Manuela Oyarzún is a director, playwright, teacher and theater and film actress. She founded El Hijo company, putting on the plays La mujer gallina and Sala de urgencias to great success. She has acted in plays by important directors, such as Andrés Pérez, Ramón Griffero, Fernando González and Rodrigo Pérez. Her play Tracy Ridícula was selected for the 2005 Playwriting Exhibition. She wrote, directed and acted in Cabeza de ovni (2007), a story about the solitude and abandonment of the elderly starring Bélgica Castro and Alejandro Sieveking, as well as Surubai (2010). In 2009, she acted in and directed La vagina de Laura Ingalls by Alejandro Moreno with Claudia Celedón.
Nina Raine is an English theater director and playwright, daughter of poet Craig Raine and great-niece of the Russian novelist Boris Pasternak. Her first play Rabbit (2006) was a critical success and won her the Evening Standard and Critics’ Circle awards for most promising playwright. Tribes, premiered at the Royal Court Theater in London in 2010, proved to be a milestone in recent English theater and was well-received in the United Kingdom and the United States. She won the New York Critics’ Circle Award for best play for this piece and has written other plays such as The Drunks (2009) and Tiger Country (2011).