Join us for a live Zoom conversation with director Jonathan Capdevielle, moderated by Florent Masse, following the online presentation of Rémi.

Be sure to watch the recording of the live performance of Rémi prior to the conversation.

The live conversation will be in French. The virtual event is free and open to the public.


The live conversation on Zoom will be presented at 3:00 PM (EDT). Advance registration required; registered guests will receive a Zoom invitation by email the day of the conversation.

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If you are in need of access accommodations in order to participate in this event, please email at least 2 weeks in advance of the event date.



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Photo by Julien Pebrel

JONATHAN CAPDEVIELLE was born in 1976 in Tarbes, France and lives in Paris. Trained at the National School of Puppetry Arts, he is an artist, actor, puppeteer, ventriloquist, dancer, and singer. Capdevielle is an associate artist at the Garonne Theater, European Stage, Toulouse and at the Center Dramatique National Orléans / Center-Val de Loire. Read Jonathan Capdevielle’s full bio




florent with short brown hair smiles in blue collar shirt and jacketFLORENT MASSE, who curates the Festival, was trained as an actor and director at Lille National Theater alongside his studies in American Literature and Civilization at the University of Lille. He later pursued his theater studies at Amherst College as a Levy-Despas Fellow and a teaching assistant in the Department of French. It is there that he originated L’Avant-Scène, a program that combines language and dramatic training. He has directed more than 60 full-length productions of canonical and new works of French theater since arriving at Princeton in 2001 and has hosted several prominent theater artists. In 2017, he was named Chevalier of Arts and Letters by the French Minister of Culture.

Presented By

  • Institut Français
  • Department of Art and Archaeology
  • Humanities Council
  • Center for French Studies
  • Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society
  • French American Cultural Exchange Foundation
  • Lewis Center for the Arts
  • Department of Comparative Literature
  • Cultural Services of the French Embassy
  • Department of French and Italian
  • L’Avant-Scène
  • Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies