My Secret Garden

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Falk Richter and Stanislas Nordey

Berlin - Paris / Created in 2010

My Secret Garden © Christophe Raynaud de Lage


When he discovered Falk Richter's writing, Stanislas Nordey immediately wanted to stage it. He read all the author's work before choosing the texts that would constitute the first part of an enormous project: The System, presented at the Festival d'Avignon in 2008. Today, this exploration is continuing through a genuine two-man collaboration as Falk Richter has agreed to write a play that he will direct with Stanislas Nordey, moreover an actor in this project. This new opus is organised around the diary that Falk Richter has kept for many years while writing his plays. A "self-fiction" in the first person that will be enriched, as rehearsals continue, from contact with the actors in an interlacing of various materials. In addition to questioning how society functions, there is a very personal part of reflection on himself and the relationship with others. Without hiding behind a fictional character, the author takes the floor and says "I". The subject of his own play, he relates his private adventures, presents his view on the poli?tical world, analyses its relationship to the theatre. The questions he raises fully resonate with those that fertilise Stanislas Nordey's work: the devouring of the theatre that reduces social and private life, the desire to invest politics in artistic work, the solitude of the writer in his approach. From this joint perturbation emerges the desire for a close and urgent collaboration to imagine together, shift each one's role and move towards the unknown of a theatre to be build. On stage, three actors, Nordey, Tismer and Sauvage, will take the floor and recount a contemporary fable, inhabited by the truth of this fraternal, and rare, encounter between two artists. JFP


text Falk Richter
director Stanislas Nordey et Falk Richter
artistic collaboration Claire-Ingrid Cottanceau
translation Anne Monfort
dramaturgy collaboration Jens Hillje
music Malte Beckenbach
lighting Philippe Berthomé
stage design after a draft of Katrin Hoffmann
video Martin Rottenkolber

with Stanislas Nordey, Laurent Sauvage, Anne Tismer


production Festival d'Avignon
coproduction compagnie Nordey, Théâtre national de la Communauté française (Bruxelles), Comédie de Reims Centre dramatique national / Festival Reims Scènes d'Europe, Théâtre des Quartiers d'Ivry, Festival Perspectives (Sarrebruck)
avec le soutien de la Région Île-de-France et du CENTQUATRE Établissement artistique de la Ville de Paris
Le Festival d'Avignon reçoit le soutien de l'Adami pour la production.
L'Arche Éditeur est agent théâtral du texte représenté.

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