Frédéric Sonntag

(Nancy, França, 1978)

Frédéric Sonntag is an author and director. In 2001, upon emerging from the Conservatoire National Supérieur d’Art Dramatique in Paris he founded the company AsaNIsiMAsa and worked on the creation of his own texts: Disparu(e)(s), Intrusion, Des heures entières avant l’exil, Nous étions jeunes alors, Toby ou le saut du chien, Incantations, Dans la zone intérieure, Sous contrôle, The Shaggs, George Kaplan, Benjamin Walter and B. Traven. His plays have been published in the Tapuscrit collection of the Théâtre Ouvert, by Avant-Scène Théâtre and by Éditions Théâtrales. He was awarded a grant by the Centre National du Livre, an award from the Beaumarchais foundation and on several occasions he has been awarded a creation grant by the Centre National du Théâtre. Since 2009, he has participated in various international events: the Obrador d’estiu at the Sala Beckett (Barcelona), the 10th European Contemporary Dramaturgy Festival (Santiago de Chile), Dramaturgias Cruzadas (Buenos Aires), Corps de Texte Europe (Bulgaria and Belgium), Encontros de Novas Dramaturgias Contemporaneas (Lisbon), Festival Primeurs (Saarbrücken), Festival For Ny Europaeisk Dramatik (Copenhagen) and Escriure i dirigir (Finland). Between 2009-2010 he was resident author at the Panta-Théâtre in Caen, for which he wrote Soudaine timidité des crépuscules (taken to the stage in 2011). In February 2011, in Sophia, his play Sous contrôle was performed and in March 2011, Intrusión in Santiago de Chile. His works have been translated into German, Spanish (Chile, Argentina), Bulgarian, Catalan, Portuguese, Czech, Finnish and Danish.