Patricio Orozco BEM
I have created, directed and produced more than 35 festivals (the 1st Shakespearean festival in Latin America and the 1st Beckettean festival too), built pop-up elizabethan theaters, directed plays, lead successful marketing and fundraising campaigns; I have wrote and edited books and press articles. I have worked in model and advertising agencies, theatres, foundations, governments, schools and universities, and with Argentina´s rugby team: the Pumas, the team I´m a fan of. I have created three companies, one related to marketing, communication & education, the other two related to entertainment. Currently I´m president of Fundación Romeo and Latin American Shakespeare Association.
I have translated and directed many plays: Hamlet, Richard III, Macbeth, Anthony and Cleopatra and also Cardenio, Shakespeare’s lost play, for the 1st time in Latin America. Recently I have worked with the Uruguayan symphonic orchestra creating a unique event called «Shakespeare´s women» a huge success.
As a theatre critic I have worked at FM Rock&Pop (2005-2007) and colaborated with Quid Magazine (2066-2010)
One of my biggest challenge was to build the 1st Pop-up Elizabethan theater for 1500 people called «Shakespeare Theater». It was an inmediate success. Between 2013 and 2014 more than 100 performances, workshops and concerts where attended by 100.000 people approx.
I have gave workshops and conferences at Université Sorbonne (Paris), Ecole Normale Superieure (París), Gdansk University (Polland), Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina), Federal University of Santa Catarina (Brazil), among others.
Related from Buenos Aires to UK, I’m in the beautiful London city producing and directing TV shows and videos for companies and private events.
I was honored in 2019 by Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom, with the Order of the British Empire Medal in recognition of my career full of passion and honesty.
Member of the Order of the British Empire Medal, given by Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom. (2019)
Outstanding cultural achievement: Distinguished by the Buenos Aires City Parliament. (2019)
Teatro del Mundo Award given by the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. (2007, 2015, 2018)
María Guerrero Award given by Cervantes National Theatre, Argentina. (2010)
Scholarship for young artists given by Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Argentina. (2004)
Conferences and workshops
British Art Centre Buenos Aires – 2018: «Shakespeare Seminar».
Feredal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil – 2017: Conferencia «Beckett in Argentina» Irish Theatrical Diaspora.
Jockey Club de Buenos Aires – 2016: «Shakespeare and Cervantes».
Universidad de Buenos Aires – 2016: ” Beckett in Argentina”.
Universidad Di Tella, Buenos Aires – 2015: «Shakespeare 450».
Escuela Shakespeare Argentina – 2014: «Richard III».
Université Sorbonne – Paris – 2014: «Shakespeare 450».
Festival Shakespeare Buenos Aires – 2012: Master class with Stanley Gontarski y Penny Cherns.
Festival Beckett Buenos Aires – 2011: Workshop for directors.
Gdansk University – Gdansk, Poland – 2010: «Beckett in Latin America».
Ecole Normale Superieure – París, Francia – 2010:
University of Buenos Aires | Shakespeare Institute, Stratford Upon Avon.
- Business Administration.
- Advertising & Communication.
- Shakespeare´s studies | Theatre Direction | Playwriting | Acting.
Festival Shakespeare Buenos Aires www.festivalshakespeare.com.ar
Festival Shakespeare en la Escuela www.shakespeareenlaescuela.com.ar
Teatro Shakespeare www.teatroshakespeare.com
Festival Beckett Buenos Aires www.festivalbeckett.com.ar
Festival del Humor de Buenos Aires www.humorba.com.ar – World record of 24h uninterrupted outdoor stand up shows in Buenos Aires (2014).
Fundación Romeo www.fundaciónromeo.org