Diego Lorca and Pako Merino met in 1999 at the Jacques Lecoq International Theatre School in Paris. After studying and working in various international companies, they founded Titzina in Cerdanyola del Vallès (Barcelona) in August 2001.
These two creative artists have established the unique way of working that makes the project what it is: anthropological journalism including interviews and shared experiences.
They carry out research, getting inside other people’s lives and dealing with often little-known situations to bring outstanding human experiences to the stage. And they have become leaders in contemporary theatre in this country. Their plays have been published and their debut work has been adapted as a film.
Diego Lorca (Cerdanyola del Vallès) first came into contact with theatre at various schools in Barcelona, such as Estudis de Teatre, and then confirmed his interest in creativity at the Ecole Internacionale de Theatre Jacques Lecoq (Paris).
He is a founder of the Titzina company, where he has shaped his style as a playwright, director and performer.Read more
He is co-creator of Folie a Deux (Sueños de Psiquiátrico), Entrañas, Exitus, Distancia Siete Minutos and La Zanja.
He occasionally works on other teaching, audiovisual, writing and creative theatrical projects. He has also focused his interest on management and production, developing applications and methodologies for the cultural sector.
Pako Merino (Santander) graduated in nursing and, alongside this, had his first contact with the theatre at the Escuela del Palacio de Festivales in Santander. He later studied at the Ecole Internationale de Theatre Jacques Lecoq (Paris). He is a founder of the Titzina theatre company, where he has developed his professional career as a playwright, director, producer and performer.Read more
He is co-creator of the plays: Folie a Deux (Sueños de Psiquiátrico), Entrañas, Exitus, Distancia Siete Minutos and La Zanja. He also gives workshops on creating plays and works on audiovisual projects.
Miquel, an engineer for a mining multinational, goes to one of the company’s mines in South America. Alfredo (the local mayor) and his community await this new “discoverer”. The establishment of the mine marks the future of the village and relationships between its people. The encounter between Pizarro and Atahualpa 500 years ago will determine the destiny of the characters.
Distancia Siete Minutos(2013)
At the same time as the launch and landing of the space robot Curiosity, Félix, a young judge, is forced to leave his home, which is affected by a plague of termites, to go and stay at his old family home for a few days. The environment of the courts, where the judge works, and the way he gets on with his father bring out fundamental themes such as justice, happiness and destiny.
The lives of an undertaker, a man looking for a job, the manager of a pharmaceutical lab and a lawyer become intertwined before they are even aware of the common destiny that unites them. Four people facing death from very different points of view: a profession, a tragedy and an irreversible act of life.