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Gerald Sibleyras

Gerald Sibleyras

Acclaimed playwright Gérald Sibleyras was born in 1961 in Paris and his latest play is Le Banc. His most notable work is the 2003 Le Vent des Peupliers, which has been translated and produced in countries worldwide including the United Kingdom, Germany, Uruguay and now the United States. The play premiered at the Théâtre Montparnasse and received four Molières nominations including Meilleur Auteur (Best Author). Tom Stoppard translated the play into English (Heroes) and it received its London debut at the Wyndham Theater under the direction of Thea Sharrock. The production won the 2006 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy. Future translations and productions are planned for Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Finland, and many others… His next play L’Inscription was produced in 2004 in Paris and later in Poland. La Danse de L’Albatros premiered in Paris in 2006. It was the hit of the season starring Pierre Arditi with future productions planned in Belgium, Canada and Italy. Une Heure et Demie de Retard (2005 – An Hour and a Half Late) adapted by Mel Smith, was produced in England and toured for several months. In 2003 Un Petit Jeu Sans Conséquence (Consequences) was awarded 5 Molières Awards. Focus Film is preparing a remake of the French movie. Gérald Sibleyras adapted William Nicholson’s The Retreat From Moscow (La Retraite de Russie), produced in Paris in january 2007. Daniel Keyes’ Flowers for Algernon, and Mike Leigh’s Abigail’s Party. He is currently adapting his play La Danse de L'Albatros for the screen.


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