Wajdi Mouawad spent his childhood in Lebanon, his youth in Canada and today lives in France. A graduate of the National School of Drama in 1991, he pursued adaptations and stagings of contemporary plays, classics, and his own texts. He has served as artistic director of the Quat'Sous Theatre in Montreal from 2000 to 2004 then of the French Theatre in the National Arts Centre in Ottawa until 2012. With his companies, Abe Carre Ce Carre in Québec and Au Carré de l'Hypotenuse in France, Wajdi Mouawad was associate artist of the Avignon Festival in 2009, for which he created Le Sang des Promesses, composed of Littoral, Incendies Forêts and Ciels. Mouawad has dedicated these past years to appropriating the seven tragedies of Sophocles including his solo Inflammation du verbe vivre, as well as a new theatre cycle titled Domestique, followed on from Seuls, that he still performs. In 2016, he set up L’Enlèvement au sérail from Mozart for the Opera de Lyon. Appointed at the head of La Colline – National Theatre in April 2016, he created there his two latest plays: Tous des Oiseaux and Notre innocence. As author, he also signed Anima in 2012, his second novel many times rewarded.
Constantin Chiriac :
"One of the most original and most provocative artists in the world, actor, director, playwright, film and theatre manager in Canada and France, Wajdi Mouawad receives a star on the Sibiu Walk of Fame for his unique, intense and committed art!"