Aristide Tarnagda

Aristide Tarnagda is a playwright, director and actor born in Ouagadougou in 1983, who began his theatrical career after studying sociology. He met Ivorian playwright Koffi Kwahulé during the Les Récréâtrales festival, where he presented his first play “Alors, tue-moi” in 2004. He went on to tour Africa, Europe and South America, anchoring his projects around themes of migration. In 2013, his second appearance at the Avignon Festival was marked by “Et si je les tuais tous madame”, which he wrote and directed. In 2016, Tarnagda was named artistic director of the Récréâtrales festival and Labo Elan, a space for pan-African research, writing and creation. His latest productions include “Que ta volonté soit Kin” and “Plaidoirie pour vendre le Congo” by Congolese playwright Sinzo Aanza, and “Pistes” by French-Senegalese playwright Penda Diouf. In 2021, he also staged his first adaptation of Mohamed Mbougar Sarr’s novel “Terre ceinte”.