Nos vies inachevées

Barbès 35 Company

Nos vies inachevées

Cendre Chassanne

Creation 2023

It could be the story of a small business or a family, but it is a theater company that is at the heart of the work. In a staggeing whirlwind where reality and fiction are intertwined, an author on the run draws a gallery of portraits, of actresses and actors at work and establishes a state of the world. The world is upside down. Will the actors always be able to tell the priceless joy of being there, together? And to revive the meaning of Our lives? A theater overflowing with emotions, derision and humanity, joyful and unpredictable. A comedy.

We may be an illusion, but we can't be erased from the scenery. An actor is eternal, my friend. A fucking stinking liberal ideology can't cancan-cancel us.

Company presentation

The Barbès 35 company, created by Cendre Chassanne and Jean-Baptiste Gillet, presented "Crocodiles" at 11. during the 2019 Avignon festival and "Bovary, films are more harmonious than life" at the Théâtre des Halles in 2016.

The company promotes contemporary theater and troupe theater.

After creating Nos films, a collection of film stories with 9 actors, Cendre Chassanne wrote Nos vies inachevées at La Chartreuse Villeneuve Lez Avignon for 8 actors, a sociological comedy which was created at Le Volcan, SN du Havre in 2023.

Cendre Chassanne - Author / Metteure en scene

Cendre Chassanne is a trained actress, and she is also a stage director, an author and the Barbes 35 company artistic director.

She entered the Ecole de l'Acteur Créateur, under the aegis of Alain Knapp, then director of the TNS. The school offers training where the fields of acting and stage direction are inextricably linked. She acted and worked with Didier Ruiz, Laurent Serrano, Cécile Backès, Gérald Châtelain. She accompanied Anne Bitran and Olivier Vallet, staged Ginette Guirolle and Le nombril d'Adam, L'Histoire du Soldat, and then created the Compagnie Barbès 35. She directed texts from the classical and contemporary repertoires, she still writes and has been associated for the last few years with the Volcan, Le Havre Scène nationale where she has campaigned for a public, popular and committed theater in all territories.


Text and direction Cendre Chassanne
Assistant director and dramaturgy Pauline Hubert
Performance Nathalie Bitan, Cendre Chassanne, Rémi Fortin, Thomas Gaubiac, Jean-Baptiste Gillet, Pauline Gillet-Chassanne, Carole Guittat, Zacharie Lorent
Set design and lighting Pierre-Yves Boutrand
Assistant to the scenography and construction Oscar Gillet
Stage manager Léon Bony
Music Mathias Castagné
Sound Édouard Alanio
Costumes Violaine De Cazenove
Diffusion Camille Bard
Administration and production Antonnella Saffré
Press Delphine Colin


Production Barbès 35 Company

Coproduction Le Volcan – Scène nationale du Havre, Le Théâtre de Thouars, Scène conventionnée, L’Espace des Arts scène nationale de Châlon-sur-Saône, Le Château Rouge, scène conventionnée de Annemasse, le Théâtre-Scène conventionnée d’Auxerre, Le Château de Monthelon.

Supported by La Chartreuse, Centre national des écritures du spectacle, TPM, CDN de Montreuil, Théâtre Paris Villette, Malévoz Quartier Culturel – Monthey Suisse, La ville de Saint Saturnin les Apt, La Fonderie au Mans – atelier de fabrique artistique.

The company is supported by the Ministry of Culture (DRAC Bourgogne-Franche-Comté), the Regional Council of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, the Departmental Council of Yonne and France Active Bourgogne.

© Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Your contacts in Avignon (pro only)

Camille Bard
06 20 78 38 19 /


09:45 > 12:00shuttle ride included

09 > 24.07

Breaks on 12 & 19.07

Château de Saint-Chamand Route /

Show 10:05 > 11:40
From 12 years old

Tarif Plein : 20,50€
Tarif Off : 14€
Tarif Pro : 9€

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