CHARLY MAGONZA / General and Artistic Director
Actor/Stage Director/Theatre Company Director
A French 31-year-old artist, Charly trained to be an actor through a two-stage process. First, he completed a two-year degree in theatre studies at the University of Lille III in France, where he was awarded a Master’s in 2009. He then undertook a course at the Ecole LASSAAD International School of Theatre in Brussels, graduating in 2013. Since then, he has acted in and directed plays in mainly Belgium and France.
He co-founded the French theatre company Mond’en scène in 2006, which he still manages today, and the company Boulanger in 2015, an international physical theatre company. As well as regularly being invited to help train budding artists at an international level, Charly runs numerous workshops in professional theatre schools throughout Europe (Lisbon, Madrid, Lille, Stockholm, Brussels). In late 2016, he agreed to resume the position of General and Artistic Director of Hablingbo Variété, with the aim of creating and developing a powerful artistic project for the 2018 season, which is focused on the local territory but also includes an international dimension involving young, up-and-coming artists.
LAURA RODRIGUEZ / Technical and Artistic Director
Stage Director/Production Stage Manager for opera productions
Born in Montpelier in France, Laura (aged 31) began her vocational theatre training at the age of 17 with the theatre company La Compagnie Maritime. Following her three-year course, she moved to Brussels where she attended the national institute for performing arts, INSAS (l’Institution National Supérieur des Arts du Spectacle), in the stage direction department. She graduated in 2011, and proceeded to dedicate herself to directing her own projects and performances, primarily in Brussels, as well as to her role as Production Stage Manager for the National Opera, mainly in Brussels and at the Aix en Provence Festival of Lyric Arts. Laura is also a founding member of the non-profit organisation Espace Ouvert, which aims to promote and support young European artists. She has now accepted the challenging position of Technical Director for Variété Hablingbo, where she intends to commit herself to achieving quality objectives of both an artistic and technical nature.