In the Western world for many decades we have asked ourselves what the real impact of theatre is on its audiences. Can theatre really be a driver of change in society? That question seems more urgent than ever. One thing is sure: theatre can help society see things in a different way. Put events in a new daylight. Give hope and inspiration. At Académie Le Grippault, we believe that theatre has the power to transform individuals and communities.
Our mission is to support a new generation of theatre students to become as versatile and adventurous as possible in these times of rapid change and uncertainty. We believe that by cultivating a deep understanding of the craft of theatre, students can learn to harness its transformative potential to create positive change in the world.
Regenerating Theatre : residential course
Académie Le Grippault offers an eight-week residential course called ‘Regenerating Theatre’, in collaboration with a network of international theatre schools. The course provides a unique opportunity for theatre students to deepen their practice in a setting that mimics the conditions of an ecosystem, allowing them to experience a holistic approach to their craft. Our goal is to help students develop resilience and versatility as theatre makers, equipping them to adapt to the ever-changing demands of the industry.
During their stay, students will broaden their scope of work and learn new methods of making site-specific theatre, drawing inspiration from the natural environment and the countryside. Our focus is on providing a nurturing environment for students to develop their artistic skills and explore their unique vision for their craft.