Javier Casagna is an actor, director and teacher who has learnt about vocal studies for actors in different seminars held by Paula Molinari and Noah Pikes. As well as teaching at different universities and institutes in Santiago, he is also one of the founding members of La Niña Horrible, a company for whom he has directed successful productions such as Sentimientos, Historias de amputación a la hora del té, En el jardín de rosas: Sangriento vía crucis del fin de los tiempos, La trágica agonía de un pájaro azul and Los tristísimos veranos de la princesa Diana.
Carla Zúñiga is an actress, director, playwright and teacher. She studied as a playwright under Juan Radrigán and took part in the Royal Court Theater in Latin America’s workshops, an initiative involving the Teatro a Mil Foundation and institutions in Argentina and Uruguay. She has put on productions of more than a dozen scripts, consolidating herself as one of the most interesting voices on the Chilean theater scene. Founder of La Niña Horrible company, Zúñiga has no qualms about using her creations to laugh at certain Chilean bad habits - such as social climbing, discrimination or appearances - in order to show the existence or breakdown of mediocrity in the current system.
La Niña Horrible
La Niña Horrible is a multidisciplinary company founded by director Javier Casanga and playwright Carla Zúñiga in 2013. With five productions under their belt, the group has created a dramatic theatrical language during their history, which falls somewhere between expressionism and the grotesque. Using humor, cruelty and irony, their approach focuses topics with gender as the basis. Among their pieces, Historias de amputación a la hora del té (2014) and Los tristísimos veranos de la princesa Diana (2017) stand out.