Bruno Freyssinet is a theatre director and project designer for La Transplanisphère (Paris, France).
He questions the appropriation and transposition on stage of contemporary political topics. Through cooperation projects, he stages performances linked to workshops and debates with audiences.
In 2009, he has co-directed Stuff Happens (David Hare) at Nanterre- Amandiers Theatre (France). The play questioned the period from 9/11 to second Iraq war from the US ans western leaders point of view. After this experience, he started developing international cooperation projects.
In cooperation with partners from 12 different countries, he designed and directed 3 projects supported by the EU Culture programme :
- In 2011-2012, he has initiated Rec>ON (reconciliation) and it’s associated play The Descendants, in collaboration with Armenia, Germany and Turkey. The play has been first performed in Yerevan (Oct. 2011), then in Paris and Berlin (May 2012) and Wuppertal (April 2013).
- In 2013-2014, he has run World Crisis Theatre, a project questioning the Financial and Debt crisis on European cohesion, in cooperation with partners from Iceland, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Germany and Sweden. In Summer 13, he led a first creative session staging The Power of Yes (David Hare) in Athens with a crew of 10 european artists, then performed in Epidaurus Ancient Theatre. This experience led to the creation of The European Crisis Games in Teatermaskinen (Sweden) in April 14, then on Tour in Berlin, Paris, Rome and Evora (Portugal).
- In 2014-2015, he directed One Land Many Faces, a project exploring the european identity in progress in the frame of the migrants crisis. 6 countries was part of the partnership : Germany, Hungary, Belgium, UK, Spain and France. The project committed 5 international authors and a crew of 10 european artists including 2nd generation sons of migrants. The activities included workshops with refugees, students, amateur adults, and a tour in the 6 participating countries.