Jean Bellorini

After studying at the École Claude Mathieu, Jean Bellorini founded his company in 2001. In 2014, he won two Molière for Paroles gelées, based on François Rabelais, and Bertolt Brecht's The Good Person of Szechwan, and became director of the Théâtre Gérard Philipe, which he left in 2019 upon being appointed director of the prestigious Théâtre national populaire in Villeurbanne. Music is an inseparable part of his work, with shows that bring together actors and musicians. With them, he is forever exploring the power of words. This is his second appearance at the Festival d'Avignon (after Karamazov in 2016, in the Carrière Boulbon), and the second time he has directed a text by Valère Novarina.

Portrait of Jean Bellorini © Louise Allavoine - Hans Lucas