Director, author / playwright
Orizondo is one of Cuba’s most daring contemporary playwrights. A graduate from Cuba’s University of the Arts, he also studied at the famous International School of Film and TV (San Antonio de los Baños) at their Advanced Screenwriter’s Workshop. He has participated in various international collaborations through Havana’s Week of German Theater and projects sponsored by the Embassy of Norway as well as in many formal and informal exchanges with young Latin American and European directors. In 2011, he won a fellowship from the Goethe Institute, the Maxim Gorki Theater, and the Schauspiel award (Stuttgart). As a result, his plays have been translated to German and French, have been read in Germany and New York, and have been presented in Germany, France, Argentina, Uruguay, and the United States. His writings have premiered in Cuba in the hands of directors such as Carlos Díaz and Juan Carlos Cremata. As a director, he has staged his own Porque los no nacidos también son personas (Because the unborn are people too, based on The Name by Jon Fosse) which was performed at the Bergen International Festival in 2012, and Perros que jamás ladraron (Dogs that never barked) which received the 2012 Aire Frío award for best art direction.
Author: Yael Prizant; Lillian Manzor (2009, 2016, 2017)