Théâtre de la Manufacture is one of the 35 French national drama centres (CDN). In France, CDN is a title awarded to a theatrical institution, which is closely related to the notion of public theatre. The Director of a CDN is nominated by the Minister of Culture and Communication.
Michel Didym, French actor and stage director, has been directing the Théâtre de la Manufacture since 2010. He has introduced new events such as the RING international theatre festival, which takes place in April, and the Neue Stücke festival focusing on German dramaturgy, which takes place in November.
The productions of the Théâtre de la Manufacture focus on contemporary texts, as well as repertoire plays. Its creations are presented in Nancy, as well as on regional, national and international tours. The Théâtre de la Manufacture also collaborates with other theatres to co-produce performances.
Michel Didym and the Théâtre de la Manufacture take parts to the "European Theatre Lab: Drama goes digital" project. In April 2018 was presented Stage Your City a co-production by Théâtre de la Manufacture Nancy (France), Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe (Germany) and Kote Marjanishvilli State Theatre Tbilisi (Georgia).