Magali Mougel is a playwriter and a teacher in the drama writing section at the ENSATT national theatre school in Lyon (France) where she was a student between 2008 and 2011. Her writings were put on stage by Mathias Beyler, Delphine Crubézy, Philippe Delaigue, Michel Didym, Philippe Labaune, Eloi Recoing, among others. Since 2011, she is closely working with many theatres and companies. She also writes on demand for stage directors of theatres. She will write in 2015-2016 a text called : Elle pas princesse, lui pas héros, for Johanny Bert (head of the National Dramatical Centre, CDN of Montluçon), for Simon Delattre (from the Rodeo Theatre) a text called Poudre Noire, and for Olivier Letellier another one called Je ne veux plus (Theatre du Phare). Her writings : Erwin Motor, Devotion (finalist of the Grand Prize of Drama Literature in 2013), Guerillères ordinaires, Suzy Storck (finalist of the Grand Prize of Drama Literature in 2013), Penthy sur la Bande (to be published), are all published by the Editions Espaces.
Erwin Motor (Erwin Motors, devotion)
Erwin Motor is a small company in car subcontracting. Cécile Volanges, is one of the employees working on night shifts on an assembly line. She is a young and model working girl whose dedication to her job, and pride, is misunderstood by her husband. Mr Talzberg is the one in charge of overseeing the way tasks are done in a proper way in that firm. Yet, he is watching particularly the female workers in a way one could consider as too close, with his own means and manners. As Mrs Merteuil, Erwin Motor’s manager, threats the employees with the perspective of a delocalization of the company, the question of how to find the reason of the decrease of the production figures emerges. Where to find the culprit ? Or more accurate, the female worker responsible for that. Then, Cécile finds herself trapped in the middle of a tightening noose, as a new version of “Dangerous Liaisons” taking place at work.
Suzy Storck (Suzy Storck)
Suzy Storck lives an ordinary life with husband and kids in a small house of their own. She doesn’t work anymore to look after the youngest, doing the washing and being a perfect housewife. One summer night though, something goes wrong. Suzy goes beyond her own limits, forced in a way by the accumulation of same routines and the heat of the passing days. A tiny and short step aside, which drives her to think about all her life up to now, getting the feeling of not being able to live her own life with her own desires. She then gives way to her emotions and to what is understated by that. Suzy Storck gives a new approach to the life of a woman not considered as a human being, brought by a disrupted chronological writing pattern, a life which has to end in a most inhuman way.
The Lulu Projekt
Lulu is not like other teenagers. Maybe because of the place he is living in, somewhere in the East, somewhere on the other side of the wall, in a decayed building, right in the middle of the fields. His dream ? To become a rock or punk star, or being like Valentina Terechkova : going far away to the conquest of space and stars. Yet, things will not go this way. Lulu fails to pass the exams which could lead him to the professional future he dreams about. He is instead admitted in a special section for handicapped persons, in a firm, then working for a landscape gardener. Lulu is then the one who disappoints, especially his mum who can’t accept the fact that he is not succeeding. As a way of trying to escape the world of work, Lulu meets a young boy, partially sighted, whose name is Moritz. Together, with the help of their fertile imaginations and aliens, they build up a new world of fantasy where they could start all over from the beginning. At the very moment all is about to go up in smoke, Lulu’s meeting with a young girl, as if fallen from heaven to the earth, is going to lead him to look forward a new horizon.