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Theater Director & Author David Geselson

This September, two productions by Compagnie Lieux-Dits, directed by David Geselson will be introduced for the first time to American audiences:

- Unwritten Letters, Sep 22 at 9pm at the FIAF Skyroom (New York, NY)

As part of the 12th Crossing The Line Festival (Sep 18 - Oct 13, 2018) produced by FIAF (French Institute Alliance Française.)

- Doreen, Sep 28 and 29 at 8 PM at Matthews Acting Studio (Princeton, NJ)

As part of the 7th Seuls en Scène, Princeton French Theater Festival (Sep 21 - 29, 2018) produced by Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts, Department of French and Italian, and L’Avant-Scène.

About David Geselson
Geselson is a writer, director, and actor based in Paris. Trained at the École du Théâtre National de Chaillot and the Conservatoire national supérieur d’art dramatique (CNSAD), Geselson both wrote and directed the plays Doreen (based on Lettre à D. by André Gorz) and En Route-Kaddish. Additionally, he directed Eli Eli by Thibault Vinçon and Les Insomniaques by Juan Mayorga. As an actor, Geselson performed in Tiago Rodrigues’s Bovary at the Théâtre de la Bastille in spring 2016 as well as on tour. He has also appeared on stage in productions directed by Brigitte Jaques, Cécile Garcia-Fogel, Gilles Cohen, David Girondin-Moab and Muriel Trembleau, Christophe Rauck, Gabriel Dufay, Jean-Pierre Vincent, Volodia Serre, Juliette Navis and Raphaël Bouchard, and Jean-Paul Wenzel. He has been seen on film and in television under the direction of Francis Girod in Terminal, Marc Fitoussi in La Vie d’artiste, Martin Valente in Fragile, Elie Wajeman in Alyah and Les Anarchistes (Quinzaine des Réalisateurs—Cannes 2012 and Semaine de la critique—Cannes 2015), Isabelle Czajka in La Vie domestique, Olivier de Plas in QI, Rodolphe Tissot in Ainsi soient-ils (seasons 2 and 3), and Vincent Garanq in L’Enquête. Geselson is at present developing  Silence and Fear, a theater production based on the life of the artist and activist Nina Simone in co-production with several French regional theater and Harlem Stage, New York.

About Compagnie Lieux-Dits
Founded in 2009 by David Geselson, Compagnie Lieux-Dits is dedicated to the creation of contemporary works for theater. At the heart of its work is the intersection of fiction and non-fiction, as well as the tension between the power of politics to intimately affect individuals, who can then transform history. The company relies on the powerful dynamic between a writer and a team of actors focused on forging new theatrical works that tackle current political, philosophical, and poetic issues.

The presentation of David Geselson's theater works received the support of FACE Contemporary Theater, a program of FACE Foundation and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States and Institut français