After having been trained as an actress, Nathalie Garraud founds in 1998 the Compagnie Du Zieu dans les bleus in Paris. At first, she transforms it in a place of research and experimentation where young authors, actors and architects meet, notably within the context of a festival she creates at the École Spéciale d’Architecture : Vues d’Ici - scénographie d’un lieu (1999-2001). Between 2003 and 2005, after a striking experience in the Palestinian refugees' camps in Lebanon, she creates Les Européens by Howard Barker in France, a staging that seals the professional structuring of the company. Since 2006, she works in collaboration with the dramatist and philosopher, Olivier Saccomano. They design their work on contemporary writing in the form of creation cycles, linking practical and theoretical research, creation and cultural action: Les Suppliantes, a working cycle about “Tragedy” (2007-2010), C’est bien, c’est mal, a working cycle about “Adolescence” (2010/2013), Spectres de l’Europe, a working cycle about “Abroad” (2013/2015).
In parallel to these creation cycles, Nathalie Garraud continues to lead creation and training projects abroad, and particularly in the Middle East.