Jean-François Favreau

Jean-François Favreau (actor and director, Théâtre de l’homme ivre):

Theatre actor and director, born in Bastia (Corsica). During his studies (doctorate in Literature), he has worked first with image theatre – Compagnie La Machine (Paris) – joined Theater Tanto (Vienna, Austria) for Researches of a dog after Kafka, and then Teatr ZAR (Wroclaw, Poland), with whom he performs, since 2008, the triptych Gospels of childhood (widely in Europe, India, Korea, and the USA).

In the frame of the Grotowski Institute’s activities, he took an active part in numerous research expeditions, namely concerning Latin singing in the Mediterranean area (Sardinia, Corsica, Sicily, Italian Peninsula…). In 2010, he created a research practical programme on traditional singing: In medias res.

Since 2006, he is as well an actor and collaborator of Sergei Kovalevich in the project “Resource Song of songs”, and works with Alexis Forestier/Compagnie Les Endimanchés on “Le mystère des mystères” in 2012.

He staged texts of Witold Gombrowicz, Georg Büchner and Robert Walser, with La Machine, and with the company he created in 2006 in Paris, Théâtre de l’homme ivre.

Since 2009, he is the artistic director of the Site de pratiques théâtrales Lavauzelle.

see the presentation of In medais res programme – in residency in Lavauzelle in July 2012