Caroline Guiela Nguyen

Writer and director for both stage and screen. After starting out as a sociology student she joined TNS drama school. In 2009, she created her own theatre company, Les Hommes Approximatifs. Their work, drawing on their own life stories, gives centre stage to bodies and histories that the theatre has generally paid little attention to. Their shows include: »Se souvenir de Violetta« (2011), »Ses Mains«, »Le bal d’Emma« (2012), »Elle brûle« (2013), »Le chagrin« (2015), »Mon grand amour« (2016). Since 2015, she has also collaborated with Joël Pommerat and his company Louis Brouillard, and with Jean Ruimi creating shows at the Maison Centrale d’Arles Prison. In 2016, she wrote and devised a radio play with Alexandre Plank and Antoine Richard, »Le chagrin (Julie et Vincent)« for the radio station France Culture as part of their Radiodrama series. Guiela Nguyen created »SAIGON« (2017), which she presented at the Ambivalence(s) festival at the Comédie de Valence and at the 71st edition of the Avignon Festival. From 2017 to 2020, the show toured in about fifteen countries (France, Sweden, China, Germany, Australia, Vietnam, among others). In 2018, she started with the company Les Hommes Approximatifs the cycle FRATERNITÉ which counts three creations: a film co-produced by Les Films du Worso, »Les Engloutis«, »FRATERNITÉ, Conte fantastique«, created in 2021 at the 75th edition of the Avignon Festival and presented at FIND 2022, and »Kindheitsarchive« [Childhood – Archive] which will have its World Premiere at the Schaubühne in October 2022.


SAIGON by Caroline Guiela Nguyen and Ensemble, Guest performance during FIND 2018, Direction: Caroline Guiela Nguyen 
FRATERNITÉ, Conte fantastique by Caroline Guiela Nguyen and the entire artistic team, Guest performance during FIND 2018, Director: Caroline Guiela Nguyen
Childhood Archives by Caroline Guiela Nguyen, Director: Caroline Guiela Nguyen (2022)

In this season


by Caroline Guiela Nguyen
Translated from the French by Uli Menke
Director: Caroline Guiela Nguyen
World Premiere
Saal A