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33èmes Rencontres du Jeune Théâtre Européen

From the autumn 2020, it appeared that the 33rd Rencontres du Jeune Théâtre Européen scheduled from July, 2nd to 11th won’t be a “normal” edition. Throughout the months, we have followed closely the evolution of the pandemic and the succession of sanitary measures taken by public authorities.

We have developed different hypotheses. In May 2021, the French government released the programming of the return to certain normality by the summer. And we were able to build the 33es Rencontres.

This 33rd edition will be unique. It meets constraints and requirements in a way we wanted the most possible efficient and happy.

The 2021 Rencontres will be:

  • Online Rencontres with a short films festival: 15 short movies realized by 15 companies from 13 European countries. These movies will be broadcast on the Créarc’s Youtube channel from July, 2nd to 11th, and on the social networks Facebook, Instagram.
  • Face-to-face Rencontres: 9 outdoor performances on the places and in the streets of Grenoble and around. With two key moments on the week end of 3rd, 4th, 9th and 10th July.
  • A theatrical realization stage leads by Créarc from July, 5th to 10th
  • to create the final show. This one will be presented on Saturday, 10th July at the Theatre de Verdure.
  •  A European Seminary on July, 9th and 10th, gathering theatre artists from all across Europe. The theme will be “The Theatre, the Youth and Europe facing the consequences of the pandemic”.

An abundant edition that we imagined like a picture of the present and a preparation of the future.

Something exalting for a new impetus. 


Spring is getting closer every day. And the hibernation of the adult theatre workshops seems set to continue. Indeed, as you can see, the epidemic shows no sign of abating. And the public authorities are maintaining the prohibition measures they took on 28 October last.

We hope that you are getting through this otherwise difficult period without too much damage.

At Créarc, we have been able to maintain the children's and teenagers' workshops, the 8 decentralised workshops (with schools and medical-social establishments) and the rehearsals of the Arist-Créarc troupe of intellectually disabled actors.

We are also working on the 33rd Rencontres du Jeune Théâtre Européen, which are scheduled for 2 to 11 July 2021. We have various options: face-to-face, digital, semi-face and semi-digital.

We are maintaining the Internet exchanges with the members of the Young European Theatre network. This European link is a powerful support for them and for us. It reaffirms in a chaotic context the need for solidarity, dialogue and partnerships.

We will keep you informed in the coming weeks. Do not hesitate to contact us for more information

Until then, please take care of yourselves.

With our friendship.

Fernand Garnier and the Créarc team.

PS: you will find below the link of the Youtube channel of Créarc, think of subscribing to it.



Happy New Year

Each new year presents itself with a share of the unknown. The year 2021 is exceptional in this regard. In the scenario in which we have been participating since March 2020, the date of the first lockdown due the Covid-19 pandemic, the twists and turns have not ceased with their lot of anguish and uncertainty. When will the climax of the crisis occur? Who can tell? What forms will the outcome take? We don't know. So what can we wish for each other? For our part, we will say: intelligence, sensitivity and kindness in the face of what is coming, to make as eventual worst to a possible better. And as men and women of theatre, may this long ordeal lead to more beauty and more fraternity.

Happy New Year.

Fernand Garnier and the Créarc team


Fluctuat nec mergitur

This motto of Paris City could be, today, the Créarc’s one. We have indeed entered the 3rd of the 2nd lockdown. But our hibernation is only apparent. Certainly some activities had been suspended or cancelled: workshops, Antoine and Cleopatra performance by the Arist-Créarc troupe... but others are maintained: workshops in schools, preparation of the Young European Theatre Rencontres in July 2021, exchanges with the members of the Network, deposit of grant applications...The future, although very uncertain, is being prepared. In the immediate future, the General Assembly will take place on Tuesday, 8th December, 2020. Thanks to the members to participate or to send back the proxy be email.The last sign of the surrounding disorder is that the Créarc’s telephone is out of order for a few more days. You can reach us by email at crearc@crearc.fr or via messenger.

We don’t forget you and we think of the happiness of our reunions.

Take care of yourself,

The Créarc’s team


The 32 nd Rencontres du Jeune Théâtre Européen which was originally slated from the 3rdto the 12thof July 2020 in Grenoble are cancelled. This decision follows the French Public authorities’ measure to suspend every shows and festivals until 15 July 2020 in order to handle the coronavirus outbreak. The Rencontres du Jeune Théâtre Européen are a major moment in the Network’s life and in Grenoble cultural life. This year, they should have gathered 18 theatre troupes from 12 European countries and they should have made Grenoble a center for artistic and civic exchanges.

The cancellation of the Rencontres is a mourning and a loss.

But the outbreak is at one with the theatre history since the beginning of this one. Remember Sophocles, Oedipus Rex and the plague devastating Thebes. The crisis we are currently experiencing is a test, a journey through hells, a “trial by fire”. What we could wish and what we could work for is to get out of this crisis more aware of our mutual humanity and to create art and beauty. Like the phoenix, we have to rise from our ashes.

The Crearc, center of the Young European Theater Network, is a European Non-Governmental Organization that organizes theatrical and cultural exchanges throughout the year. All Network members, connected to each other by internet and social networks will pursue their work and, as soon as the situation will allow it, they will set up new collaborations, including the 33rd Rencontres du Jeune Théâtre Européen in July 2021.

Fernand Garnier



The Crearc is a theatrical company which creates shows with professional and non professional actors.
It does it with associations, organizations and collectivities. That’s how it has created “Neuf femmes en blanc” jointly with Chambéry Hospital Centre, "Barnave”with the National Association of History and Geography teachers...
It also realizes European co-productions together with companies from various countries: La Mère by Witkiewicz with the Machulski theatre school, Ivanov with the Vilnius Theatre Academy, la Cité du Soleil with the International Theatre Festival from Bejaia.
It considers this policy of creation as a part of a cultural action aiming to share cultural and artistic practices. In that way, the Crearc organizes many theatre and reading workshops.
All those activities develop synergy between local, regional, national, European and International levels.

Events of this month - Creations and worshops

More informations to come.

If you want to, you can turn to the upcoming events of the Petit Theatre.

August 2021
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