After training as an actor and several assistantships, Thomas Quillardet has devoted himself to directing since 2004.
As a member of the collective Jakart he created Le Frigo and Loretta Strong, a diptych based on the author Copi, with the support of the Villa Medicis scholarship outside the walls in 2007. Next came Villégiature, based on Carlo Goldoni, staged in collaboration with Jeanne Candel in 2010, Les Autonautes de la Cosmoroute based on Julio Cortazar and Carol Dunlop in 2012, and recently L’Histoire du Rock by Raphaèle Bouchard, Nus Féroces and Anthropophages, staged with Marcio Abreu and Pierre Pradinas in 2014.
In 2016 he created Montagne at the Scènes Nationales du Jura in Gap and Japan, followed by Où les coeurs s’eprennent.
In 2016, he was an associated artist with the Scène Nationale in Saint-Nazaire, and from 2017 on he will be an associated artist with the Scène Nationale of Cherbourg.
It all begins with the discovery made by Girafe, nickname given to a little girl by her recently deceased mother. From all of her nine years of age she uncover a sequence as logical as chaotic : « the man who is her father » is an unemployed artist, he doesn’t manage to « earn money », this lack of money forbid her/ doesn’t allow her to watch the cable television « which is not really a luxury because there are channels like Discovery Channel ». Based on this reflexion, Girafe leaves home accompanied by her teddy bear, Juddy Garland, looking for the magic remedy that will pay the subscription. From her encounters in the streets of Lisboa she gets to understand that the adults can’t fulfill all the deficiencies, especially those that reveal themselves to be more serious than a lack of money. In order to follow this young girl’s who is keen on definitions and filled with many questionings on her odyssey, Thomas Quillardet draws a fluctuating cartography of her world and the way she represents it. The four actors hold this tale without moral conclusion which multiplies the places and the characters that make the child grow up. Without knowing if the world is to small for her height, Girafe will ignore the obstacles to take her own path : the one of a pacified vitality, of a rediscovered confidence where sadness and joy melt together to shape life.
Adaptation of a text by Tiago Rodrigues
Everyone from 10 years-old onward
Direction: Thomas Quillardet
Assistant to the director : Claire Guièze
Actors: Marc Berman, Jean-Toussaint Bernard, Maloue Fourdriner, Christophe Garcia,
Scénography : Lisa Navarro
Lights : Sylvie Melis
Technical management : Hugo Hazard
Light management : Titouan Lechevalier
Sound management : en cours
Based on the scenarios of Eric Rohmer’s The Nights of the Full Moon and The Green Ray
“Like a Proustian phrase, Éric Rohmer’s films accompany and show the pendulum movement that governs our lives. This pendulum oscillates incessantly, between enthusiasm and disappointment. This is what Eric Rohmer shows us in his films. And that is what I would like to offer today on stage “
Creation November 8, 2016 at Le Théâtre, scène nationale de Saint-Nazaire
Directed by Thomas Quillardet
Collective adaptation from The Nights of the Full Moon
Adaptation for Le Rayon Vert: Marie Rémond and Thomas Quillardet
With: Benoit Carré, Florent Cheippe, Guillaume Laloux, Malvina Plégat, Marie-Rémond, Anne-Laure Tondu, Jean-Baptiste Tur
Light: Nadja Naira
Scenography: James Brandily assisted by Long Ha and Fanny Benguigui
Manufacturer: Pierre-Guilhem Coste
Costumes: Frédéric Gigout
General management: Camille Jamin
Lighting: Nieves Salzmann
Montagne/ yama is a franco-japanese performance. A performance about mountain. About its effects on our imagination.
Two daffy scientists harvest bits of landscape, smells, animals. They extract the mountain’s flavours. But to get them where ?
Montagne/ yama’s text is made of interwiews and anecdotes collected for two years into the french and japanese mountains. But Montagne/ yama is first and formost a manifesto about imagination.
What if to be alive we needed to take shelter into imagination at all costs ? What if everything was in our head/mind ? What if by climbing the mountain, by going higher, humanity was only sharpening its imagination ?
Mise en scène : Thomas Quillardet
Ecriture : Thomas Quillardet et Benoit Carré à partir de témoignages d’amoureux de la montagne.
Avec: Benoit Carré et Tatsuya Kawamura
Montagne/ yama est un spectacle franco-japonais. Un spectacle sur la montagne. Sur ce que la montagne provoque dans notre imaginaire.
Deux scientifiques, à la dégaine un peu loufoque, récoltent des bouts de paysages, des odeurs, des animaux. Ils ponctionnent les saveurs de la montagne. Mais pour les emmener où ?
Le texte de Montagne/yama est composé d’interviews, d’anecdotes récoltées depuis deux ans dans les montagnes japonaises et françaises. Mais Montagne/yama est avant tout un manifeste sur l’imaginaire.
Et si pour vivre il nous fallait à tout prix nous réfugier dans l’imaginaire. Et si tout était dans nos têtes ? Et si en gravissant la montagne, en allant voir plus haut, l’homme ne faisait qu’affuter son imagination ?