Nikolai Galen lives in Istanbul, and is a writer, director, actor and singer.
He has acted in various Pantheatre productions: Nero, La Planque Aux Anges, Shadow Boxing, Stealing The Show and Pandora's Box.
His writings include the lyrics of his records, the solo performance piece God Is A Shareholder about contemporary Russia (premiered in New York in 1998), the text, about love and power, of Pandora's Box (premiered in London in 2000), and Shut Your Eyes (English version) / Ferme Les Yeux (French version), an exploration of sexual relations (premiered in Malérargues in 2007). He has also directed a film version of Shut Your Eyes.
He has written two bilingual English and French plays - Brain about the workings of thought which he also directs (premiered in Malérargues in 2010), and Lovebed about small evils (premiered in Istanbul in 2011).
He has written a theatre text about evil and anti-semitism Hitler and will make a radio play version of this text in Rotterdam during Autumn 2012.