© Elisabeth Carecchio
Born in 1963, he drops out of school at the age of 16. He becomes an artist at the age of 18. At the age of 23, he begins to write frequently. He studies and writes intensively during 4 years.
He puts his first text on scene in 1990, at the age of 27, Le Chemin de Dakar. It’s a non-theatrical monologue performed at the Théâtre Clavel in Paris. This gives occasion to the foundation of his company named Louis Brouillard.
He continues to make the following creations: Le théâtre in 1991, 25 années de littérature de Léon Talkoi in 1993, Des suées in 1994, Les événements in 1994. He puts different texts from his hand on scene hereby developing his own process. He writes the text while the actors are rehearsing it. All the performances take place at the Théâtre de la Main d’Or in Paris.
In 1995, he rehearses and creates the performance Pôles at the Théâtre Les Fédérés Montluçon. In the author’s opinion, this is his first successful artistic text, later to be published (7 years later in 2002 at the publisher Actes Sud-Papiers).
In 1997, creation of Treize étroites têtes at Fédérés afterwards repeated at the Théatre Paris-Villette.
That is the beginning of a longue residence at the company of the Théâtre de Brétigny-sur-Orge.
In 1998, he writes Les enfants for the radio, at the demand of France Culture.
The same year, he co-directs Les événements for the radio.
After writing Treize étroites têtes he devotes 3 years of his life exclusively to film research, till 2000. He makes several short films. After those 3 years, in 2000, he says film making goodbye and returns to theatre. He works with the Théâtre Paris-Villette, staging three of his works: two already existing texts Pôles and Treize étroites têtes and one new creation Mon ami.
In 2001, the company Louis Brouillard tours with several of his productions. Since then the productions seem to be in an ongoing process of development.
In 2002, he creates Grâce à mes yeux at the Théâtre Paris-Villette.
In January 2003, he creates Qu'est-ce qu'on a fait at the Comédie de Caen. This play is commissioned by the CAF du Calvados treating parenting. This production is being performed at the social and cultural centres in and around Caen.
In January 2004, he stages the play Au monde at the Théâtre national in Strasbourg. This is the first play that is well attended by the public and the company. In June 2004, he creates Le Petit Chaperon rouge at the Théâtre de Brétigny-sur-Orge, his first play for children.
In February 2005, the production D’une seule main is performed at the CDR in Thionville.
The company now begins a residence for a period of three years with the Scène nationale of Chambéry.
In January 2006 he stages the play Les marchands at the Théâtre national in Strasbourg.
He creates in April 2006 Cet enfant at the Théâtre Paris-Villette, a new production from the text "qu'est ce qu'on a fait".
Au monde, Les marchands and Le Petit Chaperon rouge are performed again during the festival d'Avignon 2006.
In 2007, he creates Je tremble (1) at the Théatre Charles Dullin in Chambéry.
In the same year, the company starts a residence at the Théâtre des Bouffes du nord for three years.
He creates a new play Cet enfant in Russian at the Théâtre Praktika in Moscow.
In March 2008, he performs Pinocchio at the Odéon-Théâtre de L’Europe, his second play for children.
In July 2008, he performs Je tremble (2) at the Festival d'Avignon and he puts on stage once more Je tremble (1).
Je tremble (1) and (2) stage at the Théâtre des Bouffes du nord in September 2008.
In January 2010 comes a new production Cercles/Fictions at the Théâtre des Bouffes du nord.
He is also the author of a little book about opera, inspired by his own work Grâce à mes yeux (music by Oscar Bianchi creation and performing at the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence in July 2011).
In October 2010, he performs an adaptation of Pinocchio in Russian at the Théâtre Meyerhold in Moscow within the framework of the collaboration between France and Russia.
He is associate artist for three years of the Odéon-Théâtre from Europe and for five years of the Théâtre National in Brussels.
Four new productions are planned for the year 2011.