04.07.2022 #literature #performing arts #theatre

"Trilogie du Luxembourg" by Ian De Toffoli published

While Ian De Toffoli presents his play Terres Arides in the official selection of Luxembourg at the Festival OFF d’Avignon from July 7 to 26, the three texts of Trilogie du Luxembourg are published by l’Espace d’un instant.

Staged between 2018 and 2021 in Luxembourg, France and Italy, the three texts of Trilogie du Luxembourg draw the political portrait of a divided country, where polite appearances often hide darker workings.

Terres Arides, a documentary piece about a Luxembourg journalist’s trip to Syria, examines Luxembourg’s political and legal system, asking questions about citizenship, radicalisation and the country’s apparent social peace.

The monologue Tiamat makes the journey in the opposite direction, dissecting the business of blood antiquities from the Middle East, made possible by the opacity of Luxembourg’s financial and logistical structures.

Confins recounts, since the foundation of the European Union, and beyond, the peregrinations of generations of men and women who came from Italy to sink into the mines of the iron basin of the Greater Region.

This book is published with the support of Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg.

Ian De Toffoli is one guest of the round-table discussion organized by Kultur | lx “Ecrire le théâtre contemporain” during the Festival OFF d’Avignon, alongside Dominique Dolmieu, Sedef Ecer, Hassane Kouyaté and Jean Portante.
July 13, 2022 at 4:00 pm
La Manufacture – 2, rue des écoles, Avignon
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About Ian De Toffoli
Born in 1981 in Luxembourg to an Italian-Luxembourg family, Ian De Toffoli is a writer, playwright and academic, author of a doctoral thesis defended at the Sorbonne-Paris IV, essays and plays translated and published in several European countries. Since 2012, his plays have been created at the Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, the Théâtre national du Luxembourg, the Théâtre du Centaure, but also in France, Belgium, Germany and Italy. Since 2022, he is an associate artist of the Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg.