Frédéric Mitterrand, Minister of Culture and Communication, Adécidé, in consultation with local authorities partners, will not renew the mandates of Jean-Louis Benoit, Director of the Centre Dramatique National deMarseille - La Criée, and Jean-Claude Berutti, director of CentreDramatique National de Saint-Etienne - La Comédie.

The Minister wishes to thank them for the work done at the head of
these places and salute their passionate commitment to the service of the
Jean-Louis Benoit managed to preserve the Theatre’s identity and history
of the Auction while anchoring it in the future and making it coexist
harmoniously with the many other venues of the
territory of Marseille.
Jean-Claude Berutti brought La Comédie de Saint-Etienne de
dynamic way by registering it on the territory of Saint-Etienne
including ambitious arts education actions
to further increase attendance.
The Minister will accompany these two directors in the evolution of their
artistic activity towards different projects, as it results from
conclusions of the Valois Talks.
A call for applications will be open in the coming days for the
direction of these two places.