“Conquering my own stage presence”

Ephemeral Popular University of the Papaveracees Company

All audiences
Location : LaScierie, 15 bd du quai Saint-Lazare, Avignon.
Dates : Thursday, July 13 and/or Friday, July 14 - Thursday, July 20 and/or Friday, July 21 - Thursday, July 27 and/or Friday, July 28
Hours : 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Reservations : 04 84 51 09 11
Information : 06 85 74 60 10 or public@lespapaveracees.com
Free price (minimum 5€)


From 2017 to 2023, we have made the research and creation cycle “THE VOICE OF THE ABSENTEES”. It was a crucial theatrical act for us, that questioned why and how some bodies and some viewpoints are absent from theatrical stages. By doing that, we have conquered a brand-new stage presence and asserted that everything, in theater, can be a writing. Every session will come back on a creative experience that allowed us to reveal and specify this peculiar relationship to the stage and to theater. The Masterclasses will come back on the genesis of the concepts we developed, the workshops will be an attempt to put these concepts into practice.


Session 1.

The experience F**** COUNTRY!, theatrical adaptation of the book by Younes Amrani and Stéphane Beaud (sociologist). 

“Killing the actor” (master-classe) - July 13th – 12:30 - 2pm
« The Chorus as a body » (workshop) – July 14th – 12:30 - 2pm

Session 2.

The experience A WOMAN, theatrical variation with the book by Annie Ernaux.

“Scenic Subjectiveness”  (master-classe)- July 20th – 12: 30 - 2pm
« Creative actor.actress » (workshop) – July 21st – 12:30 – 2pm

Session 3.

The experience CHILDHOOD(S) [so, this has to be a manifesto] collective stage writing

“Becoming my own ready-made” (master-classe) – July 27th – 12:30 - 2pm
« Acting is energy » (workshop) – July 28th – 12:30 - 2pm

With the associated artists of the  Company Les Papavéracées :

Karim Abdelaziz (acting and stage writing), Arthur Dumas (acting and stage writing), Agathe Fredonnet (acting and stage writing), Caroline Lerda (assistant to the stage direction, acting and stage writing), Charlotte le Bras (conception, stage directing, acting and stage writing).

La Compagnie Les Papavéracées 

The Papaveraceae Company was founded in 2015 by Charlotte Le Bras with the aim of creating a joyful, necessary, and bold theater of research and creation ! The approach is structured piece by piece, with a commitment to long-term work and a philosophy of ensemble. Through encounters with non-theatrical writings influenced by social sciences, the initial cycle of research and creation has given rise to a personal theatrical language and a unique way of being on stage, questioning the presence of voices and bodies that are often absent from the public space.