Séverine Chavrier

Current director of the Comédie de Genève Séverine Chavrier is an actress and stage director renowned for her socially engaged theatre. Through her multidisciplinary shows, she explores topics such as social inequalities, questions of identity, contemporary conflicts, and environmental issues, giving her audience deep and stimulating reflections about the world that surrounds us. As an actress or musician, she has continued to form collaborations with Rodolphe Burger, François Verret and Jean-Louis Martinelli, while running her own company, La Sérénade interrompue, with which she has developed a singular approach to stage direction, in which the theatre dialogues with the music, but also with the image and literature. Séverine Chavrier has built her expression from all sorts of materials: her actors' bodies, the sound of her prepared piano, the videos she often shoots herself, without forgetting words. Erratic words that she shapes by plunging into the universe of authors she especially likes. First with Hanokh Levin for Nuptials and Reprisals, then today with J. G. Ballard. In 2011, she was at the Festival d'Avignon in François Verret's show, Short Circuits, and in an improvised concert with Jean-Pierre Drouet.

Portrait of Séverine Chavrier © Magali Dougados

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