Philippe Quesne

Philippe Quesne, born in 1970, studied fine arts, visual design and stage design in Paris. In recent years he has been responsible for the stage design of operas, concerts, theater performances and art exhibitions. In 2003 he inaugurated the “Vivarium Studio” in Paris, a laboratory for theatrical innovation, where painters, actors, dancers and musicians collaborate. Philippe Quesne conceives and stages performances whose dramaturgy is based on a strong link between space, stage design and bodies. His settings frequently become work studios or vivariums representing the human microcosm. His works include “L’Effet de Serge” (2007), “La Mélancolie des Dragons” (2008), “Big Bang” (2010), “Pièce pour la Technique du Schauspiel de Hanovre” (2011) and “Next Day” (2014). His multi-disciplinary performances can be seen at international festivals. Since 2014 Philippe Quesne has been director of the Theater Nanterre – Amandiers in Paris.

During the 2015/16 season Philippe Quesne will stage “Caspar Western Friedrich”, his first production at the Münchner Kammerspiele.