12 hours for authors

Midday Midnight

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With Artcena

Twelve Hours for authors is a unique event to explore contemporary dramatic writing.

Maison Jean Vilar, 2022 © Cyril Terrien


Come discover the richness and diversity of contemporary texts through readings, screenings, panels, and other unique activities. From midday to midnight, come see the vivid imagination of those authors unfold throughout the Maison Jean Vilar, taking on many forms to adapt to the pace of festivalgoers. Readings, panels, and original activities follow each other throughout the day, with an authors’ dinner and a DJ set to close out this unique event.

  • 21:00: “The authors’ dinner” tasting and literary toasts. With the SACD.

  • 22:30: “Spotlight”, DJ set by Camille Lockhart

And from midday to midnight:

  • “Dramatic naps”: headsets available to listen to France Culture radio creations

  • “Dressing Room”: An immersive installation by Joris Mathieu and Nicolas Boudier, Théâtre Nouvelle Génération- CDN de Lyon

  • Screenings: “Self-portraits” by authors and TOTEM(S) – Théâtre Opéra Texte et Ecriture Musicale pour le Spectacle, la Chartreuse- Centre national des écritures du spectacle.

detailed programme on Artcena's website


With Guillaume Poix, Lorraine de Sagazan, Catherine BenhamouGuillaume Cayet, Simon Falguières, Sophie Merceron, Mariette Navarro, Nicolas Girard-Michelotti, Ahmed Madami, Sandrine Roche, Metie Navajo, Anne Alvaro, Joris Mathieu, Maëlys Ricordeau, Camille Lockhart, the students of the Ecole de la Comédie de Saint-Etienne, the Talents Adami Théâtre 2022 and the texts of Pauline Peyrade and many others...


Proposed by ARTCENA, le Festival d’Avignon, la Maison Jean Vilar et France Culture
In partnership with the Théâtre Nouvelle Génération – Centre dramatique national de Lyon, la Chartreuse-Centre national des écritures du spectacle, la BnF, l’École de la Comédie de Saint-Étienne, l’Adami, la SACD, et les maisons d’édition - Actes Sud-Papiers, Les Solitaires Intempestifs, Théâtrales, Espaces 34
With the complicity of the Festival bookshop

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Maison Jean Vilar, 2022 © Cyril Terrien

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