Sebastián Squella Chavez
Director, actor – Santiago, Chile
Participant International Forum 2018
Sebastián Squella is an actor, theatre teacher and director with the theatre company Perro Muerto from Santiago de Chile. Since 2010 he has worked as a director on the prison theatre project “Fénix e Ilusiones” and also teaches at the theatre academy ELATEP – Escuela Latinoamericana de Teatro Popular. He graduated in Theatre and Acting from ARCIS University in 2012 and since then has been primarily concerned with examining the political dimensions of theatre, in which current social phenomena are understood as central pillars of the theatre. His aim is to create a type of theatre that raises more questions than it answers. For his play “Pinochet – La obra censurada en dictadura”, that premiered in 2015 and dealt with Chile’s military past, Sebastián Squella won numerous awards. His second play “Representar” examines the worldwide crisis of democracy.