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Writer Édouard Louis plays his own part in a gripping monologue.

In three autobiographical stories, Édouard Louis has established himself, at the age of 27, as an essential voice of contemporary literature in direct contact with reality. A true "class defector", both a writer and a committed artist, he deciphers the mechanisms of domination and social violence and, based on his own family experience, displays his self reinvention. After History of violence, presented in 2020 at Théâtre de la Ville, Thomas Ostermeier takes the dialogue with the writer a step further by directing him in his own part. With Qui a tué mon père, an indignant portrait, full of anger and tenderness, Édouard Louis delves into the intimate contradictions of a broken man. To hear this text from its author, to see him dance and deliver his childhood memories, increases its impact tenfold. Rehearsed at Théâtre de la Ville before its premiere, Qui a tué mon père is a powerful illustration of the fruitful collaboration between Théâtre de la Ville and the Schaubühne.

Maïa Bouteillet

Credits

TEXT BY EDOUARD LOUIS
DIRECTION THOMAS OSTERMEIER

SET DESIGN NINA WETZEL
VIDEO SÉBASTIEN DUPOUEY & MARIE SANCHEZ
MUSIC SYLVAIN JACQUES
DRAMATURGY FLORIAN BORCHMEYER
LIGHTING DESIGN ERICH SCHNEIDER
COSTUMES CAROLINE TAVERNIER
DRAMATURGY ELISA LEROY

WITH EDOUARD LOUIS

PRODUCTION Théâtre de la Ville-Paris & Schaubühne-Berlin

World premiere by Théâtre de la Ville-Paris and Schaubühne-Berlin on September 9, 2020 at Théâtre de la Ville - Les Abbesses

Press excerpts
The New York Times

Perhaps it was the unvarnished magic of a workshop performance, but it would have taken a heart of stone not to indulge Louis, and repay his vulnerability with open arms.


Télérama

By the end, we are shaken by the message of two truly committed artists, Thomas Ostermeier and Édouard Louis, who, with haunting sympathy, have made us feel the distress of people on the fringe of society, disregarded to the point of no longer being noticed [...]. Truly great art – dramatic, political and social.

Press review for download
Practical & technical informations

Language: french
Duration of the performance: 01:20

  • Sow set up D-2
  • 8-9 people on tour, including 1 actor / 4 technicians / 3 others / 1 person in charge of surtitles if needed
  • Set transportation : 50m3
Calendar

From September 9 to 26, 2020 – Théâtre de la Ville - Espace Cardin, Paris (création)
July 8, 2021 – Biennale de Venise - Teatro Goldoni, Venise (Italie)
October 4 to 10, 2021 - FIND Festival, Schaubühne, Berlin (Allemagne)
February 19 to 21, 2022 - Internationaal Theater Amsterdam, Amsterdam (Pays-Bas)
April 15 to 23, 2022 - Schaubühne, Berlin (Allemagne)
May 18 to June 5, 2022 - St. Ann’s Warehouse, New York (USA)
June 8, 2022 - Festival La Milanesiana, Théâtre Franco Parenti, Milan (Italie)
October 1, 2022 - Dimitria Festival, Thessalonique (Grèce)
November 25 and 26, 2022 - Bergman Festival, Dramaten, Stockholm (Suède)
January 19-21, 2023 - Centro Cultural Conde Duque, Madrid (Espagne)
April 1 to 2, 2023 - Schaubühne, Berlin (Allemagne)

To be seen this season
Contact

Caroline DUBOIS
Production manager
Tel : +33 1 43 12 44 54
cdubois@theatredelaville.com

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