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Matei Visniec

MATEI VISNIEC   (1956 - )

Nationality:   Romanian    Email:   Click here to contact    Website:   n/a

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Born in Romania in 1956. From an early age, he discovered literature as a space dedicated to freedom. He draws his strengths from Kafka, Dostoevsky, Poe, Lautreamont. He loves the Surrealists, the Dadaists, absurd and grotesque theatre, surrealist poetry, fantastic literature, magical realism, even the realist Anglo-Saxon theatre. He loves everything except Socialist Realism. Visniec studied philosophy at Bucharest University and became an active member of the so-called Eighties Generation, who left a clear stamp on the Romanian literature. He believes in cultural resistance, and in literature's capacity to demolish totalitarianism. Above all, Matei Visniec believes that theatre and poetry can denounce manipulation through "great ideas", as well as brainwashing through ideology. Before 1987 Matei Visniec had made a name for himself in Romania by his clear, lucid, bitter poetry. Starting with 1977, he wrote drama; the plays were much circulated in the literary milieus but were barred from staging. In September 1987, Visniec left Romania for France, where he was granted political asylum. He started writing in French and began working for Radio France Internationale. At the present time, Visniec has had many of his works staged in France, and some twenty of his plays written in French are published (Actes Sud-Papier, L'Harmattan, Lansman). His plays have been staged in more than 20 countries. In Romania, after the fall of Communism, Matei Visniec has become one of the most frequently performed authors. The work of Matei Visniec has been represented in London by the performance "The Body of a Woman as a Battlefield in the Bosnian War", staged at the Young Vic Theatre, in November 2000. The play received rave reviews in the British newspapers and magazines, including The Guardian. "The Story of the Panda Bears told by a Saxophonist who has a Girlfriend in Frankfurt" has been performed at the Edinburgh Festival (August 2005). The production is by Rouge28 Theatre, London. In Unites States, the work of Matei Visniec has been represented in New York, Chicago, New Jersey and Hollywood.

Adaptation / Translations of Plays by Matei Visniec

JOYCE NETTLES  

Body Of A Woman As A Battlefield In The Bosnian War, The

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ALISON SINCLAIR  

Body Of A Woman As A Battlefield In The Bosnian War, The

1st Produced:

Young Vic Studio Theatre, London >>>

2000

Company:

Reality Productions

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Body Of A Woman As A Battlefield In The Bosnian War, The

The setting is a Nato medical facility on the German border where two women come together in the aftermath of the war. The play encompasses the Bosnian war, victimised women, Balkan man and the Freudian nature of resurgent nationalism.
Michael Billington, Guardian

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MATEI VISNIEC  

Body of a Woman as a Battlefield in the Bosnian War, The

1st Produced:

public reading at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago

2005

Company:

the "Playing French" Festival

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MIORA TARZIOURA  

But What Shall We Do With The Cello?

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Translation

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JEREMY LAWRENCE  

Chekhov Machine

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funded by Association Beaumarchais - Societe Auteurs et compositeurs dramatique

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MATEI VISNIEC  

Chekhov Machine, The

1st Produced:

Open Fist Theatre Company, Hollywood, USA

2005

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n/a

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Play/Drama

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large cast

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Synopsis:

Playwright Matei Visniec says "Why The Chekhov Machine? Because his theatre is a machine to crush destiny. I propose a look at this machine, a modest guided tour into the entrails of the beast in order to see how it works, why it never stops, why its victims protest so rarely, why Chekhov himself allows himself to be devoured by this machine."

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ALISON SINCLAIR  

Horses At The Window

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MATEI VISNIEC  

Horses at the Window

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JEREMY LAWRENCE  

How To Explain The History Of Communism To Mental Patients

1st Produced:

The Open Fist Theatre, Los Angeles

2000

Company:

funded by a grant from Etant donnes

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CATHERINE POPESCO  

How To Explain The History Of Communism To Mental Patients

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Original Playwright - Matei Visniec. Translated by Jeremy Lawrence and Catherine Popesco

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MATEI VISNIEC  

How to explain the History of Communism to Mental Patients

1st Produced:

Open Fist Theatre Company, Hollywood

2000

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n/a

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JOYCE NETTLES  

King, The Rat And The King's Fool, The

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#55131

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Genre:

Translation

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Original Playwright - Matei Visniec

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MATEI VISNIEC  

King, the Rat and the King's Fool, The

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MATEI VISNIEC  

Paparazzi or Chronicle of an aborted Sunrise

1st Produced:

public reading at the Actor's Studio in New York

2005

Company:

n/a

1st Published:

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MARIA VAIL  

Paparazzi, or Chronicle Of An Aborted Sunrise

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#55126

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Genre:

Translation

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Synopsis:

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JOYCE NETTLES  

Paris Attic Overlooking Death, A

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#190053

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Genre:

Translation

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Synopsis:

Philosopher Emil Cioran leaves his publisher and realises he does not know his way home

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FLORA PAPASTAVRU  

Pockets Full Of Bread

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MATEI VISNIEC  

Pockets full of Bread

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JOYCE NETTLES  

Progress

1st Produced:

HERE Arts Center, NY >>>

2006

Company:

Immigrants Theatre Project

1st Published:

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Music:

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#58773

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Genre:

Translation

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Synopsis:

About the after-effects of the 1990s civil war in the Balkans, seen through the return of one refugee family to their ruined home, and their struggle to recover their lives. A society where old laws no longer apply becomes the crucible for attempts to reclaim or create a new identity and sense of belonging.< /br>nytheatre.com

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MARELLA OPPENHEIM  

Story of the Panda Bears told by a Saxophonist who has a Girlfriend in Frankfurt, The

1st Produced:

Edinburgh Festival

2005

Company:

n/a

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Genre:

translation

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Synopsis:

Nine nights are a lifetime to a man and woman brought together by a curious circumstance. Perhaps, all you need for happiness is a saxophone and a broken alarm clock

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MARK BROMILOW  

Three Nights With Madox

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#55133

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Genre:

Translation

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MATEI VISNIEC  

Three Nights with Madox

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#83678

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MATEI VISNIEC  

What shall we do with the Cello?

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#83685

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JOYCE NETTLES  

Word Progress On My Mother's Lips Doesn't Ring True, The

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#55132

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Genre:

Translation

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Male

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0

Parts other:

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Original Playwright - Matei Visniec

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MATEI VISNIEC  

Word Progress on my Mother's Lips doesn't ring true, The

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#83683

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