Enkidu Khaled

© Mathieu Melcot
© Mathieu Melcot


Enkidu Khaled (1985, Baghdad) is a theatre maker and performer. He studied theatre until 2007 in the Institute of Fine Arts of Baghdad. He began working in cinema, where he has contributed in several feature and documentary films such as War Love God & Madness and Dreams by Mohamed Al-Daradji. In 2008 he had to leave Iraq because of the emerging war.

Later settling in Belgium, Khaled created several internationally recognized theatre productions including Crash, Kid Nap, 12 Isolations and Dreams of Environment. In 2016, his solo performance Working Method won the Big in Belgium Award and was presented at the Edinburgh Festival. In 2017, he graduated from DAS Master of Theatre in Amsterdam. In 2018, he created Baghdad, a documentary theatre performance which has been touring internationally, and for which he was awarded with the Best Acting Performance at the MESS International Theater Festival Sarajevo in 2018.