Aurélie Filippetti, Minister of Culture and Communication, welcomes the re-election of Sylviane Tarsot-Gillery as President of the National Theatre Centre. Civil Administrator, Deputy Director General of the Institut Français, Sylviane Tarsot-Gillery was able during her mandate to enable the structure to sustain its many achievements and to develop the tools essential to the observation and promotion of dramatic writings.

Aurélie Filippetti has approved the appointment of Stéphane Fiévet as director of the Centre National du Théâtre (CNT), which will succeed Jacques Baillon on 1 November 2013.

It welcomes the action of Jacques Baillon at the head of this institution at the service of the profession and of all audiences. In recent years, the CNT has been able to develop tools for professionals such as the legal advisory service or integrate the national system of assistance for the creation of dramatic texts at the service of authors and contemporary creation. The CNT has carried out various actions in the territory to meet companies, artists and audiences. Jacques Baillon left his post after a professional life devoted to theatre and theatrical research, which led him from the sets to responsibilities within the administration of the Ministry, in permanent link with artists and institutions.

Stéphane Fiévet – actor, director, head of institution – has been able, as a theatre delegate in the Direction Générale de la Création Artistique since 2010, to contribute to the State’s policy in the fields of theatre, circus and street arts. It will have to face the challenge of what a National Theatre Centre must be, designed to serve professionals and the public in the context of the new challenges of the digital age. He left his position as theatre delegate on 24 May to conduct a forward-looking mission with the director general of artistic creation on the theatre resource, the conclusions of which he will present in the fall before taking office at the NTC.