Born in 1972 in Belgrade, Sonia Ristic grew up between the former Yugoslavia and Africa; she has lived in Paris since 1991. After her studies in literature and theater, she became an actress and assistant director. She also worked with several prominent NGOs dealing with actions surrounding the wars in the former Yugoslavia and human rights issues. With the collective Théâtre du Verre, she directed many of her own plays, as well as collective pieces. In 2004, she created her own company, Seulement pour les fous, and staged her plays Le temps qu'il fera demain (What Tomorrow Holds) and Quatorze minutes de danse (Fourteen-Minute Dance). The majority of her plays have been published, performed, or read on air, and she is the recipient of grants from the Centre National du Livre (2005, 2008 and 2014), the Minister of Culture (2006), the Centre National du Théâtre (2007), the Fondation Beaumarchais/Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques (2008), and the Région Île de France (2010 and 2011), and has won several awards for her writing. She regularly holds writing and acting seminars in France and abroad.
Photo: Laurence Leblanc - Vu Gallery