Julie Kretzschmar is a French dramaturg and artistic director based in Marseille. For the past 15 years, she has been directing an international creation festival called Les Rencontres à l’échelle, a multi - disciplinary cultural event organized annually with the participation of operators in Marseille, This event takes place in the city for a month each year in order to promote, produce and schedule shows. It focuses on the international aspect of the city of Marseille and presents mostly international production from around the world but mostly from the African continent. In regard of her experiences, working closely with operators around the world, Julie has a privileged link with some projects and teams of the African continent and the Middle East. Since 2002, she is the director of Les Bancs Publics.