Pascal Rambert / structure production

Avignon for Ever, the title rings out like a declaration of love and it is one — one that author and director Pascal Rambert made in Avignon and at its Festival. “I wrote this text on trains, at airports, in stations, on planes. When you can finally be quiet. […] And daydream a little. Dreaming a little about what you love. Here, Avignon and its Festival. I don’t know why I wanted to write a kind of love letter to Avignon and its Festival. Probably because the conditions of beauty and sorrow of the human condition, which are represented, are held for three weeks in this place.” It is Stanislas Nordey who will lend his voice to this luminous ode to the theatre.

Pascal Rambert, a celebrated French writer, choreographer and director for the stage and screen, received the “Grand prix de l’Académie Française pour l’ensemble de son oeuvre” or “Theater Prize from Académie Française for his entire body of work” in 2016. Rambert heads his own production company, structure production, and is an associate artist of Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord in Paris, El Pavón Teatro Kamikaze in Madrid and Théâtre National de Strasbourg in Strasbourg. From 2007 to 2016, he served as artistic director of T2G-Théâtre de Gennevilliers. He now travels the world to present his plays and to write and create new works for the artists he meets. His texts have been translated and adapted by many directors in France and abroad.

Rambert joined Princeton in the spring of 2019 as a Belknap Fellow in the Council of the Humanities and Visiting Lecturer in French and Italian.

Stanislas Nordey, a prolific actor and director and major French theater figure, has been the artistic director of Théâtre National de Strasbourg since 2014. Nordey is a long-time collaborator of Pascal Rambert in regards to acting. He recently performed in Rambert’s new production Architecture, created this year at the 73rd Avignon Festival.

Estimated running time: 1 hour, 30 minutes / In French


Tickets for all performances are free; donations accepted. Ticket reservations are required; Reserve through University Ticketing online, in person at the Frist Campus Center Ticket Office, or by calling 609-258-9220.


Denis Podalydès reads Avignon à vie / Cour d’honneur du Palais des Papes, 2013 — Watch the video

Pascal Rambert presents Avignon à vie (Press conference Avignon Festival 2013) — Watch the video

Pascal Rambert presents Architecture (Press conference Avignon Festival 2019) — Watch the video



Written and directed by Pascal Rambert
With Stanislas Nordey & Pascal Rambert
Produced by structure production
Administration, production, distribution: Pauline Roussille

Thanks to Pascal Rambert, Stanislas Nordey, Pauline Roussille.

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