Emmanuelle Delpech is an actor, teacher and director. As an actor she was classically trained at the Ecole Superieur d’Art Dramatique de la ville de Paris, and then studied physical theatre at l’Ecole Internationale de Theatre Jacques Lecoq. She recently graduated from Temple University and earned an MFA in Directing.
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 1812Productions at the Walnut street theatre in October 2006.
Emmanuelle directing debut includes Oedipus at FDR, an urban adaptation of Sophocles Greek tragedy “Oedipus at Colonus” performed 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 for the Civilians’ new piece The Great Immensity to share her physical theater skills with director Steve Cosson 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 just directed Moliere’s Tartuffe as her thesis for the Temple Repertory Theater. Emmanuelle has been working with Jen Child for 1812 Productions for her new project “Woman and Comedy” in a series of 3 week workshop with woman from different group age, background and ethnicities.
She is thrilled to start working this fall 2011 on an original piece with James Ijames on the tradition of Blackface performances and with Charlotte Ford on a clown striptease exploration.
Emmanuelle received a Best of Philly 2011 by the Philadelphia Magazine as Best Theater Artist.
Emmanuelle has taught at University of the Arts, Swarthmore College and Temple University. The last 2 summers, she taught a Clown workshop for the Volcano Institute in Toronto. Emmanuelle is a faculty member of the Headlong Performance Institute and of the Pig Iron School for Advanced Training (