Mariana is a Colombian theatre maker. She wears different hats depending on the project, a lot of the times she wears the director’s hat, sometimes the actor and facilitator’s hat, and at times the one of translator. She trained in Bogotá, Colombia and then completed an MA in Performance Research at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London. She is interested in collaborative work, in exploring horizontal and non-hierarchical relations in the rehearsal space and exploring multilingualism. She is co-director of the company MarianaMalena Theatre, a channel to amplify female and Latinx stories in the UK. As director and assistant director her credits include:
Playing Latinx (OffCom Award), Chiladian Rhapsody (Oxford Playhouse), A Fight Against… (Royal Court Theatre), Friday Night Love Poem (Ed Fringe), Bingo Hall (Global Voices), Sanguine Night (RADA Festival), Thebes Land (Arcola Theatre). Her work has been supported by: CASA Festival, Theatre Deli, Popelei and Blue Elephant Theatre.

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