European Master in Biological and Chemical Engineering for a Sustainable Bioeconomy

François Pick, theatre teacher

François Pick is a French actor, theatre teacher and stage director. For many years, he has been organising and moderating workshops and formations in various structures such as schools and cultural centers for young people and professionals alike. As a training consultant since 1988, he also organises training workshops for companies, focusing on oral communication, public speaking or time and emotions management.

Theatre workshops based on verbal and non-verbal communication skills, August 27th 2020

François intervened during the Bioceb induction week in two online workshops with 10-15 students each. Based on verbal and non-verbal communication, the workshops contributed to breaking the ice between the foreign students, getting them to experience playful theatre group exercises (to which Bioceb coordinators also took part !). Here are some examples of exercises:
  Games of personal introduction to the group
  Relationship-based exercises using imaginary objects
  Voice and speech exercises
  Exercises for the expression of various emotions with and without verbalization

Second Theatre workshops’ session, 20th November 2020

The Bioceb students also enjoyed the second theatre workshops’ session organised online during the first Semester at Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne (URCA). Conducted by theatre teacher François Pick, the workshops focused on interactive theatre games and improvisations in order to improve students’ expression of emotions, group cohesion, active listening and adaptability to different audiences (scientific experts, farmers, consumers etc…).

Testimony from François Pick

"It was such a pleasure to communicate with students from so many different countries and cultures, and to see how easily they could get in connection through these various theatrical games."

Testimony from the students

"I loved the workshop with improvisation as my favourite part, very helpful for professional life!"
“Good to force ourselves to do something completely different.”

- Updated May 2021 -