actor, writer, director, comedian and mime
After ten years of experience and collaboration with cabaret and theatre companies, in 1994 he meets Michèle Guigon with whom he performs Duo, Histoire d’Amourire.
In 1995, Christian Schiaretti invites him to become a full time member of his theatre company at the Centre Dramatique National de Reims. He spends the next five years with the company, during which he experiments various theatrical styles. He makes his mark notably in Ahmed Philosophe by Alain Badiou, Polyeucte Martyr by Corneille and Les Visionnaires by Desmarest de Saint-Sorlin.
In 2001 he meets Jérôme Deschamps and Macha Makaïeff. With them, he performs in the theatre pieces: La Cour des Grands, Les Etourdis and Les Soirées Tati and in Mozart’s opera The Abduction from the Harem and Chabrier’sopera L’Etoile. I
n July 2006, at the insistant request of the International Festival of Salzburg, he devises and presents with Philippe Leygnac a 20 minutes musical mime show for the opening ceremony which is broadcast live on Austrian television.
From 2004 to 2006, he appears daily on Stéphane Bern’s show 20h10 Pétantes on Canal +, where he presents original mime sketches. In 2007, we find him on the TV channel M6 where he writes and presents Michelle and Michel, a shopping-channel show spoof. He can be seen in the cinema in Asterix at the Olympic Games and Yves Saint Laurent.
In 2008at the National Theater of Chaillot in Paris, he created COCORICO and then in 2011 JUNGLES. Patrice then became an associate artist at the Comet / Scène Nationale in Chalons-en-Champagne, where he created COIL APE and FAIR PLAY (2012). In 2015 he created FRANITO at the Théâtre de Nîmes, Scène Conventionnée pour la Danse Contemporaine.
Since 2009, Patrice has been creating shows and performances for the Louvre and Quai Branly Museum (The True story of Tarzan , The Mystery of the da Kachina doll ). In May-June 2009 Patrice also created three “surprise visits” to be performed during the exhibition on Jacques Tati at the Cinématheque Française.
Patrice Thibaud is represented in North America and the Asia-Pacific Region by John Lambert & Assoc.