The Show Must Go On / Le spectacle doit continuer

Essay by Amelia Parenteau  05 January 2021 Original Publication

This fall 2020, L’Avant-Scène offered a fully remote virtual season.

L’Avant-Scène enjoyed a spectacular, nineteenth, Fall 2019 season, The eighth annual edition of Seuls en Scène, Princeton French Theater Festival, a collaboration between the Department of French and Italian, the Lewis Center for the Arts, and L’Avant-Scène launched the season in late September 2019.
The Festival brings renowned French actors and directors, as well as a new generation of artists, to the University and local community. We are pleased to emphasize this festival’s particularly diverse group of artists and to continue our new collaboration with Festival d’Automne in Paris
Celebrated French theater artists converge onstage at Princeton University
Pascal Rambert, a celebrated French writer, choreographer and director for the stage and screen, has joined Princeton this spring as a Belknap Fellow in the Council of the Humanities and visiting lecturer in French and Italian.

In mid-February, L’Avant-Scène performed “La double inconstance,” one of Marivaux's most belo

Seuls en Scène brings celebrated French actors and directors, as well as promising early-career artists, to Princeton University and the local community to present their work, introducing American audiences to dynamic and engaging French productions. Learn more below about the exciting productions in the 2018 season.

Guillaume Gallienne a Visiting Lecturer in the Humanities Council and Belknap Fellow in French and Italian (Spring 2018), a French Actor, and Director, Sociétaire of the Comédie-Française, recently discussed his teaching philosophy and lessons that he attempts to impart upon his students, with the Daily Princetonian's Katja Stroke-Adolphe.

La Médaille d’Or du Rayonnement Culturel awarded by La Renaissance Française recognizes persons who have rendered distinguished service in the following fields: French language, literature, fine arts, science and technology, artisans, promotion and visibility of the French patrimony (including traditions and artistic heritage).

Jin Yun Chow, a comparative literature major from Hong Kong, has been selected as valedictorian of Princeton's Class of 2017.

The Princeton faculty accepted the nominations for the Faculty Committee on Examinations and Standing at its April 24 meeting. 

L'Avant-Scène had memorable visits to leading European drama conservatories and state theaters during L'Avant-Scène in Strasbourg, Berlin and London (October 2016) & L'Avant-Scène in Paris (January 2017).

L'Avant-Scène Masterclass James Baldwin with Théâtre des Lucioles from Caen, France
Macs Smith, G5, is interviewed about Seuls en Scène and L’Avant-Scène at Princeton