La Mousson d’Été (Pont-à-Mousson)

Founded in 1995, La Mousson d’été is an organization whose goal is to promote creation and innovation in theatrical writing. It is based at the Abbaye des Prémontrés in Pont-à-Mousson, with its influence extending to the Grand Est region, to national and international level. It aims at developing contemporary plays’ outreach, facilitating collaborations between playwrights and structures specialized in the production and dissemination of contemporary theatrical works (publishers, companies and theatrical institutions) as well as spectators’ critical training. In addition to its ongoing support for writers and writer-playwrights, in the form of residencies, workshops, assistance with writing, translation and publication, the association organizes two annual events:

“La Mousson d’hiver”, Theatrical Encounters for the Youth: this initiative dedicated to the youth (teenagers & young adults) offers a set of workshops and encounters with the goal to demystify the act of playwriting and to give a taste for dramatic art. A selection of contemporary pieces chosen by La Mousson d’été’s Reading Committee is performed in the form of staged readings by the young people themselves, for the benefit of their peers.

“La Mousson d’été” – International Theatre Encounters and European Summer University: a major European meeting for the discovery, training and promotion of new theatrical writing. From staged readings, to playful, cabaret-like formats, conversations and performances, its rich and varied program offers everyone a wide range of discoveries around new playwriting. The programming of La Mousson d’été is based on the advice of its Reading Committee made up of around fifteen professionals in contemporary theater writing, which meets throughout the year to discuss the texts.

Théâtre Ouvert (Paris)

Born in 1971, the Theatre became in 1988 the first National Drama Centre Foundation solely dedicated to the discovery, promotion and dissemination of contemporary works of French writing authors and, after some years, of foreign playwrights. In 2011, the Theatre becomes the National Centre for Contemporary Dramaturgies and continues to investigate new dramaturgies and playwrights. The Theatre is mainly supported by the French Culture Ministry but also the City of Paris and the Region Ile-de-France.

Théâtre Ouvert mission is to promote the renewal of contemporary dramaturgy and encourage the emergence of new writings by research and testing, support the development of these writings through production, publishing, dissemination of texts and theatrical forms (stage presentations, mise en espace, shows, radio plays…). The implementation of this mission is based both on an “underground” work (reading of manuscripts by the permanent team, dramaturgical advice during peer to peer sessions with the authors, linking authors with artists teams of directors and actors, research and residencies  driven in particular through EPAT – Practice School of Theatre Playwrights) and public display of the results of this work (plays published in Tapuscrit collection, public presentations at various stages of creation).  The theatre counts two stages, the large one of 200 seats and the small one of 100 seats in which more than a hundred openings per season are proposed, with a mixed offer of new productions, festival highlights and participatory projects.


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 Past Events

august 2015

21aug(aug 21)1:00 am27(aug 27)1:00 amLa Mousson d’étè (Pont-à-Mousson - France)

november 2015

17nov(nov 17)1:00 am21(nov 21)1:00 amThéâtre Ouvert (Paris - France)

march 2016

14mar(mar 14)1:00 am16(mar 16)1:00 amLa Mousson d’Hiver (Pont-à-Mousson - France)

august 2016

23aug(aug 23)1:00 am29(aug 29)1:00 amLa Mousson d’été (Pont-à-Mousson / France)

november 2016

17nov(nov 17)1:00 am22(nov 22)1:00 amF.T.O#3 festival at Théâtre Ouvert (Paris)

april 2017

03apr(apr 3)1:00 am07(apr 7)1:00 amLa Mousson d’Hiver (Pont-à-Mousson - France)

august 2017

24aug(aug 24)4:00 pm30(aug 30)12:00 pmLa Mousson d’Eté 2017

september 2017

20sep(sep 20)1:00 am21(sep 21)1:00 am1° National Playwrights Meeting (France)

october 2017

18oct(oct 18)1:00 am15dec(dec 15)1:00 amworkshop "Beyond borders?" at Theatre Ouvert - Paris

november 2017

24nov1:00 am1:00 am"Paper airplanes" by Elise Wilk at Theatre Ouvert

23nov1:00 am1:00 amNathalie Fillion at Theatre Ouvert / Paris

january 2018

29jan(jan 29)1:00 am10mar(mar 10)1:00 amStage presentation of Sur/exposition by the French author Aurore Jacob

march 2018

23mar(mar 23)1:00 am14apr(apr 14)1:00 amStage presentation of "La Truite" by the french author Baptiste Amann in Paris

