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Didier Bezace


Didier Bezace co-founded the Théâtre de l'Aquarium à la Cartoucherie in 1970, where he attended every performance and managed the company until July 1997. Mr. Bezace then took the reins of the Théâtre de la Commune, Centre dramatique national d'Aubervilliers, where he has directed pieces by both contemporary and classic authors.

Mr. Bezace's work has been recognized with a number of awards. In 1995 he was awarded a Molière for his direction of La femme changée en renard  by David Garrett; in 1997 he received the Grand Prix for his direction of the play La Noce chez les petits bourgeois, as well as Grand'peur et misère du IIIe Reich  by Bertolt Brecht; he received the Grand Prix for scenography in 2004 for avis aux intéressés by Daniel Keene; in 2005 l'Académie des Molières awarded him two prizes for the direction and best adaptation of La version de Browning by Terence Rattigan ; and in 2011 the SACD (Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers) awarded him the distinguished Prix du Théâtre for his lifetime achievements. 
Mr. Bezace has also acted in films by Claude Miller, Bertrand Tavernier, Jeanne Labrune, Claude Zidi, and Rémi Bezançon, and has worked alongside actress Marion Cotillard.
Current as of March 2014
Didier Bezace