Markus Zohner, born and raised in Munich, is an actor, director and theatre teacher. He is the founder and artistic director of the Markus Zohner Theatre Compagnie, which has been touring the world since 1987. His award-winning theatrical, opera and epic productions are presented in international theatres and festivals. He has lived for 20 years in Lugano, where his theatre group is also based. Zohner has developed his own “theatrical creation technique”, which takes the actor as the backbone of the theatre and thus allows the development and staging of plays at this focal point of theatrical creation. With his company he gives life to international theatre projects, with a main focus, in addition to theatrical performances around the world, on an intense cultural exchange and on the further training of young theatre professionals.