Mariana Sagasti
Mariana Sagasti

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Mariana Sagasti

Argentinian actress, playwright, screenwriter, producer and theatre-director based in Punta del Este, Uruguay, involved with stage, film, audio-visuals, radio and television.

During 1990-1999 Mariana directed several fairy tale musicals at the prestigious Teatro General San Martin and Teatro Presidente Alvear, amongst others, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she won several awards. In 1999 she moved to Uruguay, being asked by her family to reorganise and run her family’s theatre, Teatro de la Galeria Sagasti, in Punta del Este, Uruguay. She has worked as an executive producer and actress for the TV series "Garzon", and as a writer, actress and producer for the TV series "Esteños". In 2016 she created and led as CEO the First Shakespeare Festival of Punta del Este in Uruguay and was the executive producer of the TV series "The Frenchman" (El frances).

Besides writing, acting, directing and producing, Mariana also ran a studio for the arts – art, theatre, dance, yoga, sports, music and rest to nourish the health, happiness and wellbeing of each individual – for 16 years, from 2000 till late December 2016.

Mariana has visited the UK many times and taken part in many Wisdom of Shakespeare events, including at the Globe Theatre in London, where she also worked in the Globe's Education Department with acting students from Uruguay.