Photo: Shirana Shahbazi
Dagny Gioulami was born in Bern in 1970 to a Swiss father and a Greek mother. (Dagny is a Swedish forename – one of her grandmothers was from Sweden – and Gioulami is a Greek surname. Sometimes she is also mentioned as Dagny Areti Rushton). She studied drama at the Zurich University of Fine Arts and was an actress in the permanent ensemble of the Städtische Bühnen Münster. She has also appeared in productions at the Schauspielhaus Zurich, Theater Basel, Stadttheater Bern and for many smaller companies.

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Short Films

Stage (Selection)


In addition

Author of several libretti and stage plays (for companies including Stadttheater Bern, The Opera Group, Opernhaus Zürich, Staatsoper Hannover), and of a prize-winning novel, Alle Geschichten, die ich kenne, published by weissbooks.w, Frankfurt am Main, 2015.

Catalogue of Projects

Beast by Lorenz Merz

Feature film for the cinema (Joana, Coreys’s mother), 2018

Songs of Hope by Caroline Sipos

ZHDK short film, 2005

Belmondo by Anette Carle

ZHDK diploma film, 2003

Looking for Rita by Andrea Binswanger

ZHDK diploma film, 2001

Vater, lieber Vater (Father, dear Father) by Leopold Huber

Feature film for cinema (Elsbeth, main role), 1993