L’Art du théâtre & Le début de l’A.

by Pascal Rambert

September 20 & 21 at 8 pm
Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau Street
Duration: 100 minutes with intermission
Performed in French (with English subtitles)

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L’Art du théâtre & Le début de l’A.

Photo courtesy Pascal Rambert

Notes from Pascal Rambert:

“I wrote Le début de l’A. in Paris in the heat of the summer of 2000. Alone. And without the woman I loved. We had just finished a beautiful and challenging project together, L’Epopée de Gilgamesh for the Avignon Festival. She was a member of the American team and had returned to New York. My body and my mind, just like at the end of every play, were devastated. Everyday I had silent conversations with my beloved. The story I tell is the unique moment when feelings of love arise which we wish would never stop; When, at last, everything begins.”

Le début de l’A. will be introduced by L’Art du théâtre, a manifesto on what I consider the actor’s work to be. This 40-minute piece follows an actor as he explains his craft to his dog. The two shows, Le début de l’A. and L’Art du théâtre, can be experienced independently or together, the first explaining the ethos governing the second.”

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Le début de L’A.
Text and Direction by: Pascal Rambert
Performed by: Marina Hands and Pascal Rambert
Production Manager: Pauline Roussille
Production: structure production
Text published by Les Solitaires Intempestifs editions

L’Art du théâtre
Text and Direction by: Pascal Rambert
Performed by: Arthur Nauzyciel
Production: structure production
Animal Trainer: Stéphane Coichot
Coproduction: TNB Théâtre national de Bretagne in Rennes
Text published by Les Solitaires Intempestifs editions


Lewis Center for the Arts

Department of French and Italian
Council of the Humanities

Structure Production
Cultural Services of the French Embassy
Institut français

Event Information

Marie and Edward Matthews ’53 Acting Studio

Event Times

  • Wed, Sep 20, 2017 · 8:00 pm Cal
  • Thu, Sep 21, 2017 · 8:00 pm Cal
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