Caroline Guiela Nguyen

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Biography

Caroline Guiela Nguyen is an author, film and theatre director. After studying sociology and training at the École de Théâtre de Strasbourg, she founded the company Les Hommes Approximatifs in 2009. Consisting of professional actors and amateurs, the group develops stories after intensive research with a focus on characters to whom the theatre otherwise pays little attention. Convinced of the power of fiction, Guiela Nguyen seeks inspiration for her texts in places that can capture the problems and difficulties of our time and is in close contact with the people she calls "experts on our realities". Guiela Nguyen has been showing her plays throughout France since 2013, and in 2017 she presented her play SAIGON at the Festival d'Avignon, which has since then toured worldwide. Four years later, she premiered FRATERNITÉ, Conte fantastique in Avignon, then worked at the Schaubühne in Berlin, among others, and has been the director of the Théâtre National de Strasbourg and its theatre school since September 2023. She sees the TNS as a lively and inviting place where the relationship between artistic works and the city's inhabitants is constantly scrutinised and reflected upon.

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