Johanny Bert 

theater director, visual artist, puppeteer

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The Performances of Johanny Bert are broadcast outside France in Theaters or international festivals 


  - Krafff  China, Italy, Swiss, 10 African countries, India...

  - The Little Bath China (Shanghai - Pekin), Edinburgh, Swiss, Spain, Belgium, Malta

  - She No Princess, He No Hero 

 For the first time, Johanny Bert made this play in New York between January and March 2019. 

 Written by Magali Mougel and translated by Chris Campbell with a cast of American actors,     commissioned by the FIAF for TILT FESTIVAL 2019.

  - Hen

Festival Skin, Dschungel Wien, Austria, Luxembourg, Swiss, international Puppet Festival of Charleville Mézières (fr)

Johanny Bert begins to develop collaborations with foreign artists and theaters to continue to develop research on hybrid creations.




press about the performance hen



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Johanny Bert prepares an original staging of the Mozart opera Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) at L'Opéra National du Rhin (Strasbourg/Fr) in December 2022

In November 2023 he will create an opera for singers and puppets inspired by the film The Wings of Desire - Win wenders

Composer : Othman Louati

Librettist : Gwendoline Soublin

international performances


Where your eyes fall

A visual and sound performance without texts, without words  created for the Festival d'Avignon 2021 2021 with a musician composer saxophonist 

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Hen show

HEN is a puppet character, manipulated in full view of the audience by two actors. HEN transforms and plays with masculine and feminine images, thanks to a body which can change, imbued with sarcasm and insolence as necessary. 

HEN, a character who is full of life, exuberant, an outrageous diva, virile in heels, singing of love, hope, bodies and sexuality, with absolute freedom.

Young and adults audience


She no princess
He no hero

It's a play for two actors telling a story in two parts. Taking place throughout two distinct spaces for two 30-person groups, the piece transports the audience through the clichés and stereotypes young boys and girls confront as they come of age. (english langage)

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A Little Bath

Imagined for very young audiences and the adults accompanying them, Le Petit Bain is a creation based on material which is at once concrete, recognizable for the child – but which can also become an abstraction, a playing field for the imagination: bubble bath. 

Working with this fascinating material is a dancer who sculpts the foam to create fragile masses, landscapes and a number of ephemeral characters. (show without words)



Johanny Bert is an actor, a puppeteer and a director. Through his creations and artistic journey he has developed a unique theatrical language, a confrontation between an actor and an object and the marionette form. He was only 21 when he created his first piece, in which language is a sort of visual score, Le petit bonhomme à modeler (The little shapeable man) which toured from 2002 to 2008, then he created for the "Festival A Suivre" at the national theatre in Clermont-Ferrand Les Pieds dans les nuages (Feet in the clouds) which toured from 2004 to 2012, a creation inspired by the work of the american photographer and plasticien, Robert ParkeHarrison.

He then began focusing on the relationship between writers and writing (commissions, unpublished texts recovered from reading panels or repertory texts). In 2005, he commissioned four writers for Histoires Post-it/ On est bien peu de chose quand même! (Post-it stories/ We’re really not much!), then, Krafff (2007) in collaboration with the choreographer Yan Raballand (inspired by a text by Heinrich Von Kleist).

TheThreepenny Opera (2007) by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill. Les Orphelines (The Orphans) (2009), a writing commission to Marion Aubert with Le Préau, CDR de Vire, and L’Opéra du Dragon (Dragon Opera) by Heiner Müller, translated by Maurice Taszman.



Johanny Bert, Director