Season #1 / Mooc #1 by La Transplanisphère > documentary theatre: interviewing experts and writing from their characters

  • Topic: Documentary theatre. How to write on a topic by running an investigation (interviews, immersive experience, reportage, data collection) and using this material to write a play.  
  • Designer/developer: Bruno Freyssinet and Arthur Navellou
  • Example. The European Crisis Games, a play inspired by a former documentary play and on the editing of interviews. Extracts from the play in Greece (Epidaurus), and in France (Paris).  
  • Interview: Bruno Freyssinet on the writing of The European Crisis Games. Interview of Xavier Timbaud, Economist and Director of L’Observatoire français des conjonctures économiques (OFCE),  which interviews has been used as a material in the play and that saw the result. Gregory Veux, composer of the ECG soundtrack. Boubkar Benzabat, documentary filmmaker.

Polart Circle S1 M1 E1 / step by step

Bruno Freyssinet and Arthur Navellou present the step by step process to develop a documentary play.

Get here the text version of the methodology

Polart Circle S1 M1 E2 / interview Gregory Veux

Grégory Veux, composer and musician, tells about tells about his creative work the context of the documentary play The European Crisis Games (2014).

 

Polart Circle S1 M1 E3 / interview Boubkar Benzabat

Boubkar Benzabat, cinematographer, tells about tells about his work for documentary films.

 

Polart Circle S1 M1 E4 / interview Xavier Timbaud, economist

Xavier Timbaud, economist, tells about what it feels to be interviewed in the context of the documentary play The European Crisis Games (2014) and to see his words on stage.