The Talents Adami Théâtre initiative gives carte blanche to the ever-inventive author and director, Pascal Rambert, to create a show with young actors. Embracing diversity, 8 ensemble recounts their respective eight, sinuous journeys in life and highlights what each actor has to say.

 Above all else, Pascal Rambert likes people. He likes to take time to meet them, listen to them, join in conversation with them. For this new project, he asks each actor to present themselves and reply to the following question: “How do you see yourself in 2051?” Rambert takes an interest in their families, daily lives, and the moment when they first discovered theater. The text, or score, for 8 ensemble that Rambert has written is both for them and from them. It retraces their lives in a non-stereotypical way, following their ins and outs, adversities, and different energies. The text advances through associations, marks out different paths, and unfurls the elements of the imaginary and the poetic contained within each young person. He invites the performers to share in his way of working, his attachment to the body and the spoken word. In the absence of any decor or costumes, and in a theater painted white with lighting worthy of a football stadium, he reveals and exposes the voices and bodies of these young actors at the beginning of their professional lives.

For 24 years, Talents Adami Théâtre has worked to showcase the talents of early-career actors. In 2021, Adami Théâtre invited Pascal Rambert to create a new play with 8 young actors, who were selected among a field of 1,000 applicants: Souad Arsane, Sekhou Drame, Felipe Fonseca Nobre, Yuming Hey, Liora Jaccottet, Jisca Kalvanda, Mouradi M’Chinda, and Marie Rochand. Talents Adami Théâtre generated this genuine collaborati
on between two generations of theater artists. For the young artists it represented an exceptional stepping stone and offered them the incomparable opportunity to perform at Festival d’Automne in Paris.

Show performed in French with English supertitles. Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes.

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symbol for wheelchair accessibilityThe Hearst Theater is wheelchair accessible. Show performed in French with English subtitles. Visit our Venues and Studios section for accessibility information at our various locations. Guests in need of access accommodations are invited to contact the Lewis Center at 609-258-5262 or email at least one week in advance of the event date.


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Text, direction: Pascal Rambert
With: Souad Arsane, Sekhou Drame, Felipe Fonseca Nobre, Yuming Hey, Liora Jaccottet, Jisca Kalvanda, Mouradi M’Chinda and Marie Rochand
Artistic collaboration: Pauline Roussille
Stage Manager: Alessandra Calabi
Light Production: Thierry Morin
Production Director: Pauline Roussille
Production Manager: Juliette Malot
Production Coordination: Sabine Aznar
Executive production: structure production
Coproduction: Adami, Festival d’Automne à Paris in collaboration with Atelier de Paris/CDCN

Opening 2021 October 5th, Atelier de Paris/CDCN as part of Festival d’Automne in Paris
Talents Adami Théâtre 2021
The text 8 ensemble is edited at Les Solitaires Intempestifs

Presented By

  • Lewis Center for the Arts