Theater maker, multidisciplinary performer, host & activist. This self-made creative entrepreneur likes to keep taking himself out of his comfort zone. He likes to play with the theme of gender and does not shy away from controversial themes. His activism comes to the fore when he builds bridges between the different identities he is rich.
Jaouad is Founding Father of BeHuman vzw in which he and Nyira Hens look for ways to celebrate life in an extremely creative way. Identity plays an important role in their projects. They know better than anyone what it is like to balance between their Flemish and African roots. They want to research, develop and stimulate talent, but above all listen and discover the stories of people like you and me.
Jaouad is a resident artist in deFENIKS. He is the director of Phenomenal Woman, a performance about three powerful women who are dealing with their past. Earlier this year, he appeared in sold-out venues with De Meisje, a monologue about self-acceptance, family, love and forgiveness.