The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations

La Colline - Théâtre national - Ier Acte

In line with the theater’s policy of community involvement, in recent years La Colline has developed a vast program of workshops open to all. Taught by specialists of live performance, the workshops target organizations promoting prevention and workplace reintegration, social rehabilitation centers and local missions in eastern Paris.

La Colline: welcoming one and all

Under the leadership of the Theater’s director, Stéphane Braunschweig, La Colline’s approach has become one of cultural and artistic outreach to a broad public. Based on the premise that any individual can appreciate a theater production without losing its essence, workshop programming for the public is designed to be original and thought provoking, yet truthful about what makes us human.

After reflection between la Colline, the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations and the SNCF Foundation, it appears necessary to address the lack of diversity on French theatres’ stage.  A new master classes program for young actors has thus been developed in 2014.

Conducted under the leadership of the renowned Stéphane Braunschweig and Stanislas Nordey, la Colline, the SNCF Foundation and the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations launched a new program of master classes led by professional artists for underserved young people from minority communities who want to become professional comedians.

This powerful initiative is designed to nurture artistic vision and encourage diversity on French theatre stages.

Ier Acte - A program developped by La Colline-théâtre National, the Edmond de Rothschild's Foundations and the SNCF Foundation.

The program is structured to provide in-depth techniques to young actors before practicing professionally: This year, 13 youngs whose technique is already at a good level were selected in order to benefit from the benevolence and support of hardwired directors. The aim is to attempt to succeed the entrance exams of some of the most famous French theater schools.

On the 19th of september,master classes took place at the Colline National Theater, under the direction of  Stéphane Braunschweig. Choregraphers, comedians, actors and directors are currently following the evolution of each and every actor, and help them sharpen their skills. The National Theater of Strasbroug (TNS) also welcomed the groupe for 15 days of intense work. 

Professional comedians and directors selected by Stéphane Braunschweig have been graciously mentoring participants. Mentors serve as tutors, role models, confidants and advisors.

The classes are free of charge for participants, who have been selected through a rigorous application process and reach a broad and diverse group of emerging artists.

This year, a brand new partnership with the Théâtre National de Strasbourg has arisen, enabling the young actors to benefit from the knowledge of great directors during 2 weeks.

The program will culminate in a public performance on February 19th, 2016 where participants will propose a public reading at la Colline. 

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Ier Acte - A program developped by La Colline-théâtre National, the Edmond de Rothschild's Foundations and the SNCF Foundation- launches its 2015-2016 edition with master class that will begin on the 7th of September, under the direction of Stanislas Nordey.


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