Johanny Bert / Théâtre de Romette
Johanny Bert trained as an actor at the Ateliers of the Comédie de St-Etienne and studied puppetry with Alain Recoing of the Théâtre aux Mains Nues – Paris. Johanny Bert gradually developed his own theatrical language through the creations he worked on and the people he met while doing them, including working with props and puppet theatre.
In 2000, in Puy-en-Velay he founded the Compagnie Théâtre de Romette, an experimental space for creation. His company was in residence at the Théâtre Municipal in Puy-en-Velay, then at Polaris in Corbas (69).
From January 2012 to December 2015, Johanny Bert was the director of the Centre Dramatique National de Montluçon – Le Fracas, after which he decided to return to directing and working with a company.
Since January 2016, the company has been registered and given a residency by the city of Clermont-Ferrand, and Johanny Bert is an Associated Artist for three years at the Scène nationale of Clermont-Ferrand.
Some of his creations are accessible for young audiences, among them Le petit bonhomme à modeler (2002 – 2008), Les pieds dans les nuages – inspired by a plastician photographer, Robert Parkeharisson (2004 – 2012), Les orphelines – Marion Aubert (2009 – 2012), De Passage – Stéphane Jaubertie (2014-2018), Patoussalafoi – a contemporary opera by Matteo Franceschini and Philippe Dorin (2015 – 2016), and Elle pas princesse/ lui pas héros – Magali Mougel (2015-2017).
Le Théâtre de Romette is supported by the French Ministry of Culture, by the state Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and by the city of Clermont-Ferrand. Johanny Bert is an Associated Artist at Bateau Feu – Scène Nationale Dunkerque.
Website of the company
Administration, production, touring : Mathieu Hilléreau
+33 (0)1 43 38 39 31 / email@example.com