Emmanuelle Delpech

Theater - Devised Performance (MFA + Certificate)

Assistant Professor
MFA, Temple University
Diploma, Ecole Internationale de Theatre Jacques Lecoq

Emmanuelle Delpech is an actor, teacher and director. She was classically trained at the Ecole Superieur d'Art Dramatique de la ville de Paris, and studied physical theatre at l'Ecole Internationale de Theatre Jacques Lecoq. She holds an MFA in Directing from Temple University. A former member of Pig Iron Theatre Company, Emmanuelle has been a performer/co-creator of such productions as Gentlemen Volunteers, Flop, Hell Meets Henry Halfway (Barrymore nomination for best supporting actress) and James Joyce is Dead and So Is Paris (Barrymore Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical). She created and performed Madame Douce-Amere, a wordless clown duet at the 2005 Philadelphia Lives Arts festival, which was also produced by 1812 Productions at the Walnut street theatre in October 2006. Emmanuelle directed Oedipus at FDR, an urban adaptation of Sophocles Greek tragedy “Oedipus at Colonus” at the FDR Skate park for the 2008 Philadelphia Live Arts festival.

In June/July 2009, Emmanuelle performed with The Second City Chicago in Reverie, directed by Dexter Bullard which was premiered at the “Just for Laughs” festival in Montreal. Emmanuelle worked with director Steve Cosson on the Civilians'  The Great Immensity, and was assistant director for its first performance at the Princeton Atelier. She worked again with Steve Cosson as a mime consultant for Anne Washburn's new play A Devil at Noon, which premiered at the Humana Festival in Louisville in March 2011. In December 2010, The Philly Shakes Cabaret Series presented her adaptation of Marivaux's La Dispute. Emmanuelle directed La Bete for the Arden Theatre Company as part of their 2014/15 Season, and The Legend of Georgia McBride for the Arden’s 16/17 season.  Emmanuelle has taught at University of the Arts and Swarthmore College. She taught a Clown workshop for the Volcano Institute in Toronto, and regularly teaches workshops in New York City and at colleges and universities throughout the U.S. Emmanuelle currently teaches a 2-semester Lecoq Class at Temple University for undergraduate and graduate students and is a faculty member of the Headlong Performance Institute.

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