Ruud Gielens

Ruud Gielens, born in 1977 in Belgium, studied directing in Brussels. After graduation, he directed, designed stage sets and video elements, and even performed as an actor – for multiple venues including the Schaubühne in Berlin and German National Theatre in Weimar. Starting in 2005 Gielens served as part of the artistic direction team of the Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg in Brussels. He has been living in Cairo for the past three years.