Franck Riester, Minister of Culture, has approved the proposal to appoint Muriel Mayette-Holtz as director of the Théâtre National de Nice - Centre dramatique national.

An actress, director and educator, Muriel Mayette-Holtz was a member of the Comédie-Française from 1988 before becoming its Chief Executive Officer in 2006, a position she held until 2014. The first woman to manage the prestigious public establishment, she was then appointed to the management of the Académie de France in Rome - Villa Médicis.

His project for the Théâtre National de Nice revolves around the presentation of major European texts in order to allow access to a large and renewed audience without excluding the stage writing of our time, which will echo the repertoire. It wishes to give a specific identity to the CDN, developing strong links with the theatres of "Mediterranean Europe" (Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece).

While increasing the series of performances in the theatre and densifying the regional, national and international tours of productions of the Théâtre National de Nice, Muriel Mayette-Holtz plans to work closely with local structures and teams, with a strong involvement in the field of education and amateurs. The Théâtre National de Nice will also be closer to the drama schools for the insertion of young actors.

Its ambition is to work to ensure that the place takes its place as a national and European reference while opening up to the city and its inhabitants in their diversity.

She will take the direction of the Théâtre National de Nice on 1er In November 2019, she will succeed Irina Brook, who has chosen to continue her activities in company and whose Minister welcomesan unwavering commitment to all audiences, especially young audiences, to share the pleasure of Shakespeare’s theatre and language".