20mar1:00 am1:00 amReading of the text by Bonn Park "Rumbling of the Milky Way" for The Mousson d'Hiver

20mar1:00 am1:00 amReading of the text by Helena Tornero "Head Under Water" for The Mousson d'Hiver

19mar(mar 19)1:00 am21(mar 21)1:00 amBonn Park in residence at Goethe Institute for The Mousson d'Hiver

14mar(mar 14)10:00 am16(mar 16)1:00 pmHelena Tornero in residence at la Manufacture for the Mousson d'Hiver

14mar(mar 14)1:00 am16(mar 16)1:00 amWorkshop lead by Helena Tornero for The Mousson d'Hiver

april 2018

25apr(apr 25)1:00 am27(apr 27)1:00 amFirst Mob Pro in London

may 2018

23may(may 23)1:00 am30(may 30)1:00 amPier Lorenzo Pisano and Maxi Obexer at Theatre Ouvert

14may(may 14)1:00 am25(may 25)1:00 amThe Italian author Pier Lorenzo Pisano in Paris

august 2018

27aug1:00 am1:00 amJosep Maria Miró at Mousson d'ètè

26aug1:00 am1:00 amEmanuele Aldrovandi at Mousson d'ètè

25aug1:00 am1:00 amVolker Schmidt at Mousson d'ètè

24aug1:00 am1:00 amWerner Fritsch at Mousson d'ètè

23aug(aug 23)1:00 am29(aug 29)1:00 amMousson d'été Festival

november 2018

30nov1:00 am1:00 am"28 Battiti" by Roberto Scarpetti at Théâtre Ouvert

28nov7:00 pm10:00 pm"Qui croire" by Guillaume Poix at Théâtre Ouvert

january 2019

11jan(jan 11)1:00 am12(jan 12)1:00 ama special networking activity in UK

01jan1:00 am31(jan 31)1:00 amLong residence of German author Kevin Rittberger

march 2019

25mar(mar 25)1:00 am29(mar 29)1:00 amMousson d'hiver 2019

05mar(mar 5)1:00 am07(mar 7)1:00 amMOB PRO WARSAW

april 2019

12apr(apr 12)1:00 am09may(may 9)1:00 amFabulamundi - Call for Associate Researcher

may 2019

29may(may 29)1:00 am30(may 30)1:00 amProduction of the new play by Alexandra Badea

23may1:00 am1:00 amKateřina Rudčenková at Theatre Ouvert

21may(may 21)1:00 am23(may 23)1:00 amMob-Pro Vienna

11may(may 11)1:00 am14(may 14)1:00 amDes territoires by Baptiste Amann at Theatre Ouvert

august 2019

25aug(aug 25)1:00 am27(aug 27)1:00 amMOB PRO FRANCE

23aug(aug 23)1:00 am27(aug 27)1:00 am5 stage reading during the Mousson d'ètè 2019

september 2019

30sep1:00 am1:00 amA new production of Theatre Ouvert from the text of Joan Yago

23sep(sep 23)1:00 am25(sep 25)1:00 amMOB PRO GERMANY

november 2019

06nov(nov 6)1:00 am08(nov 8)1:00 amfifth Fabulamundi Partners’ Meeting

february 2020

21feb(feb 21)1:00 am26(feb 26)1:00 amworkshop and text by Alexandra Badea a Nancy

14feb(feb 14)1:00 am15(feb 15)1:00 amworkshop by Nathalie Fillion at Nancy

march 2020

09mar(mar 9)1:00 am12(mar 12)1:00 amLa Mousson d'hiver 2020

july 2020

14jul(jul 14)1:00 am19(jul 19)1:00 amCiclo Teatro sin teatro: La France! - Argentine online activities based on French Fabulamundi texts

august 2020

21aug(aug 21)1:00 am26(aug 26)1:00 amLa Mousson d'été 2020

december 2020

20dec(dec 20)1:00 am31mar(mar 31)1:00 amPublished the final report about the Mobility Program of Fabulamundi

20dec(dec 20)1:00 am28feb(feb 28)1:00 amFabulamundi Workbook online

20dec(dec 20)1:00 am26feb(feb 26)1:00 amPublished the Final report about Audience Development within Fabulamundi