Taous Claire Khazem has worked as a theatre artist in Algeria, Morocco, Jordan, Egypt, France and Cameroon in addition to her work in the Twin Cities (Minnesota). She stars in the hit Algerian sit-com Sultan Achour 10. Closer to home she has performed with The Jungle Theater, Workhaus Collective, Theatre Unbound, Pangea World Theater, Frank Theatre, Savage Umbrella and Off Leash Area and has appeared in numerous local television commercials and print ads. She teaches theatre to youth with Children’s Theatre, SteppingStone Theatre and is on the COMPAS artist roster. She was a staff teaching artist, director and performer at Interact Center, creating professional productions with adults with disabilities 2012 to 2016. She toured her first one-woman show Tizi Ouzou nationally and internationally. She was awarded an Artist Initiative Grant to create her second solo show In Algeria They Know My Name, which was presented in a three play series at Mixed Blood Theatre and produced by New Arab American Theatre Works. Taous has received a Many Voices Mentorship at the Playwright’s Center and numerous grants from the French government to create theatre in Algeria. Taous trained at the Jacques Lecoq International Theatre School in Paris, France and holds a BA in theatre and French from Macalester College.