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Juan Carlos Zagal (director and writer) trained as an actor at the Catholic University of Chile’s Theater School, graduating in 1987. He co-founded the La Troppa theater company with Laura Pizarro and Jaime Lorca that same year. Together they wrote, directed, produced, and performed in El Santo Patrono, Salmón-Vudú, Rap del Quijote, Pinocchio, Lobo, Viaje al Centro de la Tierra, Gemelos, and Jesús Betz. Performing their plays worldwide, they have appeared at the most important festivals, such as Avignon, France, and at mainstream venues, such as Lincoln Center, New York. In 2005, Zagal co-founded a new company, TEATROCINEMA, and has participated in the creation of Sin Sangre (No Blood, 2007), El hombre que daba de beber a las mariposas (The Man Who Fed Butterflies, 2010), Historia de amor (Love Story, 2013), and La contadora de películas (The Movie Teller, 2015) as director, co-writer, composer, and performer.