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With this exclamation, this greeting, “How's it going, world?” RFI invites spectators and listeners to engage with the news of the world through the words of the theatre. For the fourth consecutive year, RFI offers a cycle of six readings of texts by contemporary writers of the francophone world, from Africa, the Middle East, and the Indian Ocean. You can come listen to those creations every morning in the garden of the rue de Mons; the readings will then be broadcast by the station throughout the summer. Thanks to both renowned writers and emerging authors, most often here with unpublished texts, the goal is to acquaint spectators and listeners with different world, to invite them to hear other stories of the world. The cycle “How's it going, world?” is coordinated by Pascal Paradou and headed by director Armel Roussel.

Those public readings will also be broadcast on RFI starting on 24 July: Paris - 89 FM, and on


by Hala Moughanie (Liban), winner of the Prix RFI Théâtre 2015

Direction Armel Roussel
With Clémentine Célarié, Francois Clavier,  Pierre Verplancken, Jean-Benoît Ugeux, Vincent Lécuyer


Co-production le Festival d'Avignon
With the support of the SACD as part of its cultural action in radio


Jardin de la rue Mons © Agnès Mellon

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