Carolina Ortega is a Venezuelan director, dramaturg and performer. She studied Theatre direction and dramaturgy ‘MA Text & Performance’ at RADA (London) and Literature and Creative Writing (Drama) at University of London. She trained in Physical Theatre at LISPA and City Lit, as well as with John Mowat Lee Delong, Lorna Marshall and Philippe Gaulier. She trained in experimental performance at SMASH (Berlin) and studied Documentary and Biographic Theatre Direction and Dramaturgy at Universität der Künste Berlin.
Directing credits include, ‘I Gave Him an Orchid’ (Jury Price 100Grad Berlin 2014, Edinburgh Fringe 2015), ‘What The Circus’(Roundhouse London and Garage Norwich 2017) Created and directed’Freedom Hurts’ (Sophiensaele 100Grad Berlin 2015) and‘No Way Out‘ (Camden People’s Theatre London, Ballhaus Ost Berlin 2018, Commona Festival Alytus 2019). Other directing credits include John Hinton (directing Ensonglopedia of British History) in 2019; ‘What Silence Has To Say’ by Blauhauch (2018) and ‘(R)Evolving Path’ with Alex Carrillo (2018).
She worked as programmer of CASA Latin American Theatre Festival between 2009-12 and Creative Producer at the Bush Theatre in 2012 (London). She was co-artistic director of FLIGHT OF THE ESCALESbetween 2013-2018.
She’s currently developing a new piece, ‘1989’ about the Venezuelan crisis with Performance Artist and documentary theatre maker Lalo Gomes and their duo ‘Gegen Butterflies’. As a Performance Art practitioner and outside eye, she collaborated with Laura Jones (AKA Babypunk) for Sophienseale and NgBK Berlin, and Ethan Folk & Ty Wardwell (USA/ DE) for ETB/IPAC Berlin (2018).
As a dramaturg, she’s worked with Nassim Soleimanpour (IR/DE) (‘Nassim’/ Bush Theatre & Ed Fringe Festival 2017 & Nassim Soleimanpour/ Jesper Pedersen (DK) ‘Cook’ CPH Festival 2017. She has worked as a dance dramaturg with Alex Carrillo at Dock 11 Berlin and with Enrico D. Wey (USA/TW) at UdK and Dansepace NYC (USA). Other dramaturg credits include Tangram Theatre (‘Fuente Ovejuna’, London 2011), John Hinton (‘Earth Calling’ and ‘Grolid Sound’, 2009), Scandimaniacs (SE) (‘Lowbottomy’, Blue Elephant 2013), Idreman (Amsterdam Fringe, 2011).
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More information on: http://www.carolinaortega.eu/
No Way Out website: https://nowayoutplay.com/