essential costly showcase for theater firms

“You will see, it is 70 minutes of humor assured. Come, it is 1:00 p.m., the theater is a stone’s throw away”. A combination of joker and good nature, he has a captivating smile and the keenness of the primary instances. Nevertheless, Marc Larebière is much from being a newbie. “My first Avignon was in 1987, he says. I used to be an actor.” This time, the person who can be the director of a café-théâtre in Annecy (Les Têtes de l’Artwork), throws himself into manufacturing. he selected to accompany De Gaulle is again, a household comedy that brings the Common again to life and immerses him within the fashionable world. A combination of humor and historic references that earned the work the assist of the Charles de Gaulle Basis.

De Gaulle is back with Matthieu Kalka and Valentin Maerte (KOBAYASHI)

And it’s on the street the place the general public is gained over. The present might have been performed 700 instances since its creation in 2016, in Avignon, it’s mandatory to start out over and regain its place among the many 1570 exhibits supplied this yr. Fierce competitors that forces viewers to let themselves be seduced one after the other, brochures in hand and promoting t-shirts on their backs. However, what has stung Marc Larebière to enterprise into such a challenge? “It is to remain younger”admits bluntly.

Marc Larebière conquering spectators in the streets of Avignon (Ariane Combes)

It’s also a narrative of friendship. With the 2 actors and authors of the play, first: Matthieu Kalka and Valentin Maerte, they met throughout a efficiency in Annecy. Additionally with Romain Bailloud, an beginner actor passionate concerning the café-théâtre who invested 15,000 euros to finance the challenge. The majority of the expense is targeting renting the theater. “It’s easy, calculate the sample, It prices 100 euros per chair. For a room with 100 seats, meaning a price range of 10,000 euros, to which should be added lodging and costs for the actors”. It doesn’t intend to get better its bills on the finish of the competition however inside one or two years if the present is “signed” by the programmers.

The 2 actors of De Gaulle is again count on 40 to 50 spectators per efficiency. Aim achieved on matchday 4 after a modest begin (20 day by day tackles) and a few chilly sweats. “Some cultural facilities solely make their choice in Avignon, we needed to be there”testifies Matthieu Kalka. “Avignon is each a dream machine and an organization shredder”, provides, lucidly, the actor who depends closely on suggestions from the press and phrase of mouth to fill the room. That is additionally how the piece first discovered its viewers.

Crossed within the rue Caretterie in the midst of a trailer session, Loïc Bartolini for his half dedicates a price range of 25,000 euros to current his work freelance photographer on the Theater des Brunes. An funding in his personal funds. For the one-off piece of him on stage that appears like a travelogue, he employed a stage supervisor, broadcast director, and basic logistics individual. After eight participations within the Off with three totally different exhibits, he already is aware of what awaits him.

In 2019, I had a lack of 7,000 euros. This yr once more, I do know I will not cowl my prices on the field workplace, however for me what counts is assembly with broadcasters and programmers and promoting my present to them. If I can get 15 dates signed for subsequent season, it may be a fantastic tour.

Loic Bartolini

actor and director

If Loïc Bartolini’s firm has sufficient stable backing, this isn’t the case of many different constructions that, as a result of lack of public within the first days, are over-indebted and compelled to go away the competition earlier than it ends. “The legend says {that a} quarter of firms quit alongside the way in which”testifies the actress Paméla Blottière, whose firm La Limprost performs for the second time in Avignon the whole lot rotated, a musical story for youngsters, on the Carnot theatre. The tackle of the Avignon Pageant & Compagnies (AF&C) affiliation doesn’t affirm this determine, however it’s a truth, some firms go away their shirts there.

All turned from the company La Limprost (Cie la Limprost)

Final yr La Limprost had the chance to profit from public subsidies from Sacem, Spedidam and town of Le Mans the place it originates. €12,000 in whole. However in 2021 the programmers had already accomplished the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 seasons as a result of Covid-related postponements, so it’s this yr that he hopes to signal dates. Decreased capability (49 seats), in a small theater, at a much less requested time (11:30), lodging for the corporate exterior of Avignon: the whole lot potential has been performed to restrict bills and keep away from chapter. Might the dream not flip right into a nightmare.

de Gaulle is again by Mattieu Kalka and Valentin Maerte, at La Comédie d’Avignon (40 rue des Lices, Avignon). Till July 30, at 1 p.m. There isn’t a class on July 11, 18 and 25.

“Freedom Photographer”, by Loïc Bartolini, on the Théâtre des Brunes (32 rue Thiers, in Avignon). Till July 30, at 12:55 p.m. There isn’t a class on July 12, 19 and 26.

“Tout tourne-boulé”, by the corporate La Limprost, on the Carnot theater (16 rue Carnot, in Avignon). Till July 30 at 11:30 a.m. There isn’t a class on July 11, 18 and 25.

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