Marysela Zamora

Social Entrepreneur

Award winning leader, artistic director, filmmaker, creative social innovator and entrepreneur and gender advocate working with women leaders since 2016 in promoting their leadership in Costa Rica, Latin America and Kenya, Africa. Most currently Marysela is working as Artistic and General Director of the Costa Rica Theatre Company of the Ministry of Culture in Costa Rica.   She is a changemaker committed to create better realities by working next to  communities using storytelling as main tool. 

Marysela Zamora is a film and performing arts producer based in Costa Rica. Marysela is an award winning leader (Social Leader Latinamerica by the Global School of Social Leaders (Vienna) and SDG and Her by Wold Bank, UNDP and UNWOMEN). She is the founder of Fabrica de Historias (artistic and creative production company) and Nosotras Women Connecting (gender equality initiative). She has been in charge of projects like The Odd Couple (2019), Broadway Cabaret Night (2017, 2018 & 2019), Chicago, the musical (2017 & 2018), West Side Story (2015), Films for Transparency Film Festival (2018). Marysela is a social activist and has worked in Presidential House as a consultant for the Solis Rivera administration (2014-2018).

Marysela has been working with UNICEF Costa Rica for 5 years creating initiavies for children and teenagers. Also, she has directed and produced  films and comunication strategies to promote childrens rights for Costa Rican and international audiences.

She wrote and directed the short film “Any Other Day”, screened in diverse film festivals including Guanajuato Film Festival, it was awarded in Short Film in Lúdico Film Festival (CR) and Cine Frame Film Festival, Calcuta (INDIA). Marysela was the producer of marketing and public relations of feature film Red Princesses (2015), working next to Hollywood film publicist Joshua Jason. Zamora is a creative social innovator working on creating artistic and film projects aiming culture change, such us short documentary film “Tarcoles” directed by  Sami Sneider, premiered in the Awareness Film Festival, Los Angeles.

Zamora holds a degree in Communication Science from the University of Costa Rica. In 2014, she completed the Community Solutions Program along with George Mason University, this program chooses leaders from around the world for a intensive professional program from the State Department. In 2017, Marysela was part of the prestigious  Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative y recently she got into the accelerator program for business women of Central America, WE Americas.