Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin, Minister of Culture, in agreement with Philippe Bouyssou, Mayor of Ivry-sur-Seine, and Christian Favier, President of the Departmental Council of Val-de Marne, approved the proposal to appoint Nasser Djemaï as director of the Théâtre des Quartiers d'Ivry, the Val-de-Marne national drama centre.
A graduate of the École Nationale Supérieure de la Comédie de Saint-Étienne and the Birmingham School of Speech and Drama in Great Britain, Nasser Djemaï is an actor, author and director. Drawing on his memories and those of his parents, in his dual culture, in the history of ordinary lives taken in the currents of great history, Nasser Djemaï has been composing for several years a poetic repertoire intended to fill the missing narratives.
He proposes to transform the Ivry-sur-Seine National Drama Centre into an imaginary theatre, giving a central place to contemporary playwrights such as Pauline Bureau, Tamara Al Saadi, Elise Chatauret and Estelle Savasta, to create the stories of tomorrow.
Under the leadership of its director, its team and associated artists, the Théâtre des Quartiers d'Ivry will be “a theatre in vibration with the world”, a link between territories, cultures and generations, and placed under the sign of transmission.