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After training as an actor as the Conservatoire de Tours, then at the Lucien Marchal's Ecole Parenthèses, Pascal Kirsch started performing under the direction of Marc François, notably in Maeterlinck's The Blind in 1994. He soon joined the other side of the stage, assisting directors like Bruno Bayen and Thierry Bedard, and well as Claude Régy. In 2001 he directed his first show, Le Chant de la Meute (The Song of the Pack), based on texts by Büchner and Celan. In 2003, he founded, with Bénédicte Le Lamer in Le Mans, the company pEqUOd, which he directed until 2010, working on projects such as Tombée du jour (Darkness Falls), Mensch, based on Büchner, and Et hommes et pas (Men and not Men), adapted from a novel by Elio Vittorini. Pascal Kirsch then directed Naxos-Bobine, a cultural hotspot in Paris. Since 2014, he has been a member of the Collectif des quatre Chemins, a laboratory of artistic experimentation created by the Centre dramatique national La Commune, in Aubervilliers. In 2015, he directed Hans Henny Jahnn's dramatic poem Armut, Reichtum, Mensch und Tier (Poverty, Wealth, Man, and Beast), a great story influenced by fairy tales. He has taught in schools such as that of the Théâtre national de Bretagne in Rennes, the Ensad in Montpellier, and the Ensad in Paris, directing the graduation show of the class of 2016.
© portrait Mathieu Kauffmann