Catarina Sant’anna is a full professor of the Department of Theater Fundamentals, School of Theater at the Federal University of Bahia – UFBA. She holds a Bachelor degree in Portuguese-French Linguistics and Literature from the Fluminense Federal University (1975), Specialization in French Language Translation, from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro-UFRJ (1980), an MA in Brazilian Literature from the Fluminense Federal University (1981) and a PhD in Linguistics and Literature (Literary Theory and Comparative Literature) from the University of São Paulo (1989). In addition, she carried out postdoctoral studies in Arts and Communication from ECA-USP/University of São Paulo (1989-1991) and in Theater Studies/Dramaturgy, University of Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3 (2010-2011). She has taught and researched at the Université de Lyon II-France (2004, 2005 and 2006). Researching at PPGAC Graduate Program in Performing Arts, she focuses on the following topics: Dramaturgy tradition and contemporaneity, metalanguage, artistic and cultural imagination, political theater, theater, myth and theories of the imaginary. She leads the research group ARTCRI – Grupo de Pesquisas em Artes Cênicas, Imagem e Imaginário (Performing Arts, Imaging and Imaginary), since 2002 –the former Grupo Interdisciplinar de Pesquisa Gaston Bachelard– ciência e arte GIPGAB (Gaston Bachelard Interdisciplinary Research Group- science and art).