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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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

Zack and Zoé

Classroom play, 2014-18

Shubunkin, der Fisch im Mond (Shubunkin, the Fish in the Moon)

Children’s play by Gubcompany/Smeets&Wiersma, touring production in Tilburg, Netherlands and Amsterdam. Gioulami took over the role in 2018

Die Tochter vom Arvenhof (The Daughter of Arven Farm)

Theatre in the Kirchner Museum in Davos (Frau Clavuott and Frau Camastral), 2017

Twentieth Century Blues

Project by Sogar Theater, Zurich, 2016

Piazza Mezzomondo

Project by Diego Roveroni, 2013

Lampefieber (Stage Fright)

Popmusical by Schtärneföifi, 2006

Deacon Blues

Project by pulp.noir, Zurich, 2005