Founding member and co-artistic director Eric Deniaud graduated magna cum laude from the International Institute of Puppetry Art (ESNAM) in Charleville-Mézières. He has worked as an actor, director, and set designer since 2002, in performances where most of the time, puppets play a special role. In 2008, Eric moved to Lebanon and co-founded Collectif Kahraba . Eric’s numerous international collaborations include: the National Puppet Theatre of Vietnam in Hanoi, the National Centre for Dramatic Art in Paris, the National Centre for Stage Writings in Villeneuve-lès-Avignons, the French puppet companies Drolatic Industry and Commédiamuse, Ectera Teatro in Spain, Le Théâtre de la Traversée in Québec. Since 2010, he has also worked as a puppeteer and actor in three performances by Alice Laloy, director of the company S’appelle Reviens: D’états de femmes, and Y-es tu ?, nominated for the Molières 2011 for the best performance for a young audience. In Lebanon, Eric has collaborated with Alexandre Paulikevitch (Elgha’), Hanane Haj Ali (Jogging), Randa Mirza (Arab Mythology), and Dar Onboz (There was a bird on a tree, Seven plus Seven), among others. Since 2011, Eric has been the co-director of Nehna wel Amar wel Jiran festival in Beirut, in addition to his work on all of Collectif Kahraba’s performances.