Tunisian actor, comedian, dramaturge and theatre director born in Ksar Hellal in 1944. He studied the art of theatre making both in his home country and in France. He co-founded a collective dedication to diffusing Arabic culture in the French context (CADCAF). On returning to Tunisia, he was a professor of theatre at the Center for Dramatic Arts in Tunis and collaborates at the New Theatre Company. In 1987m he founded the first ever private theatre company in Tunisia, El Teatro. Under the artistic direction of his partner, Zeynab Farhat, El Teatro became a reference in terms of contemporary performing arts and continues to grow and cater to the aspirations of theatre lovers. Taoufik’s performances and his adaptations of international works - Shakespeare, Diderot, Genet – have been performed throughout Tunisia and the prominent capital cities of the Arab world and internationally.