• 5.08.2024 - 14.09.2024
  • Performance - Theatre

Lénaïc Brulé

Lénaïc Brulé is an actress, playwright, and director. She studied drama at the Royal Conservatory of Mons (Belgium), graduating in 2009. In 2010, she founded Le Groupe Sanguin, a collective with which she stages contemporary texts in a horizontal creation dynamic. She will soon be on stage at Théâtre Le Public in “Zazie,” directed by Shérine Seyad (Cie Debout sur la chaise).

With a commitment to giving voice to marginalized individuals, she trained in Frédérique Lecomte’s directing method (Theatre and Reconciliation). In 2014, she was awarded the Vocatio grant for her project “Theatre as a Means of Reconstruction”. She worked in the Democratic Republic of Congo with demobilized child soldiers, and later in Rwanda in a region destabilized by territorial, ethnic, and religious conflicts. In 2018, in Ivory Coast, she directed eighteen young women in “The Emergence”, a performance advocating for women’s rights and fighting against inequalities.

In Belgium and Luxembourg, she develops participatory artistic forms with vulnerable, marginalized, or excluded populations due to their administrative, economic, social, or disability status.

The photographic film “Porte-Voix”, co-directed with Alborz Teymoorzadeh, is one of her projects. The film features about ten portraits of people representing the cultural diversity of Luxembourg. It was screened in February 2024 at the Festival des Migrations, des Cultures et de la Citoyenneté, as well as at the “Openscreen” evening of the Lux Film Festival.

As a seasoned traveler, Lénaïc has extensive international experience. She trained in Argentina (Theatre Organic), worked in Quebec (Les Deux Mondes), and explored Peru, Bolivia, India, Costa Rica, and Morocco. In 2021, she was selected to participate in the International Francophone Theatre Commission’s incubator program in Lebanon. In 2022, she took part in the thirtieth edition of the School of Masters under the direction of Claudio Tolcachir, which took place across four European countries.

As a playwright, her first dramatic text “Ricochet” was published by Lansman Editions in 2022. It won the Beaumarchais writing grant from the SACD and received several distinctions in reading committees in France. She also co-wrote the play “King Grenouille” with Franck Lemaire and Fàbio Godinho, published in Les Cahiers Luxembourgeois, commissioned by the collective Le Gueuloir for Esch 2022, the European Capital of Culture.

She is currently working on a short form for young audiences for the collection “Dia-Lu-Logues”, which will be published by Lansman in 2024.

Lénaïc Brulé will be in residence from August 5th to September 14th, 2024 at neimënster to develop her theatrical writing project entitled “Women, Life, Freedom!”, which will be based on the Iranian liberation movement following the death of the young woman Mahsa Amini. With the support of Wallonie Bruxelles International.


Lénaïc Brulé © Alborz Teymoorzadeh