Chantal Pavageaux is a writer, director, and interdisciplinary artist, and the founding artistic director of LALA, an experimental art festival in Minneapolis. She is the artistic director and founding artist of The In[heir]itance Project, and the director of all of the company's plays. Directing work also includes Lisa Clair's What's YOUR Problem? (Ars Nova, Cloud City), Erin Search-Wells' Masha 3000 (Intermedia Arts) and GIRLZ: A Reckoning (Bedlam Theatre), Nikko Benson & Benjamin Halstead's Nikola Tesla Drops the Beat (Musical Theater Factory), and Billy Noble's sci-fi radio show The Gone (89.1 FM WNYU).
Original performance works include Relics (Guthrie Theater), The Breezy Pines (Mabou Mines/Suite), The Game Show (Ars Nova, NY Live Arts), The T.A.C.T. (Talking About Complicated Topics) Force (Bryant Lake Bowl), The Love Party: REVIVAL (Red Eye Theater), The Love Party (Bedlam Theatre), The Political Party (Fazio's), and The Dinner Party (Dixon Place). Adaptations of classic texts include tres bitches -or- i wanna go to moscow (Twin Cities Chekhov Festival), and Beggar on Horseback -or- Nelly Sunshine's Journey to Hell (Hangar Theater Lab) and an interactive installation called THE HUNT (Chicago Sketchbook X).
She holds a BFA in Directing from NYU/Tisch, and was chosen by the Drama League as a 2010 Directing Fellow and 2011 Resident Artist. She was the assistant director at at Theatre de la Jeune Lune in Minneapolis, and Target Margin Theater Co., Witness Relocation Co., and Mabou Mines in NYC.
Chantal lives in Minneapolis, where she is a writing mentor at the Jungle Theater and a teaching artist at the Guthrie Theater.