Obsessed by the question “what is the essence of theatre?”, Mathilde Bagein obtained a degree in Scenic Arts from the Université d’Artois, in 2012.
Not fully satisfied with the answers she found in the books, Mathilde joined the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Lille and was selected for the three-year curriculum of Professionalisation in Acting. As part of her training, she discovered various old art forms such as taiji, mime, neutral and larval masks, classic and baroque speech, as well as clowning.
Enriched by these learnings, she started to perform for different projects with varied troupes at festivals in France. Pushed by the urge to discover how theatre is practised in other cultures, she also attended international workshops and the one-month intensive training of Suzuki and Viewpoints training by SITI Company in Paris. In order to fulfil her research on the origins of theatre and to meet other cultures, she joined Intercultural Theatre Institute in 2015.
Since graduating from ITI, Mathilde has directed several productions for The Theatre Factory: Cuisine et Dependances, Art and Couple Ouvert à Deux Battants, and has joined Centre Stage School of the Arts as a drama teacher. In 2020, she will be touring The Open Couple around French festivals in Southeast Asia.