Born in 1991 in the region of Charleroi, Eline Schumacher has established herself for several years on the Belgian theatre scene, both as an actress (with numerous directors) and as a creator of her own productions.
Eline Schumacher joined INSAS in 2009 in the acting section. She performed in many shows directed by Ledicia Garcia, Sofia Betz, Selma Alaoui, Jasmina Douieb, Vincent Hennebicq, the Clinic Orgasm Society…
Alongside her work as an actress, Eline Schumacher also produces her own shows and presents a whimsical, autobiographical, generous and spontaneous form of theatre. With the help of the Compagnie F.A.C.T, she directed her first creation Manger des épinards c’est bien, conduire une voiture c’est mieux, which premiered in 2015 at the Maison de la culture de Tournai. The show, partly written at school while at the INSAS, addresses the loss of innocence that she experienced when growing up. Shortlisted for the Prix de la Critique in the “Meilleure Découverte” category in 2015, the production went on to be performed at the Schaübune in Berlin in 2016 and at the Manège in Mons in 2018. In March 2017, during the XS Festival, she performed a short version of her show La ville des zizis, a play about friendship and its relationship with the father. In late 2018, she presented the long version at Mons – Arts de la Scène. In January 2020, she created the short play Les vieux, c’est horrible, at the Théâtre Les Tanneurs, about her relations with her very unpleasant maternal grandmother, who destroyed all her diaries before dying. Finally, in 2021, she co-wrote and performed with Vincent Hennebicq in La bombe humaine at the Théâtre National, a production on the collapse of humanity in dialogue with a personal breakdown in love that she suffered.
Portrait of Eline Schumacher (in French):