About us

Directed by Antoine Gindt and Léo Warynski, produced by T&M in Nîmes, in an appropriate setting and an exceptional cultural context, the International Academy of Musical Theatre Direction brings together some forty young artists from all disciplines of the performing arts who wish to train, perfect or learn about the demanding art of directing musical works. Coming from twelve different countries, with an average age of twenty-seven, it is a new generation that is taking over the constantly renewed history of theatre and music.

The first edition of this unique training course in France, in addition to its educational content, offers ten or so public events: performances by the selected teams, master classes with personalities from the world of music and drama, a concert given by the young performers of the Academy and films showing recent extraordinary projects in the protean field of musical theatre.

Under the mentorship of a professional team, with renowned and experienced performers (soloists and musicians), the Academy gives the selected teams the possibility to stage a reference work of 20th century music theatre.

This production will be showed to the public and to the professionals at the end of the Academy.

The Academy has three main goals:

  • To offer a time of training, learning and practicing, reflection and exchange to young staging teams and to young artists coming from art, musical, theatrical (…) studies,
  • To give a chance to young artists to be in touch with the fundamental music theater repertoires of 20th and 21st century,
  • To share this educational period with the public and with cultural and performing arts professionals.

Selection 2022

Registrations closed October 15, allowed the following selection:

  • 3 teams for the 3 works to be staged
  • the individuel participants to the Academy

Staging Teams

Igor Strawinsky - The Soldier's Tale Project
Pierre Florac (Stage Direction, France), Eleonora Rodigari (Stage and Light design, Italy) – Paris/Milan (Cours Florent, Accademia di Brera)

Hans Werner Henze – El Cimarrón Project
Viktoria Agarkova (Stage Direction, Russia), Irina Deryabina (Set and Costumes Design, Russia) – Moscow (Russian University of Theatre Arts-GITIS)

Georges Aperghis – Récitations Project
Kapitolina Tcvetkova (Stage Direction, Russia), Clément Debras (Set, Light and Costumes Design, France) – Strasbourg (Haute Ecole des Arts du Rhin)


Stefano Boccacci (Italy-Colombia)
Gabriela Opacka (Poland)
Carlo Tortarolo (Italy)


Suzie Baret-Faby (Stage Direction, France), Yanick Betancourt Santoscoy (Stage direction, Mexico), Raphëlle Blin (Dramaturgy, France), Anita Cappucicinelli (percussion, Italy), Antonin Combet (Management, France), Mona Dahdouh (Stage Direction, France), Virginie Daigle (Writer, Stage Direction, Canada), Rosalind Fielding (Dramaturgy, United Kingdom), Arthur Hauvette (Stage Direction, France), Jeanne Levet (Set Design, France), Sérine Mahfoud (Stage Direction, France), Anna Oustinov (Stage Direction, France), Emmanuelle Peron (Stage Direction, France), Marlène Perriau (Choreography, France), Mitchell Polonsky (Stage Direction, USA), Sheila Sanfeliz (Composer, Spain), Kristyna Svihalkova (Percussion, Czech Republic), Hugo Valat (Dramaturgy, France), Mengqi Wang (Musicoly, China).
Students of Ecole Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Nîmes: Lorna Brun (4th year) Eloïse Kohn (4th year) Salomé Mercier (4th year) Juliette Vergori (5th year)

In 2022, the Academy welcomes

The Academy is free of charge (except for registration fees), travel and accommodation being at the expense of the participants.
A grant system can be studied.