Pierre Notte, playwright from le Théâtre du Rond Point, in conversation with director Valéry Warnotte. Notte speaks in French with an English translator repeating.
Pierre Notte speaks about La Comédie Française versus Le Rond-Point, tradition versus modernity, theater versus cinema, and of course, why we all are Catherine Deneuve.
Located near les Champs-Elysées in Paris and directed by Jean-Michel Ribes, le Théâtre du Rond-Point is a government-funded institution dedicated to the production of current and contemporary authors.
Ex-secretary of La Comédie Française, Pierre Notte left the venerable institution to devote himself to writing. Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres, Pierre Notte integrated the direction of the Théâtre du Rond-Point as an advisor and associated author in 2009. Moi aussi je suis Catherine Deneuve was first created in France in 2005, and produced in Tokyo and Rome in 2007.
French Director Valéry Warnotte commands the vision of the U.S. premiere of Me Too, I am Catherine Deneuve. This witty, imaginative and grotesque family drama reveals the liberating and destructive elements that occur as each member suffers the varying effects of an identity crisis. The play asks the audience to explore, alongside the characters, the potent relationship between self-definition and self-determination.
Recorded on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at the Alliance Française de Chicago.