Marcel Bozonnet

Trained in drama in high school and at university, Marcel Bozonnet plays his first role in “Le cimetière des voitures d’Arrabal”, led by Victor Garcia. He was then hired by Marcel Maréchal and Patrice Chéreau and perfected himself by learning singing and dancing. Numerous meetings have marked his development: Jean-Marie Villégier, Antoine Vitez Petrika Ionesco, Philippe Adrien etc. As promises of a bright future Marcel Bozonnet continues his acting work from one group to another. In 1962, he returned to the Comédie-Française for the role of Victor in “Victor en pouvoir de Vitrac.” After noticed interpretations as his Cinna led by Antiochus in Villégier or Berenice of Racine directed by Klaus Michael Gruber, he was offered the post of 476th Associate at the Comédie-Française in 1986. During 7 years, he participated in many shows that cemented his reputation with the public and professionals. So in 1993, he became director of the National Conservatory of Dramatic Art in Paris. He held this position until 2001, year in which he accesses the function of Director General of the Comedie-Française. Bozonnet implemented its own guidelines. He brought several contemporary authors to the french repertory as Valère Novarina and Marie Ndiaye. He also makes join at he comedie-française the first black actor in the troupe: Bakary Sangaré. He invited several foreign directors, Anatoly Vasilyev, Pyotr Fomenko and Bob Wilson. He left the Comédie-Française in 2006 and founded his own company in 200, the “comédiens voyageurs”, in residence at the Maison de la Culture d’Amiens (Picardy)