Infante Concept & Staging

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Manuela Infante Güell is a Chilean theater director, playwright, scriptwriter and musician. She is well known for offering scenic articulations of contemporary theoretical issues, creating work that stands somewhere between music, theatre and literature. Her plays have been translated into English, German, Italian and Portuguese. Her work has toured important theaters and festivals in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. She has produced work with Festival de Modena (Italy), FIBA (Buenos Aires), KVS (Belgium), La Rose De Vents (France), TheaterWorks (Singapore), Schauspielhaus Bochum (Germany), Kyoto Experiment (Japan), Teatre Nacional de Cataluña (Spain), amongst others. She is currently working at Theater Basel (Switzerland), Volkstheater Vienna (Austria), Schauspielhaus Hannover (Germany), KVS (Brussels) and NNT (Holland). In 2015, she was the first woman to be appointed director of The National Festival for Playwriting in Chile. In 2019 she was the first Chilean theatre maker to be invited to the Venice Biennale 2019 with her plays ‹Estado Vegetal› and ‹Realismo›. That same year she won the Stückemarkt First Prize at 2019 Theatertreffen Festival in Berlin. As a musician she has composed, written and produced two albums with her band ‹Bahía Inútil›: ‹Stand Scared› (2011) and ‹Bahía Inútil› (2015). As a script writer she has worked with renowned Chilean film directors such as Cristián Jiménez, Alicia Scherson, Francisca Alegria, Marialy Rivas and Sebastian Lelio.