The Public Theater of Montreuil, formerly Nouveau théâtre de Montreuil, is led by playwright and stage director Pauline Bayle since the 1st of January. In June 2022, Pauline revealed her new project, introducing the TPM - Théâtre Public de Montreuil.
What’s a National Drama Center?
One would say it feels like home.
Home for artists where they can come to create and a home for spectators to come and see their creations. But home for those who seek shelter from the chaos of the city as well. The TPM is not your typical theater, it is a heterotopia: like Michel Foucault's concept, the TPM provides a safe place for our dreams yet firmly roots itself in reality by promoting openness, celebration, and surprises.
Hospitality is key at the TPM. If its first role is to broadcast plays, as expected, the TPM also shelters a bar, a restaurant, a pop-up bookshop, a photo gallery, and organizes conferences and workshops.
As a National Drama Center, the Public Theater of Montreuil is a space to encourage artistic production. The TPM aspires to reveal the multifaceted nature of contemporary creation and redefine the spectator experience as diversity and vitality are now rapidly growing aspects of the performing arts.
Thus, six artistic teams from multidisciplinary backgrounds were appointed as associate artists to the TPM until 2025:
– the pair of filmmakers Lise Akoka and Romane Gueret
– the playwright and director Baptiste Amann
– the collective of artists Bajour
– the director and choreographer Fanny de Chaillé
– the Munstrum Theater Company
– the radio host Charlotte Pudlowski
Whether they wish to explore, create or practice, each of these artists will be able to settle down in the Public Theater of Montreuil and benefit from its resources.
In the same vein, the TPM also supports the growth of emerging artists. Every season, the theater welcomes one artist-in-residence to let them benefit from the network of cultural institutions. For the season 22/23, playwright and director Tatiana Spivakova will be our artist-in-residence.
Throughout the year, the TPM schedules a variety of workshops, debates and meetings around the programme. The theater is not only a building but first and foremost, a team of people and artists whom you'll be able to meet through our travelling shows all around the Paris region.