Julie Brochen was fired in June as director of the Théatre national de Strasbourg by order of the ministry of culture (that’s how they do these things in France). Her replacement was named as Stanislas Nordey.
Julie was given the summer to clear her desk. Last month, however, the abrasive culture minister Aurélie Filippetti lost her job in a government reshuffle. So Julie is refusing to leave. The theatre has two directors and no-one knows whose orders to follow. Happy days.