A Conversation on the State of Festivals and Theaters in France

Sep 10, 2020, 4:30 pm5:30 pm



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Florent Masse, founder and artistic director of Seuls en Scène French Theater Festival, presents a recently recorded conversation with directors of productions from Festival d’Avignon, Festival d’Automne in Paris, and Comédie-Française to share an update on the situation of festivals and theaters in France at the beginning of the new theater season.

The conversation is in French. The virtual event is free and open to the public.


The recorded conversation will be available to watch at the Lewis Center for the Arts on September 10 at 4:30 PM (EDT) through Sunday, September 20.


If you are in need of access accommodations in order to participate in this event, please contact the Lewis Center at 609-258-5262 or email [email protected] for assistance at least 2 weeks in advance of the event date.



FLORENT MASSE, who curates the Festival, was trained as an actor and director at Lille National Theater alongside his studies in American Literature and Civilization at the University of Lille. He later pursued his theater studies at Amherst College as a Levy-Despas Fellow and a teaching assistant in the Department of French. It is there that he originated L’Avant-Scène, a program that combines language and dramatic training. He has directed more than 60 full-length productions of canonical and new works of French theater since arriving at Princeton in 2001 and has hosted several prominent theater artists. In 2017, he was named Chevalier of Arts and Letters by the French Minister of Culture.

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