Photo : Isabelle Deffin
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|Actes du Théâtre n°55 February 2012|
Was born in 1963
Left school at 16.
Became an actor at 18.
At 23 he began writing on a regular basis.
He studied and wrote intensively for 4 years.
In 1990, at the age of 27, he staged his first play, Le Chemin de Dakar, a non-theatrical monologue presented at the Théâtre Clavel in Paris, and founded the Louis Brouillard Company.
He subsequently staged Le Théâtre in 1991, 25 années de littérature de Léon Talkoi in 1993, Des suées in 1994, and Les Evénements in 1994, plays written and staged according to an ongoing process in which the text was written with the actors during rehearsals. The productions were all presented at the Théâtre de la Main d’Or in Paris.
In 1995 he rehearsed and staged Pôles at the Fédérés de Montluçon, his first artistically accomplished text according to the playwright, and the first to be published (seven years later in 2002 by éditions Actes Sud-Papiers).
In 1997 Treize étroites têtes opened at the Fédérés and was revived at the Théatre Paris-Villette.
The company then began a long residency at the Théâtre de Brétigny-sur-Orge.
In 1998 he wrote a radio play, Les Enfants, commissioned by France Culture.
He co-directed his radio play Les Evénements that same year.
After staging Treize étroites têtes he devoted himself to film work for three years, directing several short video films. In 2000 he abandoned that pursuit for good and went back to the theater.
He staged three of his plays at the Théâtre Paris-Villette, two "revivals", Pôles and Treize étroites têtes, and one new work, Mon ami.
In 2001 the Compagnie Louis Brouillard began a series of performances of his productions on tour. Since then the tours have continued to develop.
In 2002 he staged Grâce à mes yeux at the Théâtre Paris-Villette.
In January 2003 he staged Qu'est-ce qu'on a fait at the Comédie de Caen. The play was commissioned by the CAF du Calvados on the theme of parenthood. The piece was performed in sociocultural centers in the Caen region.
In January 2004 he staged Au monde at the Théâtre National de Strasbourg, the company’s first real popular and critical success. Beginning of international touring.
In June 2004 he staged Le Petit Chaperon rouge, his first production for children, at the Théâtre de Bretigny-sur-Orge.
In February 2005 he staged D’une seule main at the CDR de Thionville.
The company began a three-year residency at the Scène nationale de Chambéry.
In January 2006 he staged Les Marchands at the Théâtre national de Strasbourg.
In April 2006 he staged Cet enfant at the Théâtre Paris-Villette, a revival of the play Qu'est ce qu'on a fait.
Au monde, Les Marchands and Le Petit Chaperon rouge were performed at the Festival d'Avignon 2006.
In 2007 he staged Je tremble (1) at the Théatre Charles Dullin in Chambéry.
That same year the company began a three-year residency at the Théâtre des Bouffes du nord.
He restaged Cet enfant in Russian at the Praktika Theater in Moscow.
In March 2008 he staged Pinocchio at the Odéon-Théâtre de L’Europe, his second production for children.
In July 2008 he staged Je tremble (2) at the Festival d'Avignon and revived Je tremble (1). Je tremble (1) et (2) was revived at the Théâtre des Bouffes du nord in September 2008.
In January 2010 he staged Cercles/Fictions at the Théâtre des Bouffes du nord.
In January 2011, Ma chambre froide opened at the Odéon-Théâtre de L’Europe.
He was awarded the Molière for Best Living French-language Playwright and for Best Production by a Company,
He wrote the libretto for an opera based on his play Grâce à mes yeux (music by Oscar Bianchi, opening at the Festival d'Aix in July 2011).
In October 2010 he restaged Pinocchio in Russian at the Meyerhold Theater in Moscow as part of the France-Russia Cross Year
He began a began a three-year association with the Odéon-Théâtre de L’Europe and a five-year collaboration with the Théâtre national de communauté française in Brussels.
In March 2011 Ma Chambre froide opened at the Ateliers Berthier de L’Odéon-Théâtre de L’Europe.
Joël Pommerat was awarded the 2011 Europe Prize New Theatrical Realities. Ma chambre froide was awarded the Grand Prix de la critique 2010-2011.
All his plays have been published by Editions Actes Sud-Papiers.
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