Frédéric Mitterrand, Minister of Culture and Communication, in consultation with the Mayor of Montluçon, the President of the Auvergne Regional Council and the President of the Conseil général de l'Allier, appointed director JohannyBert as director of the Centre dramatique national de Montluçon – Auvergne region.

Actor trained at the École de la Comédie de Saint-Étienne and at
National Conservatory of Drama, Johanny Bert
focuses on the intersection of disciplines and in particular the
puppet often present in his creations. He is
currently an artist associated with the Clermont-
Ferrand. Since 2007 he has conducted several work experiments
decentralization in Auvergne and Rhône-Alpes.
Johanny Bert wishes to give the CDN de Montluçon a
new identity characterized by the crossing of forms of
theatre with a prominent role in puppetry, placing the actor
and writing at the center of his project. To do this, he wants
hiring permanent actors and building relationships with
various authors in training or already asserted. It means
develop an itinerant theatre project in a
close with local cultural actors.
Johanny Bert will succeed Anne-Laure on 1 January 2012
Liégeois which will continue its creative activity.