Angelo Miramonti (Ph.D.) is a professor of Community Theatre at the Institute of Fine Arts in Cali, Colombia, lecturer of Testimonial Theatre at Wolfsburg University (Germany) and Registered Drama Therapist in Italy. He is the founder of the “Arts for Reconciliation” research program, focusing on the use of arts to accompany dialogue and reconciliation among former combatants and victims of the Colombian armed conflict. He authored a number of articles on Arts for Reconciliation, book Hearing the Call, Facing the Shadow – Drama Therapy and the Hero’s Journey in the Reintegration of Child Soldiers and the manual How to Use Forum Theatre for Community Dialogue – A Facilitator’s Handbook (translated in Spanish, Italian, French and Arabic). He also coordinated rehabilitation programs for child soldiers in Uganda and Congo and carried out ethno-psychiatric research on healing and possession cults in Senegal. His book Amina. Portait d’une femme habitée par les esprits ancestraux is an account of this ongoing research.
He holds a PhD in Economics, and three Master degrees in Philosophy, Development Studies and Cultural Antropology. He trained in Theatre of the Oppressed, Theatre of Witness, Drama Therapy and Ritual Theatre.