Patricio Orozco BEM
Throughout my career I have created bridges between communities, institutions, governments and artists.
I have produced more than 35 festivals in LATAM and several dozen art exhibitions, concerts, screenings and workshops. I produced events in all sorts of venues: Cathedrals, public squares, historical monuments, old factories, theatres, football stadiums, cultural centres, libraries, among others.
Being president of the Fundación Romeo allowed me to create art education programs in shanty towns for children and the elderly. These are unique spaces for creativity, exchange of ideas and communication between different generations and communities.
Throughout all these years, I have led teams with professionals and volunteers, creating an environment with respect for others, dedication to work and the inclusion of minorities.
This is a summary of my career:
I translated and directed more than 20 plays. Some of them: Hamlet, Richard III, Macbeth, Anthony and Cleopatra and also Cardenio, Shakespeare’s lost play, for the 1st time in Latin America. You can take a look at these plays clicking here.
In 2019 I wrote and directed a unique show with the Uruguayan symphonic orchestra called «Shakespeare´s women».
My last production of Hamlet in Argentina stood out as the show that had the most consecutive sold-out shows in 2018.in a year
I founded Próspero Producciones in 2011, and created, directed and produced more than 35 festivals. Around 600.000 people attended them. Some of these festivals were: Festival Shakespeare Buenos Aires, Festival Beckett Buenos Aires., Festival del Humor de Buenos Aires, Festival Shakespeare Uruguay, Festival Shakespeare en la Escuela.
The Festival Shakespeare Buenos Aires is the first and only festival of it’s kind in Latin America.
I built the 1st Pop-up Elizabethan theatre for 1500 people called «Shakespeare Theatre». Between 2013 and 2014 more than 100 performances attended by 100.000 people approx. Link to Teatro Shakespeare.
As a painter, In 2004, I won an scholarship given by the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Argentina. Through the following years I had the chance to exhibit my work at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Anexo Alsina), at the North American Institute of Culture in Buenos Aires and at Carlos Regazzoni’s art gallery in Paris, France.
Marketing and communication:
In 1996 I founded «Comunicación Global» marketing and communication consultants. For more than 20 years we have been working for hundreds of educational and sports institutions from Argentina, Uruguay and Spain.
I worked with Argentina’s national Rugby Team «Los Pumas» at the Argentinian Rugby Union as an external collaborator on test matches and the Rugby Championship between 2012-14. I produced entertainment at the half time shows and the VIP hospitalities in the test matches against England, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Stade Francaise Paris.
Between 2016-2019 I was senior consultant on production at the Sistema Federal de Medios y Contenidos Públicos in Argentina. Assist the head of the cabinet of ministers in everything inherent in cultural matters.
Writing – Journalism:
As a theatre critic I worked at FM 95.5 Rock&Pop (2005-2007) and collaborated with «Quid Magazine» (2006-2010) in Argentina.
I wrote Samuel Beckett´s first biography in Spanish language, published by the National Theatre Institute in Argentina.
I translated and published into Spanish «Manga Shakespeare», comic edited by Self Made Hero, United Kingdom.
I have written articles for newspapers such as La Nacion, Clarin, Pagina 12 and Diario Perfil.
In 2018 I created EDUGOO, an online learning education project that gives, for free, lessons in Math, Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Natural Science for students in primary and secondary schools in Latin America.
Since 2010 I have given workshops and conferences at Université Sorbonne & Ecole Normale Superieure (París), Gdansk University (Poland), Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina), Federal University of Santa Catarina (Brazil), among others.
As the founder and honorary president of Fundacion Romeo, I lead successful marketing and fundraising campaigns involving British Embassies in Argentina, Uruguay and Chile. We gave scholarships and created educational programs in shantytowns. Every year we give the Premio Shakespeare to a major artist or scholar. Judi Dench, Harold Bloom, Peter Brook, Kenneth Branagh, received the award, among others.You can check our website by clicking here and our YouTube Channel by clicking here.
Awards & nominations
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)
TV Show and Podcast «Norma en la Nube» Nominated to the Martín Fierro Award. (2021)
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