Juão Nyn

Juão Nyn (1990) was born in Natal (RN) and he lives and works between Natal and São Paulo (SP). He is a Potyguara indigenous multidisciplinary artist, and he has elaborated works in performance, dramaturgy, theater direction and musical composition. Nyn is an activist with the Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Rio Grande do Norte (APIRN). He is the author of the play “TYBYRA – Uma tragedya yndygena brasyleira,” published in 2019, in which he deals with the experiences of indigenous sexual dissidents. As an actor, he participated in the play “A Cidade dos Rios Invisíveis” (The City of Inivisible Rivers) (2014), directed by João Batista Júnior; was awarded the SHELL Prize in 2019; in addition to acting in the films “Hunger” (2015) by Cristiano Burlan and “A Moça do Calendario" (Calendar Girl) (2016), directed by Helena Ignez. As a member of the band Androyde sem Par, Nyn released the album RUYNAS in 2019. He is currently a part of the Coletivo Estopô Balaio de Criação, Memória Narrativa which, in June 2021, premiered the online play “Reset Nordeste.” Along with Cia de Arte Teatro Interrompido and Coletivo Nhandereguá de Teatro da Terra Indígena Piaçawera, he is currently preparing the play "Ma'e Yyramõi - Mar à vista."