Fabio Rubiano Orjuela
Fabio Rubiano Orjuela is a playwright, director and actor. Together with Marcela Valencia, he founded Teatro Petra in 1985. Recipient of multiple awards, he won, among others, the 2013 Colombian National Award for best director. He has written more than 20 plays, four of which won the Colombian National Playwriting Award: Gracias por haber venido (1996), Cada vez que ladran los perros (1997), La penúltima cena (1999) and El natalicio de Schumann (2009). Companies from Uruguay, China, Slovenia, Chile, Mexico, the United States, Peru, Spain and France have put on his plays and several of his scripts have been translated into French, English, Slovenian, Chinese, Turkish and Portuguese.
Compañía Teatro Petra
Teatro Petra is one of the most representative contemporary theater groups in Colombia. Their work involves research into and the dramatic writing of scripts and plays. Founded by Fabio Rubiano O. and Marcela Valencia in 1985, their pieces have won the National Playwriting Award four times, Best Play in 2011 for Sara dice and the National Award for Best Director in 2013 for El vientre de la ballena, Sara dice and Pinocho y Frankenstein le tienen miedo a Harrison Ford. They have been invited to perform their plays at more than 40 international festivals in Europe, South America, Mexico and the United States.