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Your Letter, at last!
Your Letter, At Last! A Franco-Irish Collaboration Waiting, waiting for a love letter; that moment between receiving and unsealing the envelope. Looking, looking at it and through it at you. What does it take to send a letter? What will it take to receive the answer?
French performer Guillaume Pigé (Fresh from the Avignon Off Festival) and Irish designer Ciarán OʼMelia come together to bring you on a journey. Inspired by poetic works from Kafka to Pound, this Franco-Irish collaboration creates a work of physical theatre, which can reach the soul of everyone who ever awaited an answer.
With an original musical score by American composer Benton Roark, this is an International collaboration across disciplines and borders which pushes against the constraints of the current climate to continue to create.
ABSOLUT FRINGE FACTORY at Smock Alley 15-19 Essex Street West, Temple Bar, Dublin 8. Tuesday 15th (Preview) 16th – Sunday, 20th September 2009 at 6.30pm Bookings: 1850 FRINGE (1850 374 643) / www.fringefest.com Tickets:€15/12/10 (Full/concession/preview)
Contact: Veronica Dyas - Producer T: + 353 87 2465218 E: email@example.com Images by Emma Haugh
The Company théâtre re[roe]
théâtre re[roe] aims at creating and producing theater shows in France and abroad. Each work by théâtre re[roe] results from the collaboration between diverse artistic and cultural universes, thus enhancing the exchange of aspirations, ideas, experiences and techniques among «theaterwrights». This exchange embraces the search of the infinitely small to reach the infinitely large, the ordinary to find the extraordinary, the everyday to touch on the exceptional. Thus, the forgotten is open to rediscovery, simplicity reveals its problem, the dramatic will emerge from where one no longer dares to risk the danger of suspecting it.
Your Letter, At Last! - The ArtisticTeam Guillaume Pigé Creator Performer
Ciarán OʼMelia Collaborator Designer
Benton Roark Composer
Guillaume Pigé is the founder and Artistic Director of théâtre re[roe]. He is fresh from the Avignon Off Festival 2009 where he performed Comme un Gant, a co-creation with Raphaël Gouisset of ppcmART which toured in France and Edinburgh. Pigé currently follows the full time training offered by Le Théâtre de l’Ange Fou in London. Pigé obtained his Theatrical Study Diploma (acting) from Le Théâtre de l’Iris (Lyon, France) under Philippe Clément in 2006. He holds a BA in French and English Literature awarded by the University Lumière Lyon 2 (France) and the University of British Columbia (Canada). Pigé graduated from the Masters in Text and Performance Studies offered by RADA & King’s College London in 2008 and worked with Bill Gaskill as Assistant Movement Director on All That Fall and Catastrophe by Samuel Beckett. More recently he assisted Andrew Visnevski (Theatre Alive) on a new production of The Drowned World by Gary Owen (UK, National tour).
Ciarán OʼMelia studied at the Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity College Dublin, with a focus on design for theatre, including stage, lighting and costume. OʼMelia is currently designing Seagull and the Piggy Back Project: Jesus Has My Mom in There and Has Beat Her Up Real Bad for Loose Canon Theatre Company at ABSOLUT FRINGE Factory Smock Alley. At the Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival OʼMelia will design Silver Stars for Brokentalkers and Panti: Woman in Progress for thisisprobably at Project Arts Centre. During his time at Trinity, OʼMelia served as Chairperson of DU Players (Trinity's Student Drama Society) in the 2007 – 2008. In 2008 he participated in The Next Stage, a structured artist development initiative run by Theatre Forum as part of the Ulster Bank Dublin Town by Phillip Mc Mahon at The Project Arts Centre Space Upstairs, K after Franz Kafka directed by Nick Johnson at The Samuel Beckett Theatre, La Finta Giardiniera by WA Mozart at The Royal Irish Academy of Music; and Loose Canon Theatre Company's critically acclaimed production of Sarah Kane's Phaedra's Love at the Project Arts Centre, winner of Best Production at The Irish Times Theatre Awards.
Benton Roarkʼs creations are concerned with the various intersections of diverse forms of expression such as theatre, opera, art song, chamber music, electroacoustic music, and various folk musics and mythologies. His works have been performed and read by the Bozzini String Quartet, the Aventa Ensemble, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the Ad Mare Quintet, the University of British Columbia Strings, the Penderecki String Quartet, the Victoria Symphony Orchestra, the UBC Contemporary Players, the Turtle Island String Quartet, and the Tempest Flute Ensemble. His theatrical experience includes acting as composer and devisor for the Babel Theatre Workshop, as writer for the Vancouver International Song Instituteʼs Theatre of Art Song, and as participant in the Pacific Operaʼs New Opera Laboratory. As a composer, he has completed long-term residencies and programs at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada, the Fontainebleau Sessions in France, the Czech American Institute in Prague, and the Konservatorium Winterthur in Switzerland, and he holds degrees from Oberlin College and Conservatory and the University of British Columbia.