Juan Souki (Venezuela, 1980), is a director of contemporary theater, interested in new languages of drama, experience design, and multimedia. Founder of Imaginarios de Venezuela and Director of Festival FILA, his most recent theater project, a version of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment, premiered at Centro Cultural Chacao this year.
Souki obtained a Master’s degree in Directing from Columbia University in New York and has held internships at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His work has been shown in the Teatro Nacional de Colombia; Live Arts Festival in Philadelphia; Performance Space 122 in New York; Teatro Trasnocho; Prague Quadrennial; and Fundación CELARG, among others.
Souki has designed experiences in Venezuela and the United States for the brands Diageo, Empresas Polar, Heineken, Mondelez and others. He collaborated with César Miguel Rondón in the direction of shows like El Libro de la Salsa en Vivo and En la Vida hay Amores and is the director of comedies like Toc-Toc by Laurent Baffié; Taxi by Ray Cooney; Cónyuges by Eric Assous; and Espejos Circulares by Annie Baker in Caracas.
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