Beatriz Pizano is a playwright, director, actor, dramaturge, and the founder and artistic director of Aluna Theatre, a company that creates daring, experimental, and political theatre from a TransAmerican perspective. Beatriz has received numerous awards and nominations for her plays and was the first Latinx woman to be recognized with a Dora Mavor Moore Award and a Toronto Theatre Critics’ Award for her acting in Blood Wedding. She is the author of numerous award-winning plays including a trilogy about women and war that includes For Sale, Madre, and La Comunion. She has also written a play for young audiences, La Maleta, that has been produced by Roseneath Theatre several times and has toured the USA and Ontario.
Beatriz’s writing challenges Eurocentric approaches to theatre creation. She is a fierce activist who creates spaces and opportunities for racialized artists and playwrights and was recognized in 2019 as one of TD’s Most Influential Hispanics in Canada. She was the senior playwright at Banff’s Playwrights Lab in 2019. She lives in Toronto.