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Nov 21, 2005
Nov 21, 2005
Segal Theater

ValÈre Novarina
Photo © Achille Le Pera

With actors André Marcon, Paris, and Hilario Saavedra, L.A., Director Travis Preston, L.A.

Actors Hilario Saavedra (Los Angeles) and André Marcon (Paris), a longtime collaborator with the playwright, will perform a staged reading of Adramélech’s Monologue (in English) and L’Animal du temps (in French). A discussion, based on their collaboration on the American production of Adramélech’s Monologue in Chicago, will follow. Moderator Travis Preston (Center for New Theatre, CalArts).

Playwright Valère Novarina was born in 1947 close to Geneva, Switzerland, and spent his childhood by the Leman Lake in France. He studied philosophy, philology, and theatre history at the Sorbonne in Paris. His first play, l’Atelier volant, was performed in 1974. He staged five of his own texts, including Le Drame de la vie (1986) and Le Jardin de reconnaissance (1997). Since the 1980s, he has pursued his work as an artist and painter.

AndrÉ Marcon Courtesy of André Marcon

AndrÉ Marcon
Courtesy of André Marcon

Hilario Saavedra was born in 1978. After earning a BFA at University of West Virginia, he went to CalArts in Los Angeles, receiving a master’s in acting in 2004. He is currently working on Uncle Sam and on September 11, 2001, both by Michel Vinaver.

André Marcon has played in over 40 films, including films directed by Jacques Rivette and Olivier Assayas (Les Destinées sentimentales, 2002). He worked with directors like Novarina, Françon, Lassalle and co-starred with Isabelle Huppert and Maria Casarès. Marcon created the part of Adramélech at the Avignon Festival of Theatre in 1984.

6:30 p.m., Monday, November 21, 2005, Martin E. Segal Theatre

Res. Code 6434. Free