Troupe du Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz
In 1992, Mr. Raymond Kabbaz decided to put on plays in French with a troupe that took its first steps at the Stage Theater in Hollywood, resulting in four sold out performances. That success was the genesis of the troupe, which has since presented plays in French by Marcel Aymé, Coline Serreau, as well as an operetta by Jacques Offenbach, plus plays by Pierre Beaumarchais, Anton Chekhov, and Jean-Luc Lagarce.
La Troupe du Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz is composed of Pierre Leloup, Christine Oustry, Jean-François Herry, Estelle Renouard, Cassandre Garnier, Sergio Parreira, Anthony Guillemet, Myriam Nouveau, Anabel Garraud, Nelly Goulard and Marielle De Lieener. Most of the cast have been acting under Leloup’s direction for 10 to 15 years and are drawn from the Lycée community, all sharing a passion for the theatre.
Pierre Leloup has worn many hats in his professional career as an arts administrator and cultural creative. For the past 19 years, he has served as Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz's executive and artistic director, with responsibility for managing theater operations, curating events, marketing, and providing creative direction. He has also worked professionally as a music teacher, drama teacher, and choir director. As an actor and/or director, his credits include more than 40 plays including La Cantatrice Chauve (Ionesco), Une Aspirine Pour Deux (Woody Allen) , Quisaitout et Grobéta (Coline Serreau), Le Mariage de Figaro (Beaumarchais), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare), Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen), La colonie, l’île des esclaves, le triomphe de l’amour (Marivaux), Les serviteurs (Lagarce) Le fil à la patte (Feydeau) and many more. In 2012, he was honored as a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in recognition of significant contribution to the arts by the French Ministry of Culture. He has earned numerous diplomas in theatre and music from institutions of higher education in both France and the United States. Born in Drancy, France (a Paris suburb), he has lived in California for the past 30 years.