Where I thought I was, there was nobody

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Anaïs Muller and Bertrand Poncet


Ange and Bert are looking for an idol; it will be Marguerite Duras. Together, they strive to create a masterpiece, losing themselves between fiction, fantasy, and phantoms.

Where I thought I was, there was nobody, Anaïs Muller and Bertrand Poncet, 2022 © Christophe Raynaud de Lage / Festival d'Avignon


Ange and Bert decide to follow in Marguerite Duras’s footsteps. Exploring the places where Marguerite loved to write, they will play with the boundaries and codes of fiction, pile mise en abyme on top of each other, and poke at the question of literary creation. Between philosophical discussions about the deconstruction of the human and palavers about artistic reconstruction, they try their hand at writing their own masterpiece. A story within the story… With Where I thought I was there was nobody, young directors Anaïs Muller and Bertrand Poncet invite us on a vertiginous and literary quest for identity with seriousness and humour. The second part of their “Treatises of perdition,” with its derisive title, won the Jury Prize at the 2021 Festival Impatience.


With Anaïs Muller et Bertrand Poncet

Conception, text Anaïs Muller, Bertrand Poncet 
Dramaturgy Pier Lamandé
Music Antoine Muller, Philippe Veillon
Set design Charles Chauvet
Lights Diane Guérin
Video Romain Pierre

Administration, production and diffusion Adeline Bodin


Production Compagnie Shindô
Co-production La Passerelle Scène nationale de Gap, Le Théâtre d’Arles, Théâtre du Bois de l'Aune (Aix-en-Provence), Comédie de Picardie
With the support of the Région Sud – Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Département des Bouches-du-Rhône, the Drac Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur - ministère de la Culture, the Spedidam
With the help of the Chartreuse-CNES de Villeneuve lez Avignon

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