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Laurent Maindon


Laurent Maindon is a theatre director and poet. In 1996 he founded and became director of Théâtre du Rictus, now based in Nantes, France, where he works to champion contemporary drama. His poetry tries to develop an architecture of implicit and slow motion, that both speaks to and reveals the inner self. “I’m still convinced that understanding the world is possible through its shaky distortions. The underbelly of life, of the world, and their dark places especially interest me. But these things only have relevance when there is concrete imagery to illuminate them. That’s the paradox, darkness needing light, the believable needing the improbable.”

Laurent Maindon est metteur en scène et poète. En 1996 à Nantes (France), il fonda le Théâtre du Rictus, dont il devint le directeur. Il y défend depuis les écritures dramatiques contemporaines. Sa poésie cherche à développer une architecture du filigrane et du ralenti, propre à révéler les histoire intimes. « Je suis persuadé que la compréhension du monde se livre dans la distorsion. C’est l’envers et l’ombre qui m’intéressent. Mais pas d’envers ni d’ombre sans image concrète. C’est tout le paradoxe : le plausible et l’improbable. »

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ISBN: 978-1-909849-53-2