Guillaume C. Tourniaire is a director, lecturer, and dramaturg who has worked with theatres across the country, from Boston’s New Repertory Theatre to San Diego’s Old Globe. He has been involved in a variety of projects, ranging from Shakespeare to experimental works and from modern opera to the Gilbert & Sullivan canon.

In the DC metropolitan area, he has directed for Bel Cantanti Opera, Forgotten Opera Company, Georgetown Gilbert & Sullivan Society, Potomac Theater Company, Rockville Little Theatre, Silver Spring Stage, Victorian Lyric Opera Company, Washington Savoyards, and the Capital Fringe Festival.

Guillaume studied directing at Boston College and with Richard Crittenden’s Opera Studio program, and completed a summer training program with the Abbey Theater in Dublin. He holds a Master’s degree in Dramaturgy from the Catholic University of America, where he has taught classes on 17th C. French Theatre and Molière.

He has given master classes on interpretation, performance, and audition technique at American University, Peabody Conservatory, and Gettysburg College. He likewise has a history of translation and adaptation, including two operettas by Jacques Offenbach, and is currently working through Pagnol’s complete Trilogie Marseillaise.

gtourniaire (at) gmail (dot) com

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