Directed by Arnaud Meunier
with Tamara Al Saadi, Preston Butler III, Valentin Clerc, Margaux Desailly, Luca Fiorello, Cordelia Istel, Matthew Kelly, Cemre Salur, Guillaume Trotignon, Reggie Yip artistic collaboration Nicolas Marie stage design Carlo Maghirang lighting Nicolas Marie, Aurélien Guettard musical creation Patrick De Oliveira video Shih-lien Eugene Yen costumes Angela Trivino wig and makeup Cécile Kretschmar assistant to the director Pauline Panassenko, Parelle Gervasoni translation assistance Christine Casler, Kenneth Casler scenery & costumes Ateliers de La Comédie de Saint-Étienne production La Comédie de Saint-Étienne - CDN in partnership with CalArts Center for New Performance with the support of l’École of La Comédie de Saint-Étienne, of DIESE # Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, of l’Institut Français and of Ville de Saint-Étienne.
CalArts Center for New Performance directed by Travis Preston is the multidisciplinary production department of the CalArts school established in Los Angeles. Connecting young artists of the CalArts school and professionals, the CNP acts as a platform to develop and produce new and daring art forms that explore all the different modern languages that represent theatre today.
Show in English with French subtitles, displayed on a screen above the stage
Intense, contemporary and funny, Fore! Is the fruit of four workshops between the CalArts University of Los Angeles and the Comédie de Saint-Etienne. Under the guidance of Arnaud Meunier and the brilliant young American writer, Aleshea Harris, this international troupe has embarked on an exploration of the values and visions of today’s world.
What makes us a society? Where do our democracies stand in such a “connected” and globalised world, marked by events like 9/11 and Charlie Hebdo in France? Through Orestes and the great characters of ancient theatre, the actors flesh out the play with their own life experiences, becoming the very fibre of this creative performance. The troupe straddles current concerns with all of the vitality of the young and an unshakable will to pull through.