Teatro Perro Muerto
Teatro Perro Muerto is a company whose work is based on workshops and experimentation. Their aim is to create a generational discussion on political theater through their plays. These are self-written and mainly based on humor, satire, contradiction and transgression, looking to generate theater that is thoughtful, innovative and entertaining. “Theater to us is a way of circulating ideas. That’s why we always investigate issues that are of interest to society. Theater should encourage reflection and discussion on what things are like at the moment”, they indicate.
Sebastian Squella is the director of Teatro Perro Muerto, co-director of the Fénix e Ilusiones company at the Colina 1 prison and a teacher at the Latin American School of Popular Theater (ELATEP). In August 2016, he won the Eugenio Guzmán award for best director with Pinochet, la obra censurada en dictadura as part of the XV Festival of Promising Directors and in 2017 he was chosen for the Theater Directing Program (PDE), organized by the Teatro a Mil Foundation and the Goethe Institute, whose aim is to promote the artistic training of young Chilean theater directors. In May 2018, he took part in the international forum at the Theatertreffen Festival in Berlin, Germany, being the only South American chosen for the program.