Purple Hare Theatre Company, formerly ‘Les Enfants Terribles’, is a Franco-Irish Theatre company based in Dublin, Ireland. It was founded in early 2016 by two talented Franco-Irish artists, Nathalie Clement and Stella Godmet. Our Theatre company aims at producing new writing and bringing it to an international audience.
‘Le lapin Agile’ is a well-known Parisian Cabaret, which dates back from the end of the 17th century and is located at the heart of Montmartre. Its name originates from the cartoonist who designed its sign, André Gill. In his painting, he represents the attempted escape of a rabbit from a pot to which it is destined. Over the years, Le Lapin Agile became the HQ of artists of all kinds, such as Pablo Picasso, Toulouse Lautrec, Auguste Renoir, Paul Verlaine and others. It is at the Lapin Agile that singer Edith Piaf was discovered. ‘The Sadness of the Little Sparrow’ being our first piece to bring to the stage, we decided to draw from that experience and Edith Piaf’s story and became Purple Hare Theatre Company.
Nathalie Clement – Co-Founder
Nathalie is a Franco-Irish actress, writer, director and producer.
She initially studied business and graduated with a French MSc and a Canadian MBA. She worked in Marketing and Project Management for Google for a few years before deciding to pursue full-time her real passion, acting. She is now using the skills she acquired in business school and working for the tech giant to produce and market new original plays for Purple Hare Theatre Company, that she co-founded, and for Head Above Water, as their resident producer.
Nathalie studied part-time at The Lir Academy and The Gaiety School Of Acting before graduating from the prestigious Programme for Screen Acting at Bow Street in 2015. She has been seen in the past year in Hound’s Hotel, Anonymous and The Sadness of the Little Sparrow (One-Woman Show). She has starred in multiple short films over the last couple of years and is also a commercial and voice-over actress.
Nathalie is currently working with Down to Earth theatre company on a show called Life on Earth. She made her directorial debut with Anonymous, by Mark Richardson in January and she is currently working as a writer on a short film, The Director.
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Stella Godmet – Co-Founder
Stella Godmet is an actress and director who grew up in a bicultural environment, her mother being Irish and her father French. She was born in Bordeaux, France and and has been living in Dublin for 4 years.
She started taking drama classes at an early age. She joined the Actor’s Space- AKASHA for 3 years where she was mainly directed and coached by Luc Faugère, before moving to Galway, Ireland, to Study Theatre in NUIG.
In 2013, she trained in Bow Street, under the direction of Shimmy Marcus, Cathy Brady, Lance Daly, Rebecca Daly and casting director Maureen Hughes.
Stella has enjoyed working on a range of shows for both stage and screen. She has recently starred in Motel which was screened in the Cannes Short film Corner 2016. While she has been involved in devising and directing throughout her studies, The Sadness of the Little Sparrow was her directorial debut.
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