Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin, Minister of Culture, was saddened to learn of the passing of Monique Blin.

An important figure in the theatre of the 1960s, she helped create the Nanterre-Amandiers Festival, of which she became the director of programming.

She was a tireless advocate of French-language theatre, especially African theatre, which she defended when she took over the management of the multidisciplinary festival of Francophonies de Limoges. It quickly became an international hub for the French-speaking performing arts, where it welcomed many authors, directors and companies.

Curious about everything, she constantly cleared and explored drama, music, dance and francophone theatre, often giving young talents a first chance.

She created within this festival a Maison des auteurs, a writing residence.

His passion for texts and his love of discovery have a role for French-language theatre and its authors, from Canada to Lebanon and the African continent.

It will leave a very strong imprint in the memories.

Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin extends her deepest condolences to her family and loved ones.