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Associated artists

Éric Cénat

Eric Cenat

Director, adapter, actor...

Trained at the Orleans Conservatory by Jean Périmony and Jean-Claude Cotillard from 1982 to 1985, he has accompanied the Théâtre de l'Imprévu since its foundation in 1986.

As an actor, adapter or director, he works within the company on texts by authors such as Denis Diderot, Alfred de Musset, Primo Levi, Ferdinando Camon, Pierre Michon, Albert Londres, Svetlana Alexievitch, Slimane Benaïssa , Odön von Horvath…   Associated in particular with the author Patrice Delbourg, he created a literary cycle around poets and writers (Alphonse Allais, Antoine Blondin, Robert Desnos, Max Jacob, Blaise Cendrars, Jean Echenoz ... ). He is at the origin of several musical shows (Boris and Boby, We don't stop progress, Ah what a job to find a job…)


His latest productions areThe Glass Menagerieby Tennessee Williams,Parisian loveFranco-Czech cabaret,Operation Romeo – Czechoslovakia, 1984by Viliam klimacek,Tracks…based on texts by Blaise Cendrars and Patrice Delbourg,Say say rememberAndA life there, by Jacques Dupont.


Very involved with vulnerable groups and young people, he intervenes within the National Education system and in the penitentiary environment. He regularly works abroad (Greece, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine, Morocco, Rwanda…). He is the artistic director of Frankoscény (International Francophone High School Theater Festival) in Pardubice (Czech Republic).


At the same time, he played in the theater under the direction of various directors: Norbert Aboudarham, Jacques Bondoux, Claude Bonin, Jean-Christophe Cochard, Jacques David, Patrice Douchet, Jacques Dupont, Stéphane Godefroy, Madeleine Gaudiche, Franck Jublot, Gérard Linsolas, Philippe Lipschitz, Dominique Lurcel, Claude Malric, Stella Serfaty, Roland Shön, Bernard Sultan...


He also recorded for Radio France/France Culture many plays, dramas and fictions. He works for television under the direction of Nicolas Cahen, Olivier Guignard and Pascal Heylbroek.


Éric Cénat holds a master's degree in contemporary history "Le Théâtre d'Orléans: 1937-1947".

Claire Vidoni

Claire Vidoni

Director, translator, adaptor and actress


Trained at the Chambéry and Lyon conservatories, Claire Vidoni made her theater debut with Romain Bouteille at the Café de la Gare. She then worked with (among others): Dominique Durvin (four years of touring with Le Lavoir), Madeleine Gaudiche, Jacques David, Agnès Delume, Patrice Douchet, Georges Gagneré, Gao Xingjiang, Michelle Guigon, Joël Pommerat, Stella Serfaty, Nadine Varoutsikos …

Also a singer, she works with the company “Les Palétuviers” directed by Laurent Viel and Marc Wyseur.

In the cinema, she works under the direction of Bertrand Tavernier ("L'Appât", "Holy Lola") and Robin Campillo; on television under the direction of Jacques Tréfouel, Olivier Guignard, Jérôme Korkikian, Nils Tavernier, Jacques Audiard, Christophe Poly and Sylvain Ginioux.

Artistic collaborator within the Théâtre de l'Imprévu, she is behind several shows of the company:Lucy Valrose cabaret-concert (with Franck Jublot); The   Love Salads et The Houston Variationswhich she also signs the adaptation (with Marc Wyseur directing). She is the director of the showAh what a job to find a job!and assistant director onTracks... AndA life there.
Very involved in the social and school sectors, she writes and directs the showsIt makes you stronger,Write your life on stageAndLinked lives, the bright future!
She is also co-translator with Jaromír Janeček, Czech artist, of the playOperation Romeo – Czechoslovakia, 1984 by Slovak author Viliam Klimáček (Text published in 2014 by Éditions Infimes) and performs Alena there.

In 2018, she played Amanda inThe Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, directed by Éric Cénat.

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