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Arthur Nauzyciel
Hetero
Saturday–Tuesday,
September 11–14, 2010
7:30pm

Site-specific Location
Co-presented with Performance Space 122

   
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Two site-specific performances, Hetero, and The Sea Museum
(Le Musée de la mer)
, will kick off a new partnership with the Centre Dramatique National (CDN) in Orléans directed by Arthur Nauzyciel. This collaboration, in association with Performance Space 122, will create a new platform to present vibrant contemporary French playwrights in New York. This year, the first plays by renowned CDN associated writers Denis Lachaud and Marie Darrieussecq will be featured.

Hetero, written by Lachaud and directed by Arthur Nauzyciel—returning to Crossing the Line after the success of The Image in 2008—features an all-male cast struggling with concepts of gender in modern society. Humorous and cynical, Hetero is a feminist argument that is, ironically, defined by men.

In English. Running Time 1 hour 30 mins. No Intermission.

Denis Lachaud, Hetero, Writer
Denis Lachaud works and writes for the theatre. After J'apprends l'allemand, Comme Personne, La Forme Profonde, Le Vrai est au Coffre, his fifth novel Prenez l'avion was recently published. He has written four plays among which Hetero and Ma Forêt Fantôme. All his work is published by Actes Sud. He kept the rehearsal diary of three of Nauzyciel's productions : Heldenplatz by Thomas Bernhard; Oh Les Beaux Jours by Samuel Beckett and Ordet (The Word) by Kaj Munk. For France Culture, he has written two radio dramas: Sans Voir and Moi et ma Bouche. He staged his own play Ma Forêt Fantôme during a residency at la Fonderie (Le Mans). He also performs with Olivia Rosenthal for whom he writes and directs. He is a member of the artists collective La Forge.

Arthur Nauzyciel, Hetero, Director
Arthur Nauzyciel was born in Paris in 1967. After studying visual arts and film, he enrolled at the school of the Théâtre National de Chaillot, then headed by Antoine Vitez. As an actor, he was directed by Jacques Nichet, Eric Vigner, Alain Françon, Anatoli Vassiliev, Tsai Ming Liang An associate artist at the CDDB-Théâtre de Lorient, he directed his first production, Le Malade imaginaire ou le silence de Molière, after Molière and Giovanni Macchia in 1999. The show has been reprised regularly since then in France and abroad. In 2003, he directed Happy Days starring Marilù Marini, performed in France and reprised in Buenos Aires (awarded the critics' prize for best foreign play, best actress, nominated for best director). In 2004, he directed Place des Héros (Heldenplatz). The show marked the introduction of Thomas Bernhard into the Comédie-Française repertory. Aside from his French and foreign career, he has frequently worked in the United States, where he directed, B.-M. Koltès' Black Battles With Dogs (Combat de nègre et de chiens) at the Seven Stages Theatre in Atlanta in 2001, performed in Chicago in 2004, Avignon and Athens Festivals in 2006, Koltès' Roberto Zucco at the Emory Theatre in Atlanta in 2004 and Mike Leigh's Abigail' s Party in 2007 at the American Repertory Theatre (ART) in Boston, where he directed Shakespeare's Julius Caesar in 2008. As part of the 2006 Centenary Beckett Festival, he premiered Samuel Beckett's The Image in Dublin with dancer Damien Jalet and actress Anne Brochet, reprised in Iceland in 2007. At the invitation of dancer and choreographer Erna Omarsdottir, The Image was shown during the Grandes Traversées Festival in France in 2007, and in 2008 as part of Crossing the Line in New York. In 2008, he directed Kaj Munk's Ordet (The Word) for the Avignon Festival at the Cloître des Carmes. In 2009, he created Marie Darrieussecq's Le Musée de la mer at the National Theatre of Iceland, in Reykjavik. Since 2007, Arthur Nauzyciel is the head of the Centre Dramatique National/Orléans-Loiret-Centre.

 

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Related Event
Daniel Pettrow
The Sea Museum
Le Musée de la mer

Sat & Sun, Sept 18 & 19 at 3pm
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Arthur Nauzyciel
Hetero, Sept 11–14

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