Presenter Interview プレゼンターインタビュー
Théâtre de Gennevilliers
A bridge to Contemporary Japanese Theater
Daniel Jeanneteau is a leading director in the French contemporary theater scene. He is renowned for his productions combining aesthetically sophisticated stage art making creative use of scenography and lighting, and very exacting interpretations of script. Using Japanese actors, he directed three performances for the Shizuoka Performing Arts Center (SPAC): “Blasted,” “The Glass Menagerie,” and “The Blind,” and the figures of the French theater scene who already frequent Japan, he is one of the most knowledgeable about the arts scene in Japan. Since January of 2017, Jeanneteau has taken on the role of director at Théâtre de Gennevilliers as successor to Pascal Rambert, an individual with strong ties to the Komaba Agora Theater (home theater of Oriza Hirata). In this interview conducted in December of 2016 just preceding his accession to the role of director, Jeanneteau spoke about the upcoming projects of the Théâtre de Gennevilliers and relations with Japan, as he made his visit to Japan in preparation for the “Japonismes 2018” program organized by the Japan Foundation.
Interviewer: Shintaro Fujii, Waseda University