Tuğsal Moğul, German-Turkish actor, director, anaesthesiologist and paramedic, studied medicine at the universities in Hanover, Vienna and Lübeck for nine years, while studying acting at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media. He worked as a doctor in psychiatry, surgery and anaesthesiology in Schöneberg and as an actor at various venues including the Maxim Gorki Theatre. His debut production Halbstarke Halbgötter (Rowdy Demigods) focuses on the doctors’ perspective, SOMNIA on the perspective of patients in intensive care and Die Angehörigen (The Relatives) on that of the caregivers. This trilogy of plays was produced in collaboration with Theater Operation, the ensemble he founded in 2008. The research project Auch Deutsche unter den Opfern/NSU – Morde (Germans Were Also Among the Victims/NSU – Murders, 2015) won the Monica Bleibtreu Preis for best contemporary drama. In 2017/18 & 2019 he lived and worked as a fellowship recipient at the Kulturakademie Tarabya/Istanbul for several months.