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Koffi Kwahulé

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Koffi Kwahulé was born in Abengourou, Côte d'Ivoire. He was educated at the national Institute of arts of Abidjan, then at the École Nationale Supérieure of arts and techniques of the theatre of Paris, rue Blanche, and in the new Sorbonne where he obtained a Doctorate of Theatrical Studies. He wrote This Old Black Magic which won the International Grand Prize of World Dramaturges-RFI, Fama (m.e.s. by the author at the Festival of Limoges, 1998), Jaz (m.e.s. by D. Giordano at Teatro del Fontanone of Rome, 2000), The Mask Lame (m.e.s. by S. Koly and A. Dine at Glob Théâtre of Bordeaux, 2002), Big Shoot (m.e.s. S. Amodio, Théâtre of Grütli of Geneva, 2003 AdT No 13), Bintou (m.e.s. by R. Gasquet at Northern Théâtre Ocean of Brussels; 2003 AdT No 8), P' tite-Stain (m.e.s. by E Salzmannová at DISK of Prague; 2003 prize winner of the Days of authors of Lyon), Scat (m.e.s. by Y. Bombay, at Comedie de Saint-Etienne, 2003), The Lady of The Opposite Café (m.e.s. by J. Heldenberg at Zuidpool Theater of Antwerp, 2004; Prices Sacd-rfi 1994 AdT No 10). His works, published with Editions Lansman, Actes Sud, Acoria, and Theatrical, have been translated into several languages.

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