Jaime Zúñiga


Originally from Nicaragua, Jaime Zúñiga burst onto the Asian theatre scene in 2011 with his colorful presentation of “The Importance of Being Earnest” in Ho Chi Minh City, where he co-founded Dragonfly Theatre Co. with American filmmaker Aaron Toronto. He won the hearts of children and adults alike with his modern and explosive reinterpretation of “The Little Prince” in 2012, with Vietnam News describing it “an eye-catching and magical experience” and Saigon Times raving, “It was impossible not to like The Little Prince”.

He relocated to Thailand in 2013 and co-founded Peel the Limelight with Director Peter O’Neill. In May 2014, he appeared as Horst in their premiere production of “Bent” by Martin Sherman and last February in the role of Dougie in “Gruesome Playground Injuries” by Rajiv Joseph. Most recently, he produced "The True History of the Tragic Life and Triumphant Death of Julia Pastrana, the Ugliest Woman in the World", winning several awards at the Bangkok Theatre Festival 2015.  

He is also pursuing a Master’s degree in Taiwan where he directed the Taipei premiere of “Venus in fur” by David Ives last May, with the Taipei Times describing it “a cross-cultural hit”.