Martín Erazo is a theater director, actor and singer. He is also director of the La Patogallina company and lead singer with the bands La Patogallina Saunmachin and Patricio Cobarde. He was nominated for an Altazor Award for the play El húsar de la muerte, which has toured Europe, Latin America and India. He directed the documentary Guerrero invisible, which was presented at the Guadalajara International Film Festival. He is co-founder and co-director of the Teatro del Sonido street theater company and co-director of the Chilean street theater festival, FITKA. He has taken part in festivals in France, Spain, Switzerland, Holland, India, Brazil, Ecuador, Argentina, Colombia and the Dominican Republic.
La Patogallina is a theater group founded in 1996 by Rodrigo Rojas, Eduardo Moya, Sergio Pineda and Martin Erazo that, by premiering the play El húsar de la muerte (2000), brought a new and original way of doing theater to the Chilean stage. By taking elements from street, popular and physical theater and adding live music and sets strongly influenced by film, La Patogallina has tackled issues linked to Chile’s history and has made inroads into the use of non-conventional spaces for their productions, which are full of poetic images. Some of their plays include Los caminos de don florido (2008), Frikchou (2008), Extranjero, el último Hain (2011) and Paloma Ausente (2017).