- Artistic Director
Beatriz is an accomplished director and playwright. She is also an actor with more than twenty years of experience on stage, film and television. She is the 2009 winner of the prestigious John Hirsch Prize for Direction from the Canada Council for the Arts and the recipient of numerous awards and internships including The Ken McDougall Award for Direction, The Chalmers Fellowship, The Urjo Kareda Award (Tarragon Theatre), and The Metcalf Performing Arts Internship. She has been an Associate Artistic Director for Theatre Revolve and Nightwood Theatre.
As a writer/director Beatriz has been nominated three times for Best New Play for her multi-award winning trilogy about women and war comprised of For Sale, Madre, and La Comunión. She has also created and led a number of youth programs both in Canada and Colombia. Most recently, she facilitated a theatre/photography workshop with ex-combatant children and youth victims from the armed conflict in her native Colombia.
“Colombian-born Beatriz Pizano is one of Canada’s important Latin-Canadian writer/directors.” — Paula Citron, Classical 96.5 FM