At the suggestion of the Minister of Culture, Rima Abdel-Malik, and after examining the Council of Ministers on July 20, 2022, the President of the Republic appointed Eric Rove, for a third term as Director General of the French Comedy where he excels.
Eric Rove, 53, Actor, Director, and Scenographer Entered the Maison de Molière as resident on September 1, 1993, became member 498 on January 1, 1998, and honorary member on December 24, 2014.
Founded by royal decree from Louis XIV in 1680, the Comédie-Française is the only permanent band of this size in France, with about sixty members and members to date.
During his first eight years in the position, Erich Roof opened up the organization significantly internationally, for example by attracting German Thomas Ostermayer in 2018 for a crazy version of twelve nights Shakespeare. It also encouraged a new generation of female directors and certain talents from diverse backgrounds.
“I don’t care about the color of their skin (…) the actors who enter this house are chosen for their talent”, He indicated to AFP at the beginning of the year, on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the birth of Molière, regency. In 2016, he also brought the troupe back to the Avignon Festival after a 23-year absence from “The Damned” in a stage performance by Yvo van Hove, engraved in memory of festival-goers.
Eric Roof, director and scenography designer, also had to direct the strikes, notably the technician strikes in 2018, and the Covid-19 health crisis, with the launch during the first booking of “Web TV”. sWith seven hundred hours of programming and three and a half million viewers, this channel has made it possible to expand the audience and keep the band together in a very impressive way.
During his second term, despite two years of health crisis, he was able to stimulate a new dynamic within the house of Molière: the expansion of the repertoire and prestige granted to contemporary authors, the renewal and feminization of programming, the development of artistic art. Educational actions, new partnerships to revive the talents of young people (such as Trophée d’impro Culture & Diversité), amplifying diffusion throughout France,
This new breath has been dubbed by audiences over 90% in the first half of 2022, and helps cement the band’s cohesion and creativity. 2022 year 400The tenth The memory of Molière in particular was an occasion to publish a bountiful and daring program, a tribute to the immortal genius of Jean-Baptiste Poquelin.
Eric Rove’s third and final term will allow him to continue the momentum generated since 2014, in particular to develop the educational mission of the French comedian, as well as work in the theater city, in order to ensure the full feasibility of the project.