PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2018: Magali Mougel – SUZY STORCK

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Apr 16, 2018
Apr 16, 2018

Suzy Stork by Magali Mougel translated by Chris Campbell, directed by Jean-Pierre Baro, Gate Theatre. Photo by Helen Murray.


Monday, April 16
Segal Theatre

FREE + Open to public. First come, first served.

Suzy Storck (France)
Written by Magali Mougel  
Directed by Sara Rademacher. Translated by Chris Campbell.
Discussion moderated by Nicole Birmann Bloom.

Another unbearably hot evening. Suzy Storck sits by the window. A glass of wine. A bottle. Three. Her husband has left. Maybe he’s coming home. Maybe he’s not. The radio buzzes. And still, the sun will just not set.

Photo courtesy of the artist

Magali Mougel (France), a finalist to the Grand Prix de littérature dramatique, has been writing prolifically for the theatre since 2014 and has been staged throughout France. She taught at the Université de Strasbourg, the Institut littéraire de Bern, and at ENSATT, Lyon. She is an associate playwright at the Scènes du Jura and joined the artistic collective at the Théâtre de Sartouville Yvelines CDN.



Photo by Matty D Photography

Sara Rademacher is a freelance theatre director and a Co-Founder and former Artistic Director of Elements Theatre Collective, whose mission is to bring professional quality theatre free of charge to audiences with limited access.  In 2007, Sara studied theatre in South Africa, which sparked her dedication to creating theatre that engages her community both locally and globally. She holds an MFA in Theatre Directing from Columbia University in New York City, where she currently lives and works. During her time at Columbia she was the Assistant Director for Anne Bogart on Persians at the Getty Villa in California, and Sam Helfrich for Orpheus in the Underworld at Virginia Opera. She has also worked in Casting, Dramaturgy and been Assistant Director at many regional theatres including The Guthrie, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Mixed Blood Theatre, Marin Theatre and more. She has been in the SDC Observership Class for two years, and was recently nominated for Best Director at the NY Winterfest Theatre Festival. Some favorite directing credits include The Last Five Years, Gruesome Playground Injuries, The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer, and Caught Dreaming. Sara currently works at The National Theatre Conference. www.SaraRademacher.com

Photo by Helen Murray

As an actor, Chris Campbell has worked at theatres including The National, The Royal Court, The Traverse, The West Yorkshire Playhouse, The Birmingham Rep, The Gate and English Touring Theatre. Directors have included Howard Davies, Sir Richard Eyre, Sir Peter Hall, Richard Wilson, William Gaskill, Erica Whyman, Stephen Daldry, Ian Brown and Annie Castledine. He most recently appeared alongside Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady. He has translated plays by Philippe Minyana, David Lescot, Rémi de Vos, Adeline Picault, Magali Mougel, Launcelot Hamelin, Frédéric Blanchette, Catherine-Anne Toupin, and Fabrice Roger-Lacan for The National, The Almeida, The Donmar, The Traverse, The Birmingham Rep, and The Young Vic among others. His translation of Right Now was co-produced in 2016 by the Traverse, Bush and Ustinov theatres and in 2017, Oberon Books published a collection of his contemporary French translations and his translation of Suzy Storck was produced at the Gate Theatre, Notting Hill. Chris was Deputy Literary Manager of the National Theatre for six years and is currently Literary Manager of the Royal Court. In 2014, he was appointed Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government.


Currently as Program Officer, Performing Arts, at the Visual and Performing Arts Department-Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York, Nicole has developed and promoted workshops, festivals, productions, tours and special projects with French artists, and has managed key French-American programs dedicated to support of performing dance and theater artists since 1999 in France and the United States.  Trained as a dancer in France and the U.S. (New York), Nicole after a brief time as a dance instructor and performer, worked in Paris and abroad for a decade in the public and private sectors. She returned to New York and joined the French Cultural Services in 1995.


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