Rather than using his writing talent for “theses that never get read”, Mohamed El Khatib prefers to create shows with the people he meets, especially those would never have thought of stepping foot in a theatre.
The director of the Theatre des Amandiers in Nanterre, Philippe Quesne experiments, playing with conventions of the genre to create a world with uncertain outlines, combining dreams and materials, allegories and experiments, theatre and fine arts.
A stage director, actor and cultural entrepreneur, the Burkinabe Etienne Minoungou intends to create an African theatre scene thanks to his inventive plays and his Récréâtrales project, a real laboratory for pan-African artistic creations.
Marine Midy’s artistic projects are created in, around and with water. They borrow from dance theatre, puppetry, photography and multimedia creation, building a world which exists at the intersection of these art forms.
In January 2019, Hassane Kassi Kouyaté took up the position of director of the French-speaking Culture Festival in Limousin, Limoges. He is currently preparing the programme for the 35th edition of the flagship French-speaking Culture Festival, which will take place from 25 September to 5 October...
They met in Japan and share a love of puppet arts: together, the two multidisciplinary artists Simon Moers and Tomoe Kobayashi work around the representation of violence through a singular theatre of objects and figures.
Séverine Fontaine founded the IKB company and has produced many theatrical and performance experiments. Passionate about the diversity of human beings, she explores the themes of the difficulty of existing in the world, loneliness, childhood and the end of life.
A man of the theatre whose words have made their way around the world, Guy Régis Junior remains deeply attached to Haiti, his birthplace. It is on this bruised but brave island that his texts find their anchor, and where he has been organising the Quatre Chemins Theatre Festival since 2014.
World-renowned Burkinabé storyteller Kientega Pingdéwindé Gérard (known as KPG) draws on his ancestral roots to fuel his poetic art, where nature, elements and objects come to life. His practice aims to rebuild connections between African people and oral traditions.
Known to the public for his role as an assistant in the series Dix pour cent (Call My Agent!), Nicolas Maury thrives in unconventional roles. Directed by Yann Gonzalez in film or Robert Cantarella in theatre, he likes to challenge his acting skills to provide the unexpected.
Founder of the collective La Manufacture and President of “FXP Festival Expériences”, the Avignon Festival’s digital subsidiary, from the outset Pascal Keiser has worked towards democratising culture. He is particularly involved in promoting transversality between technology and the performing arts...
A standard-bearer of the new literary generation in Haiti, Jean d'Amérique has from the outset commanded an intense style to speak about his country and our world. He sensitively delivers furious poems and texts using a range of media, from the written word to the stage.