Lieux Communs

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Baptiste Amann

France / Created in 2024

Ten years after the murder of a young woman, four apparently unconnected stories interweave to expose the truth. In this game of denunciation, who will really win? 

Lieux Communs, Baptiste Amann, 2024 © Christophe Raynaud de Lage / Festival d'Avignon

Presentation

Starting from the murder of a young woman and the shockwave that follows, Baptiste Amann crafts a thriller in the form of a reconstruction, arranging the perspective of four distinct situations like the pieces of a single puzzle. A scavenger hunt that opens the doors to four locations in turn: a theatre, a police station, a painter’s restoration workshop, and a television studio. A lover of maze-like works, Baptiste Amann refuses to simplify the complexity of reality, and each of his characters pursues their truth to the end. From play to play, from show to show, the writer and director reveals more and more of his unique writing, with its embrace of doubt and of the unresolved, driven by a single obsession: in our time of struggles and battlefields, how can we create a “common world

Diez años después del asesinato de una mujer, cuatro historias sin relación aparente se mezclan haciendo explotar la verdad. ¿Quién ganará en este juego de denuncias? 

Interview with Baptiste Amann

Accessibility: performance with audio description in French on 9 July at 11am, preceded by a tactile tour of the set, at l'Autre Scène du Grand Avignon - Vedène. Bookings can be made at accessibilite@festival-avignon.com

Distribution

With Océane Caïraty, Alexandra Castellon, Charlotte Issaly, Sidney Ali Mehelleb, Caroline Menon-Bertheux, Yohann Pisiou, Samuel Réhault, Pascal Sangla 
Text and direction
Baptiste Amann
Scenography and lighting Florent Jacob
Sound Léon Blomme
Costumes Estelle Couturier-Chatellain, Marine Peyraud
Artistic collaboration Amélie Énon
Assistant directors Balthazar Monge, Max Unbekandt
Surtitling translation Elizabeth Hewes (English)
General Manager Philippe Couturier
Stage Manager François Duguest
Lighting Manager Clarisse Bernez-Cambot Labarta
Sound Manager Léon Blomme
Production Morgan Helou
Administration Elisa Miffurc

Production

Production L'Annexe
Coproduction La Comédie de Béthune Centre dramatique national, Théâtre public de Montreuil Centre dramatique national, La Comédie de Saint-Étienne Centre dramatique national, Théâtre national de Bordeaux en Aquitaine, Le Zef Scène nationale de Marseille, Théâtre + Cinéma Scène nationale Grand Narbonne, Le Parvis Scène nationale Tarbes-Pyrénées, Festival d'Avignon, Office Artistique de la Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Le Méta Centre dramatique national de Poitiers Nouvelle-Aquitaine
With the support of the Fonds d'insertion de l'éstba financed by the Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Ministère de la Culture Drac Nouvelle-Aquitaine and for the 78th edition of the Festival d'Avignon: Spedidam, Institut français du Royaume-Uni / Cross-Channel Theatre for English translation.
Set construction Ateliers de la Comédie de Saint-Étienne Centre dramatique national
With the artistic participation of Jeune Théâtre National (Paris)

Baptiste Amann is associated with Comédie de Béthune - CDN Hauts-de-France, Méta CDN de Poitiers Nouvelle-Aquitaine and Théâtre public de Montreuil, Centre dramatique national (2022-2025). He is also a companion artist at the Théâtre national de Bordeaux en Aquitaine.
L'Annexe is subsidized by the Ministère de la Culture Drac Nouvelle-Aquitaine, the Ville de Bordeaux, the Département de la Gironde and the Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Lieux Communs by Baptiste Amann was published by Actes Sud in April 2024.

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