With Scènes d’enfance – Assitej France
and the Maison du Conte
A writer, actor, and director for the theatre and the opera, Olivier Balazuc trained at the Conservatoire national supérieur d'art dramatique before working with Olivier Py as an actor and assistant director on Claudel's The Satin Slipper (2003), Les Vainqueurs (The Victors, 2004), and Illusions Comiques (Comic Illusions, 2006). He has worked with many directors such as Clément Porée, Christian Schiaretti, Laurent Hatat, Richard Brunel... His directions often put the spotlight on contemporary texts by Levin, Walser, or the anthropologist Eric Chauvier, but also on his own plays. As a writer and director, he turned to a younger audience, considering children's literature not as a starting point but as “a point of arrival for a writer.” He wrote and directed the play L'Ombre amoureuse (The Shadow in Love, 2011), as well as the operas L'Enfant et la Nuit (The Child and the Night, 2012), with music by Franck Villard, and Little Nemo (with Arnaud Delalande), with music by David Chaillou (2017). He published his first novel, Le Labyrinthe du traducteur (The Labyrinth of the Translator) in 2010.
© portrait Patricia Dietzi