Johanny Bert

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. He gradually developed his own theatrical language through his creations and the people he met while doing so, including working with props and puppet theatre.

In 2000, he founded the Compagnie Théâtre de Romette, an experimental space for creation. His company was in residence at the Théâtre Municipal in Le Puy-en-Velay, then at Polaris in Corbas (69).
From January 2012 to December 2015, Johanny Bert directed the Centre Dramatique National de Montluçon – Le Fracas, after which he decided to return to stage direction and working with a company.

Since January 2016, the company has been in residence in the city of Clermont-Ferrand, and he will be an Associated Artist for three years at the Scène nationale of Clermont-Ferrand.

Some of his creations are targeted to young audiences, among them Le petit bonhomme à modeler (Shaping the little guy) (2002 – 2008), Les pieds dans les nuages (Feet in the clouds) – inspired by the plastician & photographer, Robert ParkeHarisson (2004 – 2012), Les orphelines (The Orphans) – Marion Aubert (2009 – 2012), De Passage (Passing through) – Stéphane Jaubertie (2014-2018), Patoussalafoi – a contemporary opera by Matteo Franceschini and Philippe Dorin (2015 – 2016), and Elle pas princesse/ Lui pas héros (She no princess/ He no hero) – Magali Mougel (2015-2017), which was recently adapted into English at the French Institute in New York.

Le Théâtre de Romette is supported by the DRAC Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, by the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region and by the city of Clermont-Ferrand. Le Théâtre de Romette is associated to Malakoff scène nationale. Johanny Bert is an Associated Artist at Bateau Feu – Scène Nationale Dunkerque and Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse – Lyon.

Website of the company

Administration, production, touring : Mathieu Hilléreau
+33 (0)1 43 38 39 31 /

Production assistant : Thomas Degroïde