jeu et écriture
Karim has made his first professional theater experiences in social centers, in public areas, with non-theatrical writings and for people who didn’t go to theater.
From 2010 to 2019, he wrote and directed a theater group he created with young actors and actresses said to be in a situation of disability.
In the early 2000’s, he worked for 7 years with Claude Bernhardt and the Actual Free Théâtre company. He participated to the “Chocolaterie” adventure in Kremlin-Bicêtre. It was a theatrical “factory” place that worked on principles close to what we now call “third places”. Over there, he worked on contemporary writings (not all of them belonging to the theatrical field), strongly experimenting the relationships to space and spaces.
For 10 years, he was also part of the “Souffleurs Commandos Poétiques”, a poetic intervention group in favor of a slowing down of the world. They worked with different modus operandi and in different locations (public space, countryside, megalopolis, international tours…).
In 2011, he performed in “Dostoïevski Trip” by Vladimir Sorokine, in the Théâtre de Vanves (contemporary stage).
In 2014, he wrote a monologue about WW1 and stage directed himself, without any outer sight. He performed in Cahors and Paris.
In 2016, he was part of a dance-theater creation about the prostitution universe. At the same time, he started a one year training at the Blanche Salant International research Workshop in Paris, so as to become a “novice” again.
Since 2017, he is part of the company Les Papavéracées. He also works closely with Nathalie Texier and the company Les Gens d’Ici. He works with them as an actor and a co-writer, for creations in public areas, creations indoors, cultural actions with different people (unemployed people, in situation of disability, with plasticians, musicians…).
In 2022/2023, he works with Aminatou Echard as co-director of her movie (about the historical records of Nicole Echard, anthropologist in Niger). They also co-directed a play in the University of Niamey from the same historical records.