Statement of Artistic Practice
I am a theater maker, but I do not just write plays. Rather, I explore the identity and environment of a community through theatrical art. The construction of the scenic environment is the major part of my artistic work, before inventing and inviting the characters to take possession of it. Starting from this environment, I explore the « quatre murs » or "four walls": the interior of a body -- with or without life -- a constitution, a community, a political and social system, the common thought of a group of individuals or an organization. Based on these materials, I take drama, tragedy, comedy, habits, questions, silences, thoughts, new forms and – always -- identity to create something new. It is in the depths of these four walls that I search for and find emptiness, an opportunity within each person and each community to realize their values and metamorphosize through the introduction of beauty and the principles of art.
I consider the public as a major player in all my artistic projects. He is an integral part of the show because it is about him that it is in my plays. So he is this need that the theater today must compose. He is the breath of any action in a room. The theater adds a real dimension to his daily life, saving him, sometimes, from the drama and tragic situation offered by the physical environment (« quatre murs ») and the political systems in which he lives.
That's why I take the risk of taking the theater out of the building and into the neighborhoods where people live, work, play, love. And this great need is found in this one who discovers the magic of the theater and reacts. I force myself to reinvent a theater that tells the truth in beauty, which values and rehabilitates the human. That is who I am