The ALZHAR theatre troupe, based in Marseille, is interested in understanding the culture and identity of the Mediterranean region. Their approach? The actors of the ensemble lead acting workshops in a wide variety of settings: middle schools, prisons, hospitals, shelters and more. The content collected from these often out-of-the-ordinary encounters is then used as inspiration for the staging of their full-length performances.

To bring the works of Albert Camus to life, for example, the theatre company went to find inspiration from the residents of the Saint Georges retirement home…

Find out more about this dynamic and truly collaborative initiative!

ALZHAR is supported by the BNP Paribas Foundation’s Projet Banlieues programme.