"Discovering the work of the actor"
Summer theatre workshop for teens 13/17 years old
Masterclass beginners and advanced
From 5th to 11th August 2018

stage de theatre pour adolescents


Registration: capacity limited to 15 trainees
French level: minimum B2
This course has the support of Centre National du Théâtre


stage de theatre pour adolescentsThe course takes place at the Centre Méditerranéen d'Etudes Françaises of Cap d'Ail, a linguistic and cultural international centre founded by Jean Moreau in 1952, located close to the Principality of Monaco. The Centre is housed in a beautiful park containing three hectares of flowers and trees overlooking the Mediterranean mountainside. Its open-air theatre was decorated in antique style by the poet Jean Cocteau between 1957 and 1962, out of friendship for the Centre and its founder and to provide the youth of the world a place of education and meditation. Throughout the summer we receive international teenagers who come together through the arts, language, and sports activities and learn how to enrich each other through their differences.

The concept

stage de theatre au CMEFformation jeunes comédiens Allow teenagers to gain an accurate understanding of the actor's work and to foster a personal theatrical expression, in contact with theatre professionals in the wonderful setting of the Jean Cocteau theatre.

Participants will:

  • Understand the difference between Reality and Fiction;
  • Maintain their freedom to build their character;
  • Open themselves to various stage offerings.

stage au théâtre Jean CocteauThe pedagogical approach

The proposed activities are based on observation, analysis, and response. The course will begin with the implementation of specific exercises to assess the skills of the trainees and to build their confidence to better prepare them for acting. It will end with a performance in the Jean Cocteau theatre.

  • Basic tools:
    • Mastering one's body to better manage space;
    • Knowing how to breathe to make one's voice heard;
    • Bringing together the body and the voice.
  • Building the character:
    • Finding one's character in the play, and analyzing it to build it;
    • Listening: to partners, to the text, and to the director;
    • Improvising to develop imagination while maintaining spontaneity.

stage au théâtre Jean Cocteaustage au théâtre Jean Cocteaustage au théâtre Jean Cocteau

The pedagogical team

This course will be led by Éric Sautonie, director of the Art'Venture theatre company, accompanied by a teaching assistant.

Éric Sautonie, actor trained at the Conservatoire d'Agen and in Galabru, this actor, writer, and director has worked with Pierre Debauche, Daniel Mesguich, and Raoul Sangla. In parallel, he directs theatre workshops of the cultural space L'Escale in Levallois Perret: 400 students (children, teenagers, adults).
Eric Sautonie's CV

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