Born in the suburbs of Paris, Emilie Charriot started acting when she was eight. She was an actress and instructor in Paris before she joined the Lausanne la Manufacture school in 2009. In 2013, Charriot was commissioned by the Michalski Foundation to direct Slawomir Mrozek La sérénade, and in 2014, she adapted Virginie Despentes’ King Kong Théorie for the stage. The show was very successful internationally (in Belgium, France, Switzerland and Germany) and it was part of the first edition of Sélection Suisse en Avignon. She directed Tchékhov’s Ivanov in l’Arsenic and she was awarded the Leenaards Fellowship in 2018. She directed Antoine Jaccoud’s Le zoophile, as well as Annie Ernaux’s Passion simple and Peter Handke’s Outrage au public and Vocation in Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne. She created a German version of Claudine Galea’s Un sentiment de vie for Theater Basel, and she did a French version with Valérie Dréville for Théâtre National de Strasbourg and in Vidy. This piece was reprised in Paris (Bouffes du Nord) the following year. She is still working with Theater Basel this season, as she prepares her adaptation of R.W Fassbinder’s Die bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant. Charriot still works as an actress, and she had the lead role in Robin Harsch’s first feature film.
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