Jeune Lune co-founder reflects on 25 years in theater


Paris native Dominique Serrand is Artistic Director and co-founder of Theatre de la Jeune Lune. He studied at the Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris, as did Jeune Lune founders Vincent Gracieux, Barbara Berlovitz and Robert Rosen. Dominique has acted, conceived, directed and designed for most Jeune Lune productions for more than 25 years, concentrating more on directing.

Dominique’s directing credits include The Kitchen, Lulu, The Bourgeois Gentleman, Romeo and Juliet, Red Noses, 1789, Children of Paradise: Shooting a Dream, Three Musketeers, The Pursuit of Happiness, Queen Elizabeth, Tartuffe, Gulliver, The Seagull, The Miser, The Little Prince and Amerika or The Disappearance. He staged several operas including The Magic Flute, Cosi Fan Tutte, Don Juan Giovanni, Figaro, and Carmen. Dominique’s directing stages include Berkeley Repertory Theatre, The La Jolla Playhouse, Yale Repertory Theatre, American Repertory Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Alley Theatre, The Guthrie Theater, and the Children’s Theatre Company, amongst others. Dominique has been knighted by the French Government in the Order of Arts and Letters.

For the 2006-2007 season, The Jeune Lune will feature Moliere’s “The Miser” and “Tartuffe,” and Mozart-inspired works “Don Juan Giovanni” and “Figaro.”

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