Birane
Ba

pensionnaire

Birane Ba could never imagine that a poem he recited in class would change his life. His professor of French suggested he join the school theater club, but a whole year passed before he did. It was love at first performance, which was only confirmed in 2009 when he attended a presentation of Eduardo De Filippo’s La Grande Magia directed by Dan Jemmett at the Salle Richelieu. The teenager promised to himself that he would return to The Comédie-Française, but this time to perform on stage.

During his training at the Vernon Municipal Conservatory, and later at the Rouen Regional Conservatory, Birane Ba discovered Georges Feydeau by playing in Feu la mère de Madame, Sergi Belbel with Après la pluie and Shakespeare through Hamlet. Subsequently, as part of a Cours Florent Classe Libre, he worked on Ibsen’s Peer Gynt with Jean-Pierre Garnier, and on Jean-Luc Lagarce’s Du luxe et de l’impuissance as well as Victor Hugo’s Ruy Blas with Julie Brochen.

In 2016, Birane Ba enrolled at the Conservatoire national supérieur d’art dramatique (CNSAD) to be trained by Nathalie Bécue who introduced him to Racine through Bérénice. He returned to this playwright with Mithridate in the class taught by Nada Strancar who also introduced him to Corneille by working on Suréna. Through Robin Renucci’s course, he became familiar with the techniques of diction. At the same time, Birane Ba could be seen in The Prayer (La Prière), a film by Cédric Kahn released in cinemas in 2017, and in Paris etc, a film made for television by Zabou Breitman broadcast the same year on Canal+. On stage, he played Molière’s Dom Juan directed by Anne Coutureau at the Théâtre de la Tempête before going on tour, and Mohamed Rouabhi’s Jamais seul by Patrick Pineau staged at Bobigny’s MC93, which was also followed by a tour through France. In June 2019, he played in Matei Visniec’s Jeanne et le feu, as part of a CNSAD graduation workshop directed by Lisa Toromanian.

Birane Ba was first engaged as assistant artist at the Comédie-Française in September 2018, and performed as Octave in Molière’s Scapin the Schemer (Les Fourberies de Scapin) by Denis Podalydès on tour (later rerun at the Salle Richelieu), as well as the title role in Racine’s Bajazet staged by Éric Ruf. Having become pensionnaire of the Company on the 25th February 2019, Birane Ba rejoined Éric Ruf who entrusted him with the role of Ludovico Marsili in Bertolt Brecht’s Life of Galileo. Lilo Baur saw him as American boxer Rugby, in her staging of Feydeau’s A Flea in Her Ear (La Puce à l’oreille).

During the 2019-2020 season, Birane Ba performs in Georges Feydeau’sA Flea in Her Ear (La Puce à l’oreille) by Lilo Baur at the Salle Richelieu; in Forums by Patrick Goujon, Hélène Grémillon, Maël Piriou, directed by Jeanne Herry at the Théâtre du Vieux-Colombier and in the reruns of Scapin the Schemer (Fourberies de Scapin) by Molière, Racine’s Bajazet and Bertolt Brecht’s Life of Galileo.
Biography as in the press release of La Puce à l’oreille , September 2019.

Currently in

La Puce à l'oreille

A Flea in her ear
by Georges Feydeau
Directed by Lilo Baur

Richelieu

Tickets

La Vie de Galilée

Life of Galileo
by Bertolt Brecht
Directed by Éric Ruf

Richelieu

Tickets
Soon in

Forums

de Patrick Goujon, Hélène Grémillon, Maël Piriou
Devised and directed by Jeanne Herry

Vx-Colombier

Tickets

Bajazet

by Jean Racine
Directed by Éric Ruf

Vx-Colombier

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At the Comédie-Française

2019-2020

  • Bajazet

    by Jean Racine Directed by Éric Ruf

    Vx-Colombier

  • Forums

    de Patrick Goujon, Hélène Grémillon, Maël Piriou Devised and directed by Jeanne Herry

    Vx-Colombier

  • Les Fourberies de Scapin

    "Scapin The Schemer" by Molière Directed by Denis Podalydès

    Octave (alternately)

    Richelieu

  • La Vie de Galilée

    Life of Galileo by Bertolt Brecht Directed by Éric Ruf

    Ludovico Marsili et Moine (alternately)

    Richelieu

  • La Puce à l'oreille

    A Flea in her ear by Georges Feydeau Directed by Lilo Baur

    Rugby (alternately)

    Richelieu

2018-2019

  • La Vie de Galilée

    Life of Galileo by Bertolt Brecht Directed by Éric Ruf

    Ludovico Marsili et Moine (alternately)

    Richelieu

  • Les Fourberies de Scapin

    Scapin The Schemer by Molière Directed by Denis Podalydès

    Octave (Alternating)

    Richelieu

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