Germán Jaramillo, co-founded the most important repertory theater company in Colombia, the Teatro Libre, and its School of Acting, where he worked as a permanent actor, director and producer for almost 30 years. Several of his roles earned him recognition as best theater actor of the year in Colombia. In 2000 he starred in the internationally acclaimed film “La Virgen de los Sicarios” (“Our Lady of the Assassins”), directed by Barbet Schroeder and was awarded the Gold Medal in the Venice Film Festival (2000), where he was nominated for Best Actor. He also starred in other films and TV productions in Colombia and abroad, most recently in Mexico. In August 2001 he founded ID Studio Theater in NYC, with Ramiro Sandoval and others artists, where as Artistic Director he directed and produced 15 plays over the course of ten years. Among these, the “Juan Rulfo Trilogy” was awarded the prize for “Best Play” in the II Hispanic Theater Festival sponsored by the Dominican Cultural Commission in 2011. Jaramillo received the prize of “Best Director” for the Trilogy there as well as from ATI (the Association of Independent Theaters). In April 2012, JARAMILLO’s New-York based company ID STUDIO THEATER was honored to be asked to present two works of Latin American origin in the XIII Festival Iberoamericano de Teatro de Bogotá, Colombia.