Apply to the Théâtre du Soleil’s École Nomade
At Indianostrum – Pondicherry January 9th – 26th

During three weeks in January next year, we will develop together a collective practice using improvisation, masks, music, dance, and movement. The sessions of the École Nomade, which will
all take place in English, are not drama classes. They constitute, rather, moments of practical reflection, in which we seek to set out, explain, and clarify our methods and our collective way of working.


Anyone over the age of 16 years old is free to apply. It does not matter whether or not you have studied theatre before; but you must want to engage in the experiment of collective theatre-making. And, of course, you must be able to make yourself free to attend both the auditions and the three weeks of the École itself.


The École Nomade will last three weeks; animated by Ariane Mnouchkine, together with eleven other members of the Théâtre du Soleil, it will take place between the 9th and the 26th of January 2018. Our working day runs from 8am to 5pm. You should be ready to start work at 8am sharp, with a warm up organized in the gardens of the Colombani house, kindly made available by the Alliance Française de Pondicherry, which we would like to warmly thank for it. Please do bring with you two outfits: one very light attire for the warm-up, and another one, without flashy designs, from any plain color except green. All applicants will receive, in late December, a letter of convocation, inviting them to one of a number of selection days — group auditions — run by two members of the Théâtre du Soleil; these will be held at the Lycée Français de Pondichéry between January 5th and January 7th .


The selection process will involve two stages.
First, please send us a letter explaining why you wish to join in this workshop and attach a passportstyle photo to your application letter. The deadline for applying is on December 20th.  Applications should be sent to the following address:

Second, please ensure that you are free to come to one of the selection days (group auditions). These sessions are a necessary part of the process, and only candidates who attend these workshop auditions will be eligible for a place at the École. At the end of these workshops, around one hundred people will be invited to join the École.

How much?

This workshop is free. You will be responsible for your own meals and travel. Just inform us if you are able to accommodate yourself in Pondicherry.


Selections: at the Lycée Français de Pondichéry 12, Victor Simonel St, Pondicherry, 605001.
The workshop: at Indianostrum – N°7 Romain Rolland street, Pondicherry, 605001.

Thanks to?

This 2018 École Nomade is supported by the Institut Français in India, in the framework of Bonjour India !, the Consulate Generale of France in Pondicherry, the Lycée Français de Pondichéry, The Alliance Française of Pondicherry and the Government of Pondicherry (Department of Tourism).


Further details here: