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Philippe Minyana
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Philippe Minyana

List of works mentioned in Actes du Théâtre :
Anne-Laure et les fantômes
Drames brefs 1
Drames brefs II
Fin d’été à Baccarat
Inventaires
Le Couloir
Les Guerriers
Les Rêves de Margaret
Pièces
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(Actes du Théâtre N° 63 December 2013)

Philippe Minyana was born in Besançon in 1946.
He has written many plays since 1979, including: Premier Trimestre (dir. by the playwright, Comédie de Metz 1979), Cartaya (dir. by Viviane Theophilides, Th. Ouvert and Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris 1980), Laura dans l’olivette (éd. Th. Ouvert 1980), Ariakos (dir. by Jean-Christian Grinevald, Th. du Quai de la Gare, Paris 1983), Titanic (dir. by Robert Cantarella, Festival d’Avignon 1983), Le Dîner de Lina (dir. by Stéphanie Loïk, Th. de Douai 1984; France Culture 1982; éd. L’Avant-Scène), Quatuor (dir. by Jean-Gabriel Tordjman, Th. du Lucernaire, Paris 1984; France Culture 1984; éd. Edilig/Théâtrales), Exposition (Th. Essaïon, Paris 1985; film by Claude Mourieras entitled Madame Scotto, La Sept), France et Akim (carte blanche, Hélène Vincent, Th. Ouvert and Festival d’Avignon 1985), Fin d’été à Baccarat (dir. by Carlo Wittig, Th. de l’Athénée, Paris 1985; France Culture 198 ; éd. Th. Ouvert 1981, éd. Théâtrales), Chambres (dir. by Hans Peter Cloos, Espace 600, Grenoble 1992; radio Brême 1992; éd. Théâtrales), Inventaires (dir. by Robert Cantarella, Th. de la Bastille, Paris 1987; Prix SACD 1988, nominated for Molière award for Best Playwright, 1988; radio Brême 1991; performed in Spain, Canada, Italy, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Russia, Uruguay, Belgium; film by Jacques Renard, FR3 1991), Les Petits Aquariums (dir. by Robert Cantarella, CDN de Calais 1989; éd. Actes Sud-Papiers), Ruines romaines (dir. by Michel Didym, CDN Vandoeuvre and Grande Halle de la Villette, Paris 1990; éd. Edilig/Théâtrales), Boomerang (dir. by Michel Didym, Th. de la Bastille, Paris 1990; éd. L’Avant-Scène), Jojo (musical written for Georges Aperghis, premiered at Musica, Strasbourg 1990; nominated for Molière award for Best Musical, 1991; Prix de la critique musicale), Les Guerriers (dir. by Robert Cantarella, CDN de Reims and Th. Ouvert de Paris 1991; France Culture 1991, Radio Brême 1992; staged at Th. Blanc de Québec 1998), Gang (musical, dir. by Jean-Vincent Brisa, Espace 600, Grenoble 1995; France Culture 1993; éd. L’Avant-Scène), Où vas-tu, Jérémie? (dir. by Edith Scob, Festival d’Avignon 1993; éd. Théâtrales), Murder (dir. by Robert Cantarella with students from ERAC, Cannes and Festival d’Avignon 1993; Radio Brême 1992; éd. Théâtrales), Salle des fêtes (dir. by the playwright and Sophie Duprez, La Ménagerie de verre, Paris 1994), Volcan (dir. by Pierre Laneyrie, région PACA 1994; éd. Théâtrales), Drames brefs 1 (dir. by Robert Cantarella, Le Sorano, Th. nat. de Toulouse and Th. Ouvert de Paris 1995; éd. Théâtrales), Commentaires (dir. and music by Georges Aperghis, Th. Benoît XII, Avignon 1996), Drames brefs 2 (CACP de Bordeaux 1997, dir. by Sylvie Baillon, Festival d’Avignon 2004; éd. Théâtrales), La Maison des morts (France Culture 1995; dir. by cie Les Lucioles, Scène nat. de Quimper 1999, dir. by Jarg Pataki, Th. de Lucerne, Switzerland 2000), Monsieur Bild ou l’Exposition; Avenue de la République (dir. by Edith Scob, TGP, Saint-Denis 1999), Portraits (France Culture 2000), Descriptif (France Culture 2000), Habitations (dir. by Edith Scob, Th. Ouvert, Paris 2000), Pièces (dir. by Robert Cantarella, Th. Ouvert, Paris 2001), Anne-Marie (dir. by the playwright, Th. Ouvert, Paris 2001; éd. Th. Ouvert 2000; France Culture 2000), Prologue (dir. by the playwright and Frédéric Maragnani, Th. Ouvert, Paris 2004; éd. Th. Ouvert 2004), Le Couloir (dir. by the playwright and Frédéric Maragnani, Th. Ouvert, Paris 2004; éd. Théâtrales).
Many of his plays have been translated and staged abroad.
G. Aperghis, M. Fabre and Ph. Mion, Les Trois 8 have written music for four of his libretti: Jojo (dir. by G. Aperghis), Léone (dir. by Ph. Mercier, Saarbrück and Thionville 1993), André and Anne-Laure et les fantômes (dir. by Robert Cantarella, TGP, Saint-Denis 1999; éd. Théâtrales 1999; André filmed for television by Jacques Renard, Arte).
He has written a film for television, Papa est monté au ciel (co-screenwriter and dialogue writer, dir. by Jacques Renard, France 2 1998).
He has adapted: El principe constante by Calderon and El cerco de numancia by Cervantès (dir. by Robert Cantarella, Festival d’Avignon, Maison de la Culture d’Amiens and Th. du Rond Point, Paris 1992).
His plays Chambres and Inventaires have been included in the theatre studies programme for the baccalauréat.
From 2000 to 2006 Philippe Minyana was an associate artist for Robert Cantarella at the Théâtre Dijon-Bourgogne. In 2003-2004 he was the associate playwright at the Th. Ouvert.
Since 2008 his plays have been published by Editions de L’Arche. In May 2008 the Comédie-Française staged La Petite dans la forêt profonde, his adaptation of Ovid (dir. by Marcial di Fonzo Bo), at the Théâtre de Gennevilliers, and Florence Giorgetti staged Voilà.
J’ai remonté la rue et j’ai croisé des fantômes was also published in 2008. The Théâtre de la Ville presented five of his plays in February-March 2011: Les Rêves de Margaret (dir. by Florence Giorgetti), Tu devrais venir plus souvent (dir. by Monica Espina), J’ai remonté la rue et j’ai croisé des fantômes (dir. by Monica Espina), De l’amour staged by the playwright and Marylin Alasset, and Sous les arbres (dir. by Frédéric Maragnani). The latter two plays were also presented at the Théâtre Ouvert.
Philippe Minyana was upgraded to Officier des Arts et Lettres and was awarded a prize from the Académie Française (in theater) for his collected works in June 2010.
His web site: www.minyana.net