PROJET BABEL

As we have the loveliest subsidiary company in Paris, artistically led by our former participant William Joop, we will dedicate this page to William and his project.

He will keep us posted of what is happening in Paris and how their work is evolving.

27/01/2016

WilliamJoop

Hello there !

I am William, I am French but I come from a tiny island lost in the middle of the huge Pacific Ocean. It’s called New Caledonia, and if you have never heard of it, check it out on the internet because it is a really pretty place!

Since 2010 I have been living in Paris where I study my biggest passion: theatre. In September 2014 I arrived in Vienna as an Erasmus student and enrolled in a fantastic adventure: .EVOL|ve ESN Theatre Company. I performed first in Kairos in January 2015, then in Tomorrowness in June 2015. I loved it so bad that with the help of my dear friend Barbara Wolfram I decided to extend the adventure to Paris! Now there is a little sister to .EVOL|ve ESN Theatre here in France and it is called PROJET BABEL.

Here you will be able to learn a bit more about us and what we do and how we do it. Step by step. Maybe one day we will be able to create a real network of such student-run international companies, and that would be wonderful. For the moment it’s just us two, but we really love each other, so it is okay!

Stay tuned and à bientôt!

William Joop

01/02/16

Bonjour tout le monde!

Now that we have met, let me tell you a bit more about the beginnings of PROJET BABEL, and about our actors.

First, and it is a big difference to our dear .EVOL|ve ESN Theatre Company, PROJET BABEL is executed by the University of Paris III – Sorbonne Nouvelle as an extra-curriculum course. That means that only students from our university can take part. Any student, from any branch, any age, any nationality. Of course we have said from the beginning that we were a theatre project aiming for international students to help them integrate in this bureaucratic anonymous non-sense that is the university of Paris III, but we have received so many mails and demands from French students, that we haven’t been able to decline their wish to take part in the project!

Now half of the group are international students, and the other half are regular French students from Paris III. Funnily enough a lot of these French students are binational!   Some of them have a long experience with theatre, some of the others don’t. They have told us on their first day: “I have never been on stage before, never had drama lessons, but I thought it could be nice to give it a try and be part of a group made by students for students”. And so by now twelve actresses are part of our project!

Next time, I will explain you more on how we have worked during this first semester of PROJET BABEL!

Till then, au revoir 🙂

William

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