From: Mexico City, Mexico. LA Opera: El último sueño de Frida y Diego (2023, debut).
Stage director Lorena Maza has directed more than 50 plays, five operas and five musicals. She has been director of Mexico’s National Theater Company, director of Teatro Helenico and of Teatro UNAM, where she managed three venues and produced 35 plays a year. She has been an acting teacher for more than 20 years, in the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters at the National University of Mexico as well as at CUT–UNAM.
She has been recognized with 11 awards for best direction and best play of the year. With her work she has participated in six national and international festivals; has translated more than 40 dramatic texts, and was the translator for National Theater LIVE. In the private sector, she founded and directed the Ocesa theater department of Grupo CIE, producing the musical Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, with more than 650,000 spectators. She wrote, directed and co-produced Bésame Mucho, Ocesa’s first original musical with more than 500 performances and 350,000 spectators. In 2017, she opened her own production company, 19TEATRO, together with other theater professionals.