• Creations
    • ILIADFrance 2016
    • METAMORPHOSESFrance 2020
    • HAMLETFrance 2021
    • WOYZECKFrance 2023
    • KOHLHAASLebanon 2024
    • KARAMAZOVArmenia 2025
  • Calendar
    03/06/2022 HAMLET Nouveau Gare au Théâtre – Vitry
    28/11/2021 Médiation et inclusion Table ronde au CENTQUATRE – Paris
    19/10/2021 > 21/10/2021 HAMLET Le Préau Centre Dramatique National de Normandie – Vire
    29/09/2021 > 09/10/2021 HAMLET Festival d’Automne à Paris / Le Monfort – Paris
    07/05/2021 Théâtre et santé Colloque à l’Université Paris 8 – Paris
    18/03/2021 Le crime comme forme de récit Intervention à l’Université Catholique de Louvain – Louvain-la-Neuve
    11/02/2021 Une idée de nature Intervention à l’Université Catholique de Louvain – Louvain-la-Neuve
    06/12/2020 > 08/12/2020 MÉTAMORPHOSES (annulé) Atelier Théâtre Jean Vilar – Louvain-la-Neuve
    03/12/2020 Mon monde n’est pas le votre Intervention à l’Université Catholique de Louvain – Louvain-la-Neuve
    22/10/2020 Théâtres de guerre Intervention à l’Université Catholique de Louvain – Louvain-la-Neuve
    14/10/2020 MÉTAMORPHOSES (annulé) Espace Magh – Bruxelles
    09/10/2020 MÉTAMORPHOSES (annulé) Le Granit – Belfort
    08/10/2020 Interroger le chaos Conference à l’Université Catholique de Louvain – Louvain-la-Neuve
    06/03/2020 MÉTAMORPHOSES Nouveau Gare au Théâtre – Vitry
    06/01/2020 > 14/02/2020 MÉTAMORPHOSES Théâtre de la Tempête – Paris
    12/10/2019 Dire Homère Journée d’études à La Villette – Paris
    23/03/2019 ILIADE Théâtre ABC – Dijon
    02/02/2019 ILIADE Théâtre de la Passerelle – Palaiseau
    11/01/2019 Changer de monde Conférence aux Beaux Arts de Paris – Paris
    03/08/2018 ILIADE Festival Paris l’été / Le Monfort – Paris
    06/06/2018 > 16/06/2018 ILIADE Théâtre Paris-Villette – Paris
    18/10/2017 > 20/10/2017 ILIADE Festival Fragments / Mains d’Œuvres – Saint-Ouen
    04/05/2017 > 14/05/2017 ILIADE Théâtre Paris-Villette – Paris
    30/01/2016 ILIADE Festival Vis-à-Vis / Théâtre Paris-Villette – Paris
  • Workshops

    Organicity

    Workshop with Luca Giacomoni

    Organicity is the vital current that flows under the skin, the flow of our impulses, the continuity of momentum. “Organic” does not mean “natural”, because behind the latter word lies our habits acquired through learning. On the contrary, organicity is a form of lymphatic intelligence that brings forth movement long before reason can judge, comment on, or endorse it. When a human being connects to the organic current, his attitude changes. It is no longer the mind that directs, and the body that obeys: intuition and action become one. Often the actor – that is, the human being in action – is the first to be surprised. Something unknown is revealed to him: he realizes that he is whole, while being in relationship with others. Not in control, but in the service of what is there. Decision-making unfolds at a speed that is not that of reflection, but that of an animal on the alert. This living, tangible experience has a new taste: it is me, and at the same time it is something else. The actor is no longer trying to express something, he is. Just like the song of a bird or the waves of the ocean whose presence can touch us, move us, or make us dream. So we can legitimately ask ourselves: is this form of intelligence, which is rarely stimulated in our culture, part of an invisible domain of human power in contact with the living? If we are to believe the actors’ testimonies, we are connecting with something “sacred”.

    . From 27 to 29 May 2022
    . From 10 am to 5 pm, max 12 people
    . Price 240 euros / per person
    . Studio Bleu, 14 Bd Poissonnière 75009 Paris
    For more information, you can write to: contact@whytheatre.net

    Actor, figure, character

    Dramaturgy workshop with Luca Giacomoni and Sarah Di Bella

    “The interpretation of a character can lead to a frontal relationship that turns this being of paper and ink into a screen of projections. Working on the character through the prism of the figure is our way of getting away from the frontality that relies on psychological identification. The figure is the third and concrete point of contact between the actor and the character, an effective tool for composing on the edge of form and performance, a real breathing space between the actor’s work and the director’s vision. What is a figure? Antigone burying a cursed brother, Joan of Arc hearing voices, Ahab dragged by an obsession to the bottom of the ocean. Figures, then, are energies in action whose form is generally recognizable – any girl walking through the woods will be a Red Riding Hood, any child skipping school will be a Pinocchio, any young woman lying in the water, an Ophelia. Collective memory is full of figures; they constitute the alphabet of the imaginary that brings us together or separates us; this is why they are meant to be updated or questioned, to be fished out or turned over symbolically. Based on the material that nourished the creation of Hamlet – presented at the Théâtre Le Monfort, as part of the Festival d’Automne à Paris 2021 – this five-day workshop offers professional actors or those in training the opportunity to discover this approach to the character through the figure, completed by the experience of acting under the watchful eye of Luca Giacomoni. We will explore the dramaturgical triangulation of Hamlet, Gertrude and Ophelia, inviting each participant to take hold of the figure in play to redraw the character’s scenic destiny.” Sarah Di Bella

    . From 21 to 25 November 2022
    . From 10 am to 5 pm, max 12 people
    . Price 280 euros / per person
    . Nouveau Gare au Théâtre, 13 Rue Pierre Semard 94400 Vitry-sur-Seine (to be confirmed)
    For more information, you can write to: contact@whytheatre.net

  • Publications

    Iliad
    Materials, inspirations, research
    Why Theatre, France – 2016. For any information about our books, you can write to: contact@whytheatre.net

    Metamorphoses
    Materials, inspirations, research
    Why Theatre, France – 2022. For information about our books, you can write to: contact@whytheatre.net

    The possibilities of theatre
    Research notebook Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium – 2021. For information about our books, you can write to: contact@whytheatre.net

  • Biography

    Luca Giacomoni is a director, artistic director of the company Why Theatre and co-founder of Why Stories, the first creative laboratory entirely dedicated to the art of storytelling.

    After a master’s degree in Letters and Philosophy at the University of Bologna, he studied linguistic structuralism and Russian formalism with Manlio Iofrida. In 1998 in Venice, he participated in Penser l’art, règle et anarchie, a masterclass led by philosopher Jean Baudrillard, semiologist Paolo Fabbri and artist Joseph Kosuth.

  • Contact

    Luca Giacomoni
    Artistic Direction
    luca.giacomoni@whytheatre.net

    Sarah Di Bella
    Dramaturgy
    sarah.dibella@whytheatre.net

    Marie-Eve Dorléans
    Assistant Director
    marie-eve.dorleans@whytheatre.net

    Pauline Barascou
    Administration and Production
    direction@latableverte-productions.fr

    Pictures © Cha Gonzalez
    Graphic design Julie Richard & Guillaume Andres
    Web development Laurent Jacquot

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