After graduating from the Théâtre National de Strasbourg, Matthieu Roy chose to direct the contemporary texts that make up the repertoire of the Compagnie du Veilleur. By directing works by Elfriede Jelinek, Alberto Moravia, and Jean-Luc Lagarce, he began an artistic process whose next step would be a partnership with writer Christophe Pellet, directing his La Conférence (The Convention), Who's Afraid of the Wolf? and Un doux reniement (A Sweet Renunciation). He then asked Mariette Navarro to write a play, Prodigies®, which he created in English for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2013. Matthieu Roy also considers that his work as a director wouldn't be complete if he didn't transmit his knowledge and leads workshops in various schools, including the l'École internationale de Théâtre in Benin, where he met two of this play's actors. Created within the framework of a commission by the general council of Seine-Saint-Denis, Even Knights Get Forgotten is part of a cycle called “Face(s) of our Youth” (which also includes Marius von Mayenburg's Martyr and Fabrice Melquiot's upcoming Days of Nothing). Matthieu Roy's theatre, which uses multimedia in all of his creations, is at once scenographically surprising and always poetic.
JFP, April 2014