WIP (Work in Progress) La Comédie de Saint-Étienne, centre dramatique national

WIP (Work in progress)

Actor, director and writer Pauline Sales asked four young playwrights, Penda Diouf, Vincent Farasse, Pauline Peyrade and Guillaume Poix to write four short, light pieces (15-20 minutes each) for the ten student actors in Year 28 at the École de la Comédie de Saint-Étienne, on the theme of the 10th Biennale: shifting work paradigms. These pieces will be rehearsed during the Biennale and performed, together or separately, between 3 and 8 April 2017 at different Biennale venues. They are designed to be played in any setting thanks to an ultra-simple, all-terrain scenographic space. They are meant to be for a general audience, but will appeal particularly to youngsters from age 14 up. Responding to a common writing protocol, they all have an autonomous existence, whilst still resonating with each other. Four episodes in a brief series, after a fashion, that all answer in their own way the multiple questions raised around the issue of work: Why do we work? To earn a living? To accomplish something, for our own satisfaction? To play an active role in society? To change the world? And is work ethic in itself still valid?

Production: Guillaume Poix, Pauline Sales
Texts: Penda Diouf, Vincent Farasse, Pauline Peyrade, Guillaume Poix
With the acting students in Year 28 - Comédie de Saint-Étienne, centre dramatique national: Solène Cizeron, Fabien Coquil, Vinora Epp, Romain Fauroux, Hugo Guittet, Cloé Lastère, Fatou Malsert, Alexandre Paradis, Noémie Pasteger, Flora Souchier
Production: L'École de la Comédie de Saint-Étienne - École supérieure d'art dramatique
Co-production: La Comédie de Saint-Étienne - Centre dramatique national / Le Préau - Centre Dramatique de Normandie - Vire as part of the 8th edition of the Festival Ado