Abdou Gueye

Abdou Gueye is a Senegalese actor and director. He started in 2007 in the street theater, commonly called the popular theater in Saint-Louis of Senegal. After that, he completed several training courses with directors (Senegalese, Burkinabe, Ivorian, French, and Italian).


In 2013, he created with his peers the theater company Phoenix, of which he is the director. From 2014 to 2017, he toured with his company in about twenty cities in Italy, with the plays: Antigone by Jean Anouilh and La remontée des cendres by Tahar Ben Jelloun, directed by Massimo Luconi. In 2018, he joined the Barouf company in Paris for a professional training course: "Mettre en scène, une traversée du processus de création", directed by Laurent Leclerc.


In 2021, he is one of the laureates of the French Institute of Paris residency program at the Cité internationale des arts de Paris, to adapt for the theater the novel De purs hommes by Mouhamed Mbougar Sarr, winner of the Goncourt Prize 2021. Self-taught, he also works on improvisation. His creations and his style evolve over the years, being guided by new techniques that he continuously explores.

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