Mauricio García Lozano

IMG_4520CB (Custom)Mauricio García Lozano is a theatre director, actor, translator, sound designer and teacher, Mauricio García Lozano graduated from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in 1995. He also studied piano at Mexico’s Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (INBA).

As a theatre director Mauricio has staged more than 50 plays ranging from contemporary Mexican and foreign playwrights such as Flavio González Mello, Gerardo Mancebo del Castillo, Ximena Escalante, Harold Pinter, David Mamet, Carole Fréchette or Roland Schimmelpfennig to classic repertoire by Corneille, Shakespeare, Goethe, Sophocles or Wilde. He is the founder and artistic director of Teatro del Farfullero, a Mexico-based theatre company for which he had directed fifteen projects since 1998.

He teaches stage direction and theatre art from 1997 at the Centro Universitario de Teatro (a part of UNAM) in Mexico City; at the prestigious acting school CasAzul from 2002; at the State theatre school (ENAT) from 2012 and from 2014 at the Bellas Artes Opera Studio (EOBA). He was also a host of a TV show dedicated to opera music titled Opere Prima.

In 2002 Mauricio directed the world premiere of Jean et Béatrice by Carole Fréchette at the Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui in Montreal. Following its success he joined the teaching team at the National Theatre School of Canada. In 2006 he was invited to open Amsterdam’s World Music Theater Festival, directing Frida Kahlo, Unos Cuantos Piquetitos for his company Teatro del Farfullero in a production that subsequently toured eleven European cities.

Mauricio was awarded the José Enrique Gorlero Prize by the Mexican Association of Theatre Critics for his staging of Las Tremendas Aventuras de la Capitana Gazpacho by Gerardo Mancebo. He became a member of the Mexican artistic organization Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte in May 2005.

In 2009 he directed Mozart’s Don Giovanni – his first opera production – for the opening of the 25th Festival de México and was hailed as ”a brilliant young Mexican theater director” by the Opera Now magazine.

In November 2009 he directed a new production of Egmont (Goethe/Beethoven) co-produced by the Mexico’s National Theatre Company and the Symphony Orchestra of Jalapa; in 2010, he directed Mexico’s National Opera Company in a new production of Beethoven’s Fidelio for the re-opening of Mexico’s Palacio de Bellas Artes and in 2011 he staged The Fairy Queen for The New London Consort which opened in London at the Queen Elizabeth Hall and toured Europe extensively.

He directed Antigone by Sophocles for the Festival de Teatro Clásico de Mérida in Spain and his last directions include Salome by O. Wilde, La Petite Pièce en haut de l’Escalier by C. Fréchette, Polaroid Stories by N. Iizuke, Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It and Richard III by Shakespeare.

The staging of The Marriage of Figaro is García’s first guest appearance at the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb.