Patricio Orozco BEM


Patricio Orozco is a versatile theatre and film maker, graduated from the Pan American School of Art in Argentina. He’s led more than 25 Shakespeare Festivals across Latin America, reflecting his unwavering dedication to the arts. In Buenos Aires, he founded the Shakespeare Theatre, a Pop-Elizabethan venue that attracted over 150,000 attendees in its debut season. As the artistic director of the Samuel Beckett Festival Buenos Aires for a remarkable decade, he solidified his influence in the theatrical world. 

With over 20 directed plays in Latin America, he’s consistently earned acclaim and numerous awards for his artistic excellence. His skillful translations and directorial expertise have brought Shakespearean classics like Hamlet, Richard III, Macbeth, and Antony and Cleopatra to life on Latin American stages. 

Patricio’s contributions extend to theatre criticism and literature. He wrote Samuel Beckett’s first Spanish-language biography, published by Argentina’s National Theatre Institute. His insights graced national newspapers across Latin America, while his role as a theatre critic on FM Rock&Pop, Argentina’s most prominent radio station at the time, further showcased his influence. 

Since 2006, he’s shared knowledge through workshops and conferences at esteemed institutions such as Université Sorbonne & Ecole Normale Supérieure, Gdansk University, Universidad de Buenos Aires, among others.

As a filmmaker, Patricio directed captivating documentaries, including “Harold Bloom: The Last Interview.” His filmmaking prowess shines through in his ability to convey compelling narratives on screen. In 2019, Patricio founded Yorick Entertainment in London, a pivotal step in his cinematic journey. The company has driven successful TV shows, notably the series “From The West End,” broadcast by AMC America and showcased as in-flight content on numerous airlines worldwide, reaching an impressive viewership of 170 million people. 

Patricio Orozco is one of just three Argentinians to receive recognition from Queen Elizabeth II of England, sharing this prestigious distinction with luminaries such as writer Jorge Luis Borges and conductor Daniel Barenboim.




  • Member of the Order of the British Empire Medal, given by Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom. (2019)
  • Outstanding cultural achievement: Distinguished by the Buenos Aires City Parliament. (2019)
  • 3 times winner of the Teatro del Mundo Award given by the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. (2007, 2015, 2018)
  • Winner of the María Guerrero Award given by Cervantes National Theatre, Argentina. (2010)
  • Scholarship for artists given by Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de Argentina (Argentina’s National Gallery). (2004)


  • In 2021 Yorick´s TV Show and podcast series “Norma en la nube” was nominated to the Martín Fierro Award, a prestigious Latin American award.