“It permits me to face my evolution yr after yr”

Her expertise as an extracurricular facilitator, Élodie Poux, made her the cement of her first present, playmobil syndrome. The kids who populate his sketches, specifically the unimaginable Kimberley and her leopard leggings, have already made 1000’s of viewers snicker throughout France. Again in Avignon this yr, he presents his newest solo present there: The butterfly syndrome. The comic critiques her expertise as a younger mom but in addition her new notoriety… Over a glass of very chilly grenadine, she tells us about her expertise on the Avignon competition, of which she is already an everyday.

Franceinfo Tradition: What does the Avignon competition signify for you?
Elodie Poux: Every time, the competition permits me to confront my very own evolution. I can evaluate every version with how my yr went. The primary night time of freshman yr, there have been six of them to return see me in a really small theater. There, I’m in room 1 of the Palace, the biggest theater in Avignon devoted to humor. However Avignon can also be a chance to fulfill all the buddies we did not have time to see the remainder of the yr.

This yr is his fifth participation within the competition. Was it successful each time?
No, the primary time was nonetheless troublesome. To usher in individuals who don’t know who you’re, you must tow all day. Afterwards, take a little bit bathe, take a nap, and we’ll go play. The twelve individuals who advised you they might come, do not come and eventually there are solely two folks left within the room… And the subsequent day, it begins another time! The second competition was a bit simpler, however there was nonetheless work. With the passing of the years and the media protection, which nonetheless provides quite a lot of momentum, folks begin to know who you’re and are available again. Some inform me at present “I have been coming to see your present for 3 years in a row.” It’s enjoyable. However for this version, the rhythm is completely different: I’ve a big lodging outdoors the partitions, in a quiet place. The primary yr there have been 4 of us in the identical room… I choose the 2022 model! (laughs)

Have you ever ever skilled this competition as a spectator?
I’ve all the time participated within the competition as an artist. Final yr I used to be on the Sorgue competition in Avignon and I solely got here one afternoon. I hated that. It is like going to a celebration you were not invited to! We won’t speak to our mates as a result of they’re towing… I believe I might actually fairly be part of the sport and play.

What’s your finest reminiscence in Avignon as an actress?
There are various… However I believe my finest reminiscences are the primary instances I began making fits. Proper now, we arrive within the afternoon in entrance of the theater and we see an enormous queue. So we are saying to ourselves “Ohlala, who’s enjoying tonight?” and also you understand they got here for me. It is sufficient oof.

And the worst?
The worst reminiscences are, quite the opposite, the afternoons during which there was not a single snicker. Then folks come out and say “We preferred it” and also you say to your self “Oh, you did not appear to be it”. In these instances, your hour of present appears to final every week… You go to see the feedback, you understand that you just had three, 4 unhealthy ones while you gave the whole lot you had on stage… But when I can provide some recommendation for the they’re doing their first Avignon: you by no means know who’s within the room. are six? It isn’t severe! You need to give your self as in the event that they have been 140.

Is Avignon an essential step within the course of of making your exhibits?
At first, sure! Whenever you come to Avignon together with your first present, it means that you can do a bit of labor since you play it each night time and also you come again to the identical place of residence, with out having to take a prepare or need to do any technical changes. It gave me time to check out small passages that I had written the day earlier than. “Right here I see that it isn’t efficient right here, I’ll attempt to clear up that.” Principally, these are one-hour slots. Besides that typically we arrive with 1h20, 1h30 of present… We’re compelled to condense or delete sure passages to maintain solely the most effective. We depart right here with a present of formidable effectivity! I do know that presenting it in Paris and Avignon helped me loads to make my first present efficient. Individuals do not have time, they’re there to snicker and quick.

This yr you current your present, however you’ve got additionally staged Charlotte Boisselier’s.
I am doing a double Avignon this yr, actually. I attend all their performances within the morning and within the afternoon we get collectively once more about what has been completed. There’s a partition, which permits me to eat, after which I’m going to my half. And inside you must slot in with the small household, as a result of I got here with the kid, slot in moments of relaxation and in addition benefit from the pool subsequent to the home… An actual marathon!

The kid is there however your accomplice too! he performs in comedy the nameless egoists on the Brunes Theatre. Another stir?
No, by no means, quite the opposite, it is nice! We officiate in very completely different fields: I am within the one-woman present, he is in a sketch room. I am very proud of what he is doing, he is blissful for me too, and we every have our personal little universe. He additionally does not essentially come to see what I am doing. We meet at dwelling within the night and are very blissful to inform one another about our days. And thanks mother-in-law who stays with the offspring whereas we do the interviews! (laughs)
In reality, it’s the solely time of the yr once we sleep each night time in the identical mattress, the place all of us have breakfast collectively. It is semi-vacation.

Do you suppose Avignon has modified loads through the years?
After I stroll the streets of Avignon at present, I see the identical issues as 5 years in the past. I assumed that due to the covid there could be many fewer exhibits and never even. It is our good previous Avignon competition. And I believe that is what all of us like: it is a little bit bubble that’s recreated yearly.

butterfly syndrome by Elodie Poux
On the Le Palace theater (38 cours Jean Jaurés, in Avignon).
Till July 17, at 8:30 p.m.

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