Jaouad Essounani is a director, playwright and artistic director native of Sefrou in Morocco.
Jaouad is a founder of “DABATEATR”, of DABATEK and founding member of Cirque Chemsy for which he created and accompanied the first contemporary circus in Morocco. He is also an active member and initiator of numerous cultural actions in Morocco and around the world.
Winner of several awards and scholarships, Jaouad Essounani collaborates with several stages and institutions such as the Royal Court Theater (United Kingdom), Sundance Institute (United States of America), Al Mawred Al Thaqafy (Lebanon), the National Theater of Scotland (Scotland), the Heimathaffen (Germany), nomadic equations (Mali) and many others.
He currently lives in Morocco, France and the United States of America.