Trap Door Theatre Takes REGARDING THE JUST on Five-City French Tour This Month
The Trap Door Theatre is proud to announce that they will embark on a 5 city tour to France with last season's production of Regarding the Just on November 1st. REGARDING THE JUST, translated and adapted by Pascal Collin and Nicholas Le Guevel from Albert Camus' Les Justes, will be directed by Valéry Warnotte.
The creative team includes: Assistant Director Mitch de Mooij; Dramaturge Pascal Collin; Lighting Design Richard Norwood; Set Design Joanna Iwanicki; Costume Design Rachel Sypniewski; Stage Manager Allison Goetzman; Graphic Design Michal Janicki; and Original Music Nicholas Tonozzi.
Opening November 6, 2014 at Dieppe Scene Nationale
November 14, 2014 at Theatre de Viennes, scene Rhone Alpes
November 18 & 19, 2014 at L'Onde, Theatre de Velizy-Villacoublay
November 21, 2014 at Theatre d'Herblay
November 25 to December 6, 2014 at Le Carreau du Temple, Paris
November 29, 2014 at Le Nef, Espace Culturel de Saint-Die-Des Vosges
Albert Camus (1913-1960) was a journalist, editor and editorialist, playwright and director, novelist and author of short stories, political essayist and activist. Born in Mondovi, Algeria, his parents were Spanish-French-Algerian (Pied Noir) colonists. His father, Lucien Camus died in the Battle of Marne (1914) during WWI. His mother, Catherine Helene Sintes was of Spanish origin, and was, due to a stroke, a mute deaf but was able to read lips and worked as a cleaning lady to provide for her son. Camus studied at Algiers lycee from 1923-32, then at the University of Algiers, from where he graduated in 1936 with a degree in philosophy. Camus joined the resistance movement during the occupation and after the liberation was a columnist for the newspaper Combat. But his journalistic activities had been chiefly a response to the demands of the time; in 1947 Camus retired from political journalism and, besides writing his fiction and essays, was very active in the theatre as producer and playwright (e.g., Caligula, 1944). He also adapted plays by Calderon, Lope de Vega, Dino Buzzati, and Faulkner's Requiem for a Nun. His love for the theatre may be traced back to his membership in L'Equipe, an Algerian theatre group, whose "collective creation" Révolte dans les Asturies (1934) was banned for political reasons.?? In 1957 he won the Nobel Prize for literature for his important literary production, "which with clear-sighted earnestness illuminates the problems of the human conscience in our times". He died in a car accident in January, 1960, at the age of 46.
Valéry Warnotte (Director) is both an actor and director. Originally from Belgium, Warnotte lives in Paris and works in France, Belgium and the USA. He is a member of the artist collective DEREZO in Brest. Directorial credits include: Sharing Midi by Paul Claudel, Elle by Jean Genet, On Purge Baby! By Georges Feydeau, Judas Pilate by Paul Claudel, Ubu Roi by Alfred Jarry and Monelle after the work of Marcel Schwob. He works regularly with the author Olivier Coyette; most recently they collaborated at the 14th Street Playhouse in Atlanta, with Voir Un Ami Pleurer (To See a Friend Cry) Other recent works include Microfictions, by Regis Jauffret in collaboration with Charlie Windelschmidt at Théâtre du Rond Point in Paris (with subsequent performances throughout France, with over 250 actors); an adaptation of Valere Novarina's text, The Sacrificing Actor in partnership with Emory University in Atlanta and Georgetown University in Washington DC.