director. puppeteer. actor.
born in Afghanistan (AF), lives in Giessen (DE)
languages on stage: Dari, German, English
Ahmad Nasir Formuli works as puppeteer, director and actor. He was born in Kabul in 1984 and studied acting at the Kabul University. Since 2006 he has been working with Azdar Theatre Company and performed in numerous theaters in national and international Theatre Festivals. Nasir was working in film and TV-productions, In 2011 he played a leading part in the TV-series “Az Man Chra Miranji“, and he played a part in the Baheeja Afghan Movie as well. In 2009 together with other members of Azdar Theatre Company and with the support of German Cultural Center and Goethe – Institute and by Idea of Prof. Wieland Jagodzinski „A German Puppeteer from Ernst Busch Academy Berlin“ they established the Parwaz Puppet Theatre Group that where he works as puppeteer and director that they performed in National and international theatre Festivals. The last play that came out was „The Shouter Mather“(2013 in cooperation with GIZ “ The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit”). In 2014 Nasir Formuli won the the prize of active and best Theatres by the Ministry of Culture and Information in Afghanistan while he was as the coordinator of the 8th Afghanistan National Theatre Festival.
In 2014 he took part of the International forum of young theatre makers at the Berliner Theatertreffen, and he came for the second time to Germany as a student in March 2015. His two big projects as an actor in Germany were KULA Nach Europa and Malalai – Die Afghanische Jungfrau von Orleans, directed by Robert Schuster in DNT – Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar. He lived in Berlin and he graduated from Academy of Dramatic Arts Center “Ernst Busch“Berlin on August 2017.
He performed in many puppet theatre projects while being a student at the „Hochschule für Schauspielkunst Ernst Busch“ such as ASCHENBRÖDEL, DER GUTE MENSCH, DIE EULE – UHU, THE PARROT AND THE MERCHANT and the last performance that he directed was his diploma project, named “Victims of War”, a movement theatre with masks and live music that was played by Afghan actors members of Azdar Theatre and a German musician and actress. Now he is living in Giessen city. He was working as a puppeteer at the Stadttheater Giessen for a project. Meanwhile he worked in the 68. Bad Hersfelder Festspiele 2018 as an actor for Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen, directed by Robert Schuster.
And he played the Fool in Robert Schusters production Die Stunde da wir nichts voneinander wussten - a cooperation by the Stadttheater Klagenfurt (AT) and the Vereinigte Bühnen Bozen (IT) with the KULA Compagnie.