Born in 1986, Guillaume Poix is a writer and stage director. In 2014, he published a first play, Straight, at the Éditions Théâtrales. The play is selected at the Regards croisés Festival and was awarded the Aide à la creation by the CNT and the 2014 Journées de Lyon des auteurs de théâtre prize. Straight also received the Prix Godot des Lycéens and the Prix Sony Labou Tansi des Lycéens in 2016.
He also wrote Wave (commissioned by the French Institute in Cotounou where the play was produced in 2015), Waste (“Coup de cœur” of the Apostrophe – Scène nationale de Cergy-Pontoise’s reading committee and created by Johanny Bert at the Poche/GVE en 2016), Et le ciel est par terre (awarded the CNT’s Aide à la création, selected by the Comédie-Française’s reading committee and read at the Mousson d’été in 2016, laureate of Prix des lycéens Scenic Youth for new dramatic writing at the Comédie de Béthune – Centre dramatique national des Hauts-de-France and selected by par France Culture in 2017) and Tout entière (self-directed at the Préau – Centre dramatique régional de Normandie-Vire in 2016). He was associate playwright at the Geneva theatre Poche/GVE in 2015-2016. He has worked with Christian and François Ben Aïm to write Brûlent nos coeurs insoumis, a choreography partition created in 2017 at La Garance – Scène nationale de Cavaillon. This same year, he directed WIP with Pauline Sales (four plays written by Roland Schimmelpfennig, Vincent Farasse, Pauline Peyrade and himself) at the Comédie de Saint-Étienne – Centre dramatique national.