Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin, Minister of Culture, in agreement with Édouard Philippe, Mayor of Le Havre, Bertrand Bellanger, President of the Departmental Council of Seine-Maritime and Hervé Morin, President of the Regional Council of Normandy, gives its approval to the appointment of Camille Barnaud to the management of the Volcan, national scene of Le Havre, on the unanimous proposal of the jury meeting on March 24, 2022. 

Deputy Director of Phoenix, Valenciennes National Scene, since 2018, Camille Barnaud has been Administrator of the Glass Menagerie, Attaché of cooperation and cultural action at the Embassy of France in Cuba and responsible for development at the Centre Dramatique National d'Orléans.

His project proposes a new course for the Volcano around three values: (re)invent, share, radiate. 

The renewed program will present all the disciplines of live performance and will open on visual arts, literature, even play and sport. Special attention will be paid to children and youth throughout the season and the Ad Hoc festival will be maintained and extended to secondary school students. 

Four associate artists will be accompanied for three years by the Volcan in their creation and research projects and invested in the life of the national scene and in the dynamics of cultural action.  Camille Barnaud will make the Volcan a cross-disciplinary creative hub with a European dimension, reinforced by a strategy of pooling at the territorial level and national and international partnerships. 

The National Scene will be open to the city and the city, its history and iconic cultural events, and in interaction with its environment, welcoming audiences throughout the day.

Camille Barnaud succeeds Jean-François Driant, director of the Volcan since 2006, whose minister wishes to commend the action at the head of this historic national scene, where it welcomed the greatest national and international artists with the will to make their works accessible to the greatest number.