Emmanuelle Delpech

Adjunct Faculty
209 Tomlinson Theater, 1301 W. Norris Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122
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Emmanuelle was classically trained in France at the Ecole Supérieure d’Art Dramatique de la Ville de Paris and then studied physical theater at l’Ecole Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq.  She went back to school in Philadelphia and earned an MFA from Temple University in Directing. She has also graduated from the Jacques Lecoq school and is a certified Lecoq teacher. She was a member of The Pig Iron Theatre Company for 8 years as an actor/creator.

As an independent artist, Emmanuelle directs new creations for other artists, she also creates and performs in her own pieces or directs for regional theaters. She created and performed Spinning Immigrant, and in Madame Douce-Amere produced by 1812 Productions. Her collaboration with Jen Child continued for her project The Woman and Comedy Project: It’s my party! ‍Emmanuelle also directed Oedipus at FDR, FRONTIN’ with James Ijames on the tradition of Blackface performances and the identity of the black performers in America, Charlotte Ford’s BANG, her clown adaptation of Marivaux’s La Dispute, and for her thesis Moliere’s Tartuffe as an urban clown feast.

As a teacher, Emmanuelle has taught semester-long courses at Swarthmore College, Bryn Mawr College and University of the Arts. She has also taught workshops for the Volcano Institute in Toronto and the Movement Theater Studio in NYC (where she is a regular on the Director’s track) and in higher ed at Williams College, Denison University and Davidson College. She travels often around the United States (Chicago, Los Angeles, NYC) to teach workshops to artists seeking a devised practice. Emmanuelle was a regular faculty member of the Headlong Performance Institute and is a full time professor at the Pig Iron School for Advanced Training.

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