Frédéric Mitterrand, Minister of Culture and Communication, in agreement with Jean-Louis Fousseret, Mayor of Besançon, and Marie-Guite Dufay, President of the Regional Council of Franche-Comté, has appointed ChristopheMaltot as director of the Nouveau Théâtre de Besançon – Centre dramatiquenational.

Trained at the Conservatoire national supérieur d'art dramatique, Christophe Maltot
under the direction of Stéphane Braunschweig, Giorgio Barberio Corsetti,
Christian Schiaretti. Director, he founded his company «Articule» in
1999, received in residence at the Théâtre Gérard Philipe d'Orléans from 2005 to
2008. Trainer, he initiates in 2007 the Young Regional Theatre of Orléans, structure
professionalization in the regions.

His project for the National Drama Centre in Besançon
central to the performer artist within the theatrical apparatus as well as the action
in the city, with constant attention to the language. He plans to put
in place a permanent team of five artists under the sponsorship of Michel
Bouquet, which will be the body of action of the drama centre. He envisions
also the development of a cross-border dialogue and displays a
strong European ambition.

Christophe Maltot will succeed Sylvain Maurice on 1 January 2012 who
will continue from that date its activity of creation within a
independent company.