Olot


From Monday, 16 October 2023 to Monday, 23 October 2023

Researcher, play directress and actress
Bogotá (Colòmbia)


Sandra María Ortega is a Dramatic arts researcher, play directress and actress. Phd in Theatre Studies at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona UAB and Professor of drama and artistic studies at the School of Arts ASAB in the Distrital University Francisco José de Caldas in Bogotá. Her main subjects of research are the political imaginaries and their representations; body, history and body politics; and the dramatic and scenic criticism of the contemporary theatre. She is a member of the line of research “Estudios críticos de las corporeidades, las sensibilidades y las performatividades”. Some of her writings and publications are Del paraíso al matadero (2020), Geografías del cuerpo híbrido en las representaciones del teatro colombiano contemporáneo (2019), Coragyps sapiens: una propuesta de revitalización y reconstrucción simbólica del cuerpo social desde el teatro (2018), La figura del "cuerpo animal" en el teatro sociohistórico contemporáneo colombiano (2017). As an actress, she has participated in outstanding international festivals of theatre —Spain, France, United Kingdom, Brazil, Chile and Venezuela —. Moreover, she has won several awards, the most relevant: "Tucán de Oro, FIT", Cádiz, Spain 1993; "Reconocimiento de la UNESCO, FIT", Bogotá, 1994; "XXXIV Salón Nacional de Artistas", Bogotá, 1992.


We will discuss how 21st century theatre reflects contemporary wars and how it can help us to better understand the world today.

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