Chloé received a production grant for her play L’Abattage Rituel De Gorge Mastromas.
What is your artistic background?
I trained at the Conservatoire National Supérieur d'Art Dramatique de Paris, where I directed my first production Passionnément, Le Coup Engendre le Couteau, based on a montage of poems by Ghérasim Luca. I also met Joël Jouanneau, who greatly influenced my relationship with theatre. After graduating from the Conservatoire in 2002, I worked in theatre as an actress for a while, and then I had the opportunity to deepen my knowledge of contemporary writing, in workshops with the CDDB-Théâtre de Lorient, where I worked for eight years with high-school and university students. I was with the Théâtre de Lorient until 2016, it was a wonderful adventure which allowed me to gain confidence in my work as a director. In 2013, I directed the play Orphansin Lorient, where I founded the Héros-limite company with actor Sébastien Eveno. In 2014, we won the Jury Prize at the Impatience festival, co-organised by Centquatre-Paris, the Théâtre du Rond-Point and Télérama, which gave us a lot of visibility and opened up new perspectives and new partnerships. Since then, I have created the play Nadia C.based on The Little Communist Who Never Smilesby Lola Lafon, in partnership with the Comédie-Française, at Centquatre-Paris where I am an associate artist. L’Abattage Rituel De Gorge Mastromaswill première in March 2017 at the Quai in Angers where I am also an associate artist this season. The company has also been in residence at Espace 1789 in Saint-Ouen since 2015.
How do you see your profession today?
It's increasingly difficult not to ask ourselves whether we're doing something meaningful. This is perhaps why the notion of troupe, of collective, is more present than ever, and why surprising forms are being invented and are seeking to adapt to a constantly changing environment. Collaborations with other disciplines are happening more and more, and they produce magnificent things. Openness and the need to build together seem to give meaning to all this.
How do you see yourself in five years? In 10 years?
I hope to be able to develop the company's work with the current team for as long as possible in Brittany and elsewhere.
This interview was conducted in 2015
Photo credit: Rémi Chapeaublanc