Master Class Series

L’Avant-Scène regularly hosts French theater artists and offers students master classes. It produced Master Class Series during AYs 15-16 and 16-17 as well as during the fall of 2017, bringing to Princeton University a myriad of French theater artists : actors, directors, and drama professors. Starting in the spring of 2018, L’Avant-Scène started hosting renowned artists to come teach to Princeton for an entire semester. In the spring of 2018, French actor and director Guillaume Gallienne inaugurated the first long-term residency at L’Avant-Scène as Belknap Fellow in the Humanities and Visiting Lecturer in French and Italian, and was followed by Pascal Rambert who held the same title and fellowship in the spring of 2019. Gallienne taught FRE 311-THR 312 Advanced French Theater Workshop and Rambert created a new course FRE/THR/CWR 388 Writing, Directing, and Acting Others. Among the artists who visited Princeton in the past few years for master classes are Sandy Ouvrier, Caroline Marcadé, Xavier Gallais, Louis Arène, Lionel Lingelser, Elise Vigier, Nanténé Traoré, Kevin Keiss, Nicolas Mesdom, Anne Théron, Thomas Bouvert, Marie Vialle, Bernard Faivre d’Arcier, Olivier Py, Jeanne Balibar, Jean-François Peyret, Victor Lenoble, Jean-Frédéric Lemoues, and Joël Maillard.