Jérôme Junod was born in 1979 in Lausanne. He graduates in philosophy, history and indology at the University of Lausanne, obtains a superior certificate in piano at the Lausanne Conservatory, and a Magister in the directing class of the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna. His productions in German and French at the Schauspielhaus Dortmund, Theater Erlangen, Schauspielhaus Graz, Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, Theater Basel, Theater St. Gallen, l’Usine, la Grange de Dorigny among others, win several prizes (Festival Setkaní 2009 in Brno, Festival SKS 2010 in Leipzig, Bayerische Theatertage 2012 in Augsburg). Junod teaches stage direction since 2012 at the Max Reinhardt Seminar, and is a guest director at the acting section of the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Graz.
Junod is also a translator (Sophokles, Chekhov, Balasko...) and an author. His first play, Text, is nominated in 2011 for the Heidelberger Stückemarkt. His next plays premiere in Vienna, Erlangen and Lausanne (La Voix du Peuple, 2015). Junod receives in 2011 a twelve-month-grant for dramatic writing from the Literar mechana, and is invited in 2014 to the forum of young authors from the international festival Neue Stücke aus Europa in Wiesbaden. He is currently a member of the authors group Wiener Wortstätten.