Rodrigue Homero Saturnin Barbe


Rodrigue Homero Saturnin Barbe

Storyteller, actor, director


Rodrigue Homero Saturnin BARBE is a storyteller, actor, and director originally from the Central African Republic. He also holds a Ph.D. in Literature and Performing Arts, with a focus on theatrical studies, from Laval University (Quebec, Canada). Between fall 2015 and winter 2017, Rodrigue collaborated on a postdoctoral research project on “anti-power” theater in Africa and the Balkans. In addition to establishing connections with some engaged theater artists, this collaboration enabled him to facilitate exchanges in the research field, particularly between Laval University in Quebec and Babes-Bolyai University in Romania. The University of Istanbul also hosted Rodrigue as part of this research project in June 2015.

As the author of several scholarly articles on African theater and storytelling, Rodrigue has also written two plays. Over 21 years of involvement in the theater scene, this artist-researcher has participated in numerous theater and storytelling festivals in Africa, Quebec, and Europe as an actor and storyteller. He is particularly engaged in storytelling performances and socially engaged theater. Dr. BARBE is also a trainer of young talents in theater and storytelling. Since October 2022, he has been collaborating with Fusion Jeunesse as the coordinator of theater activities in several schools in Quebec City. He has been living in Quebec City since August 2009.

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