About

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.

Samuel Beckett

French-born theatre artist, workshop leader & cultural entrepreneur. That’s me in a nutshell.

Saying French-born rather than just French is not a strange typo! It comes from a will to un-learn, de-learn and re-learn differently & constantly. A will to not take anything for granted. To rethink. To critically question. Everything. Including nationality.

In 2014, I created DEFIANT REALITY – THEATRE FOR CHANGE. Although founded in London where I was living at the time, I’ve taken the company with me on the road and it’s since then become a fully nomadic operation.

DRT develops 2 lines of work:

1/ create live, performing & theatre art. Often with a gender focus. The company has 3 pieces in its repertory and 2 crrently touring productions: Carry it to the End & Trojana.

2/ create artistic, community and pedagogical experiences for and with people who find themselves in social conditions of vulnerability. Read about the processes developed in Colombia, Ecuador, India and London here.

 

Academic & artistic training :

Bachelor’s Degree in Musicals from the ISAS (Institut Supérieur des Arts de la Scène), Paris, France (2009)

Post-graduate in Theatre from the École Dramatique Sylvia Roche, Marseille, France (2010)

Bachelor’s Degree in Cultural Administration from York University, Toronto, Canada & the University Lumière Lyon II, Lyon, France (2005).