The Heroine’s Journey of Isabelle Rougerie

What is the best thing that I love about my work?

The discovery of a text, the music of the words, the repetitions, the exchange, the magic and the perpetual renewal of representations that are never the same. The flicker of an eyelash that will change a quarter note into a circle and that will invisibly evolve the exchange with your partner. The laughs, the giggles, the drink afterwards, come home, go to bed, redo the “game” and start again the next day.

What is my idea of happiness?

A home, friends, love, kids, dogs, cats, endless dinners and endless plans.

What is my greatest fear?

Sickness and Kaa in the Jungle Book.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?

Impatience.

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire?

Liza Minelli, Steven Spielberg, Paul Mc Cartney, Chandler Bing.

What is my greatest extravagance?

Hold on and continue to do my job during this pandemic shit.

On what occasion would I lie?

Only by obligation.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?

Hypocrisy.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work?

On stage.

If I could, what would I change about myself?

My lack of hypocrisy

What is my greatest achievement in work?

She’s coming …

Where would I most like to live?

Paris, near the sea, in the countryside, near the mountains, wherever the people I love are.

What is my most treasured possession?

My daughter

What is my most marked characteristic?

I imitate the walrus very well with two pretzels

What is my most inspirational location, in my city?

Notre Dame.

What is my favorite place to eat and drink, in my city?

Rue Maître Albert, under a tree and near Notre Dame.

What books influenced my life and how?

“The joy of living” by Émile Zola. The shock cannot be explained.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?

« My love » de Paul Mc Cartney

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?

Carrie Bradshaw, Scarlett O’Hara

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?

All those who went to the front …

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime?

“Schindler’s List”

What role play stories in my life and work?

The ones I write.

What do the words ‘You are the storyteller of your own life’ to me?

They tell me that we too often tend to forget it.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?

A few years ago it was my Labrador … Now …

Which people or companies would I like to work with in 2022?

There are so many people I would like to work with that there isn’t enough room to list them. And then, in this job, as in life, everything is made up of encounters, moments and hours. Let the stars do it …

What project, in 2022, am I looking forward to work on?

On the cover of my piece “Betty’s family” on other pieces, on the 2nd edition of the Corse en scène festival that we created Véronique Genest and me, in Calvi from July 18 to 21, 2022 and on a series for the original television.

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?

I know the word “passion”… But retirement? Explain me.

Which creative professionals should Peter invite to tell their story?

Stéphane Bierry, Patrick Zard, Fabrice Blind, Elsa Saladin


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