Sabrina Speranza Signorelli

Sabrina Speranza Signorelli


Personal profile


Since 2005, I’ve been working as an actress, director, and researcher at the intersection of theatre and politics. Currently I am directing a devised biographical theatre project with young people in prison and with young actors, all of whom are collaborating on the collective creation process.

I have also worked as a secondary school literature teacher in communities affected by social harm. For more than fifteen years, I have been a popular educator and theatre teacher with children and teenagers in contexts of social vulnerability. Such work led me to understand the necessity of a gender studies approach as well as the prevention of drug use, I subsequently earned a diploma in Drug Use Prevention and a post-baccalaureate diploma in Gender Policy. 

I have served on the board of the office of the National Drug Secretary, leading the area on community and family prevention, and I am a member of the Drugs Policy program at the Centro de Informaciones y Estudios del Uruguay, a non-governmental organization. 

Currently, I am a professor at the Multidisciplinary School of Dramatic Art, where I am responsible for the area/focus on Drama History and Analysis, the course on Theatre Practices in Prison, and the school’s Gender Commission. 



Research interests

I am interested in research and liminal practice at the intersection of (and between) theatre and politics, especially–but not only–in relation to Theatre of the Oppressed as a methodology. One of my main areas of interest relates to prisons and the achievements of theatre with people who are imprisoned. 

I am now conducting research about the oldest branch of Theatre of the Oppressed–Newspaper Theatre–and its use in the current political conjuncture. 

In addition, I am interested in feminism and how feminist movements perform their actions. 

As a result of my study and work in the drug policy field, I am also keen to continue my research about the contributions of arts to harm reduction associated with drug use. 

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Arts, The accomplishments of Theatre of the Oppressed with teenagers in prison, Universidad de la República

10 Nov 200819 Dec 2016

Award Date: 19 Dec 2016

Post-baccalaureate diploma in Gender Policy , Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO)


Bachelor of Education, Literature


External positions

Centro de Informaciones y Estudios del Uruguay

6 Aug 2020 → …

Lecturer, Escuela Multidisciplinaria de Arte Dramático

7 Feb 2017 → …


  • NX Arts in general
  • Popular and political theatre
  • Drama
  • L Education (General)
  • Adolescence
  • Arts
  • Arts in prisons
  • HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
  • Social Harm
  • Prison
  • HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
  • violence against women
  • Feminism
  • JA Political science (General)
  • Drug policy


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