Research @ Compagnie de l’Oiseau-Mouche

Artistic Director Nathalie Carrington will travel to France for 3 weeks to visit Compagnie de l’Oiseau-Mouche in October - December 2019.

Compagnie de l’Oiseau-Mouche is a permanent professional theatrical troupe made up of 23 actors, all of them individuals with a learning disability. Unequalled and unusual, the project remains unique in France. Each creation is the result of an artistic encounter between an invited artist and the actors he or she chooses to involve in this collaborative adventure. As of today, 45 theatre performances have been created and performed over 1,600 times in France and abroad. Since June 2001, Compagnie de l’Oiseau-Mouche is based at Théâtre de l’Oiseau-Mouche in Roubaix, Northern France, a venue designed by and for Compagnie de l’Oiseau-Mouche.

Nathalie’s secondment will be an opportunity for her observe the company's actor training programme, their rehearsal process for their professional theatre shows as well as experiencing firsthand the company on tour. As a result of this research trip Nathalie aims to bring back new methods and ideas to incorporate into This New Ground’s future initiatives.

This Project is supported by Creative Europe.