August 31, 2022

French Theater Artists To Converge on University

“SEULS EN SCÈNE”: Yannick Kamanzi in “Radio Live – La relève,” part of the Princeton French Theater Festival. (Photo by Herve Veronese)

“Seuls en Scène” Princeton French Theater Festival, featuring renowned and emerging French writers, actors, and directors in eight productions of contemporary works recently presented on stages in France, comes to Princeton University September 9-23.

Mostly performed in French with English supertitles, the productions take place at various venues on the University campus. The festival is presented by Lewis Center for the Arts, L’Avant Scène and Department of French & Italian at Princeton University, and organized by Florent Masse, senior lecturer in the Department of French and Italian and artistic director of L’Avant-Scène.

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to resume the festival in person after virtual editions in 2020 and 2021,” said Masse. “This year we’ll present compelling recent works of contemporary French theater, highlighting diversity and female artists, and extending invitations to artists hailing from the Francophone world, all the while celebrating the festival’s tenth anniversary. Since its inception in 2012, ‘Seuls en Scène’ has been a joyful ride every year. I’m delighted by the festival’s trajectory from its humble beginnings to the ways it’s grown over the years, uplifting students and local audiences.”

Admission is free and open to the public, but advance tickets are required through at or at the Frist Campus Center ticket office.