Established in 1991, the TNB Drama School offers a 3-year degree program for aspiring actors.
The annual intake included a single class of 20 students aged 18 to 30, admitted on the basis of a selective entry examination. Upon his arrival, the new director, Arthur Nauzyciel, initiated an academic reform of the TNB Drama School, beginning with the class of 2018.
For the first time, the TNB director holds responsibility for both entities: the theater and the school. Thus, with an actor / stage director in charge, it is possible to provide both entities with a shared, coherent artistic project. Fully integrated into TNB as a whole, the TNB Drama School is conceived around a group of 27 associate artists. Its training aims to develop multidisciplinary performers open to the international field.
Three main focuses have characterised each year of training:
– First year, a study of the foundations of acting and an introduction to the creation process;
– Second, the creation of a repertoire performed in public through the project ‘Une saison à l’École’;
– Third year, opening beyond the four walls of the school, an individual programme of international mobility (with study trips or workshops overseas) plus the creation of large-scale works presented to the public.
In 2024, the school will recruit its twelfth intake. The auditions took place in the first semester of 2024 and training started in September 2024.
The TRANSMISSION program is set up by the TNB Drama School during the TNB Festival. It is a genuine opportunity for training and exchange aimed at young artists, both French and foreign, at the start of their professional careers or still studying, this event further strengthens the Festivals ambitions of opening up to as many people as possible and anchoring the School in lifelong learning.
The TRANSMISSION program is thought as a total immersive experience at the heart of the festival, during which the participants follow workshops, attend shows, conferences and artistic talks. Young professional actors and students participate through an individual call for application.
The 2nd edition of TRANSMISSION was set up by the TNB Drama School as part of the 2 week long TNB Festival 2023.
Photo: 11th promotion, 2021 © Gwendal Le Flem