Stéphane Batlle

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Stéphane Batlle began his career in acting in 2002 at the Grenier School in Toulouse under the direction of Maurice Sarrazin. Five years later he became the Artistic Director in collaboration with Pierre Matras.

He has since directed a number of classical plays (recently Moliere’s Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme), literary adaptations (‘The Stranger by Camus’, ‘And Then There Were None’ by Agatha Christie, and ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ by Oscar Wilde…)

On “Une Vie Sur Mesure” he writes: From the moment I read the script I was struck by the accuracy of the writing which perfectly demonstrates the range of emotions brought on by one’s passion. At first there’s this young man, white as a candle, submerged in darkness. Then a little flame is lit, bringing light and warmth to his existence and revealing an exceptional force of emotion and magnanimity. The drums tell the story of his encounters, joys, and defeats; the audience watching closely as it evolves on the bare stage. We are shown, through every word and gesture, that passion is the ultimate humanism.

Stéphane Batlle is the Director of Beat.