Who is Michel Kacenelenbogen?

Michel Kacenelenbogen

Artist / Founder and co-director, Le Public Theater

Promoted first of his class at the Brussels’s Conservatory in 1980, Michel Kacenelenbogen has performed in more than 20 shows between 1979 and 1988. In 1994, he sets up the « Théâtre Le Public » and has been its co-manager ever since.

Afterwards, he has worked as an actor with several directors such as Pierre Laroche, Pietro Pizzuti, Luc van Grunderbeek, Patricia Houyoux, Michelangelo Marchese, Bernard Cogniaux, Serge Demoulin, and so on. He has acted in about 20 plays. Recently we have seen him in « Skylight » from David Hare,  « Le Bourgeois gentilhomme » de Molière, « Monsieur Montaudoin » from Labiche…  Besides he has also been working for the televisions and movie theater.

From the day he started, Michel has handled almost 50 performances. In 2013-2014, highlight « Derniers remords avant l’oubli » de Jean-Luc Lagarce et « Qui a peur de Virginia Woolf ? » d’Edward Albee. In 2014 – 2015, he shows his talent by directing « Amarante », show from « Les Vaches aztèques », « Cabaret » from John Kander, Fred Ebb et Joe Masteroff, « Casanova » de Serge from Poucques et « On achève bien les chevaux » from Horace Mc Coy.

As an actor, this year, he has been sharing the stage with Nicolas Buysse dans « Deux hommes tout nus » from Sébastien Thiéry, directed by Alain Leempoel, and we will see him in May-June in « Le Malade imaginaire » from Molière, directed by Patrice Mincke.

In addition to the artistic field : 

In 1983, he build up a marketing company named KI Partners and manages it till 2000.

Promoted as « Young manager of the year » in 1988, he creates in 1989 a communication agency (Unlimited) and teaches marketing courses at the University HEC St Louis as well as in Solvay.

 He is now also accomplishing the following functions: Member of the Dramatic Art’s Superior Council; Chief administrative officer of « la Chambre Patronale des Employeurs Permanents des Arts de la Scène » (« the Permanent Employer’s Chamber for the French scenic art ») ; Teaching at the « Université Libre de Bruxelles » for the Letter’s faculty.