Hiram Marina, director and producer of theater, premiered his first play, Señor de la Tierra thirteen years ago in his home state of Chiapas, Mexico. With a degree in civil engineering from the University of Nuevo Leon in Monterrey, Mexico, his beginnings in the realm of theater started with a visit to the archaeological site of Bonampak, when he saw the brilliantly painted Maya murals. His desire to recreate their stories and educate the public with their history eventually led to his extensive and international success with his most well-known play, Palenque Rojo.
It remained on tour for six years, with over one thousand representations in mexican cities such as; San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Mexico City, Monterrey, Acapulco, Monclova, Piedras Negras, Cuatro Cienegas, Xalapa, Tehuacan, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, and Palenque. It has also been performed in countries such as; Guatemala, Belize and the United States in North Carolina and Florida.
Palenque Rojo was only the starting point for Marina who has been the director and producer of many other productions, including the 2012 G20 Congress for the twenty most influential presidents of the world. His creative talent reaches into the dramaturgical world as well, writing and co-writing plays he has produced and directed, such as; Corazón de Jade, Tzakbu: Queen of the Maya, and The Temptation ( La Tentación).
These plays have been brought to life across the U.S. and Mexico as well, with performances of Guardians of the Mist recently featured at the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawaii. His vision of using theater to educate children and adults about history and preserving the environment has been at the heart of Marina's productions, finding ways to get people interested in the world around them through his memorable creations.
He is currently working on new projects and will be happy to announce them very soon. He currently resides in the U.S. and is excited to establish his productions and work with other passionate artists in the area.