José Ramón Hernández Suárez
José Ramón Hernández Suárez is a director, actor, cultural consultant, teacher and performing arts researcher. He founded the Osikán Platform for Experimental Theater and is general coordinator for the Zona 0 Theatrical Experimentation Workshop. He has a large repertoire that includes putting on both world-renowned and Cuban plays, with pieces by Nara Manzur, Rogelio Orizondo, Michel Azama, Jean Anouil and Jeac Luc Lagarce particularly standing out. He has collaborated with national and international creators and projects, including Juan Domínguez, Vivi Tellas, Jean-Fréderic Chevallier and Aristeo Mora. He runs a theatrical studio for Afro Cuban-inspired performances and theatrical experimentation in dance. His play has been performed in Cuba, the Dominican Republic , New York, Germany and Mexico.
Osikán Plataforma Escénica Experimental
Osikán Plataform for Experimental Theater is a center for research and creation where artists and specialists look into crucial issues from contemporary Cuban society and explore opportunities for actors in contemporary theater to work on and intervene in social processes using the appropriate strategies. A pressing need to initiate a closer dialogue with the audience has led them to create intimate sets that connect professional actors and amateurs (life experts, according to sociological research), musicians, visual artists and the media.