seuls en scene event posterPORTRAIT(S) FOUCAULT — LETZLOVE

by Pierre Maillet

September 28-29 at 8 pm
Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau Street
Duration: 80 minutes, no intermission

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Pierre Maillet and Maurin Olles

Pierre Maillet and Maurin Olles. Photo courtesy Comédie de Caen

Summer 1975. A young man is hitchhiking toward Caen. The driver who stops has an unusual look: he is bald, with wire-rimmed glasses, a crew neck shirt, and unbounded curiosity about his young passenger. They trade numbers before parting ways.

Three years later, a book of interviews, Vingt ans et après, is published, featuring our young hitchhiker, Thierry Voetzel, and famed philosopher Michel Foucault, who remains anonymous. In their conversations, they discuss existential shifts in young people’s relation to sexuality, as well as drugs, family, work, religion, music, books… and revolution. Forty years later, this document reveals as much about the life experience of Thierry as it does about Foucault.



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Text by Michel Foucault & Thierry Voeltzel
Adaptation and Direction by: Pierre Maillet
Performed by: Maurin Olles & Pierre Maillet
Special Thanks to Thierry Voeltzel, Jeanne Guyon, l’Imec, Antoinette Magny
Production: Comédie de Caen

With the support of Dispositif # DIESE – Comédie de Saint Etienne


Lewis Center for the Arts

Department of French and Italian
Council of the Humanities

Comédie de Caen
Cultural Services of the French Embassy
Institut français

Presented By

  • Lewis Center for the Arts
  • Council of the Humanities
  • Cultural Services of the French Embassy
  • Institut Français
  • Department of French and Italian
  • L’Avant-Scène