In 2015, Étienne Gaudillère founded Compagnie Y, with which he created Pale Blue Dot in 2016. Out of that first show, he then created Conversation privée (Private Conversation), which zooms in on part of the story to question the idea of betrayal. As an actor, he recently appeared in Merlin ou la terre dévastée (Merlin, or, the Ruined Land) and Neuf Petites Filles (Nine Little Girls). His company, named after the generation born between 1980 and 1999, is driven by an irrepressible need to tackle History head-on. In 2018, he will direct Cannes 39-90, a show exploring the history of the Cannes Film Festival.