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Directing

“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.”

Oscar Wilde

TO DIRECT, TO COACH

I like to direct my own projects and support those of others. Wether working on my owns or with others the quest for beauty is the same. I try first to listen, to understand: what does one want to tell, to transmit?

 

I do everything to bring out the best in each and every one resulting in a work that will transform the artists, the technicians on the set and deeply touch the spectators. Theater only makes sense if it transforms the world around us. Consequently, each staging becomes unique, each project having particular artistic needs and production conditions.

 

I have had the opportunity to participate in various projects with actors from different worlds: professional actors from the National Theater of Iceland, a troupe of young high school students in the Guatemalan jungle and an opera in a psychiatric setting, to name just a few examples...

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WHY THE MASK?

We all need masks: be it first name, last name, country, language, culture, family, clan, profession, social status, wedding ring or necktie. “Personality” is the social mask that allows us to relate to others. This dynamic mask (in Latin “persona”) is modeled over the course of our experiences and our encounters.

 

How is this mask constructed or deconstructed? Who or what is behind this mask? is it Intangible? Is it like matter which is 99% "emptiness"? So if our “being” or “entity” is nothing but emptiness, what are we made of?

 

Relationship is the place where our identity is built, where the recognition of others' differences are felt, and no society can exist without this capacity of acceptance of otherness.

 

The theater is my space for experimentation through all of these questions, using the wonderful objects which are the masks!

Plays

Un Songe d'Une Nuit d'été

Un Songe d'Une Nuit d'été de William Shakespeare - Création 2022-2023 Rueil-Malmaison

2021 Stratégie de la Seiche - d'Anna Reich

2021 Stratégie de la Seiche - d'Anna Reich - Théâtre des 3 Ponts à Castelnaudary

ORIGINES_Affiche

2019 - Création collective - Théâtre Clavel Paris

PREUVE_DAMOUR_Affiche

2014 - de Roberto Arlt Rueil-Malmaison, Avignon OFF 2016 et 2018 - France

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2015 - Candide d'après Voltaire - co-mise en scène Terra Vandergaw - Ramapo College - New-Jersey USA

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2015 - Opéra Clown d'après la vie de Socrate. Théâtre de la Ville de Reykjavik - Islande

LA-TEMPETE_affiche

2012 - La Tempête de William Shakespeare - Co-mise en scène avec Ned Grujic - Théâtre André Malraux Rueil-Malmaison - France

CANDIDE_Affiche

2010 - Candide d'après Voltaire - Théâtre André Malraux Rueil-Malmaison - France

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2009 Islande - The Twelfth Night / La Nuit des Rois / Threttandakvöld de William Shakespeare - Théâtre National d'Islande

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2008 - Péchés Capitaux / Daudasyndirnar - d'après La Divine Comédie de Dante - Théâtre de la Ville de Reykjavik Islande

BRECHT

2007 - Grand peur et misère du III Reich de Bertolt Brecht au théâtre de Chartres. Cie Naxos - France

LYSISTRATA

2004 - Lysistrata de Aristophane - Théâtre L'Athénée de Rueil-Malmaison - France

LA JALOUSIE DU BARBOUILLÉ

1999 - La Jalousie du Barbouillé de Molière co-mise en scène avec Benoît Lavigne - Centre Culturel de Sarlat - France

MOLIERE UNDONE_Affiche

1997 - MOLIERE UNDONE d'après les Précieuses Ridicules de Molière - Ramapo College - New-Jersey USA