Anamarta de Pizarro

Anamarta de Pizarro, director of the Iberoamerican Theatre Festival of Bogota (FITB), Colombia, began her career working for the Education Secretary of Bogota in the Pedagogical Institute, developing and implementing new educational techniques for the city’s teachers. After a research project in ceramics, basketry and textiles she co-authored and published two books on the subjects. Between 1984 and 1986 she was responsible for cultural work in displacement areas under the National Rehabilitation Plan sponsored by the Presidency of Colombia. For a year she was the director of the Jorge Eliecer Gaitan Theater, and for three years she managed the cultural department of the NGO Viva La Ciudadania, which was created following the opening of the Asamblea Nacional Constituyente. In 1993 Pizarro began working with Fanny Mikey in the Festival Iberoamericano de Teatro de Bogota (FITB) and in the Teatro Nacional, as director of public and international relations. In 2010 she became the director of the Festival after being responsible for the XII and XIII versions of the FITB and for the Bicentennial Commemoration in 2010. She also managed the closing ceremony of the Sub 20 Fifa World Cup in Bogota in 2011.