Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin, Minister of Culture, in agreement with the City of Dijon and the Burgundy-Franche-Comté Region, agreed to the proposal to appoint Maëlle Poésy as director of the Théâtre Dijon-Bourgogne, a national drama centre.
Born in 1984, Maëlle Poésy was trained at the École supérieure d'art dramatique of the Théâtre national de Strasbourg before creating the Crossroad company in Dijon and being an artist associated with the Théâtre Dijon Bourgogne, the Théâtre de la Cité – CDN Toulouse Occitanie and the «Marseille theatres». In addition to her work as a director in France and abroad, she works as a teacher at the Ecole Régionale d'Acteurs in Cannes and Marseille and at the Université Bordeaux Montaigne in Licence d'Arts du Spectacle.
Maëlle Poésy intends to make the Théâtre Dijon-Bourgogne an instrument capable of challenging the boundaries of the theatre, the city and the region, but also the generational and social boundaries to federate a broad and diverse audience. A community of artists, composed of Tamara Al Saadi, Julie Berès, Yngvild Aspeli and David Geselson will live alongside him and irrigate the territory with open and multidisciplinary proposals. His work will be marked by the production of dramas that reflect the world of today, with the association of three authors to the project: Gustave Akakpo, Julie Ménard and Kevin Keiss, associated with the management. Maëlle Poésy wants to create participatory forms with the inhabitants of Burgundy-Franche-Comté and explore new ways to create, serving a generous, popular and family theater. Special attention will be paid to youth, with a constant concern for transmission, access to culture and renewal of audiences.
Maëlle Poésy will take up her duties on September 1, 2021, succeeding Benoît Lambert, who was appointed to the Comédie de Saint-Etienne on March 1. Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin salutes the action of the latter at the head of the Dijon-Burgundy Theatre of which he made a noted establishment for his itinerant work in the Burgundy territory, and for the accompaniment of emerging artistic teams.