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Romane Bohringer - Country of my skull

  • Romane Bohringer - Country of my skull
  • Romane Bohringer - Country of my skull

Photo CinéWatt / Xavier Cantat

"Country of my Skull" is not documentary theater but narrative theater. The sobriety of the device of a "reading-show" seems to me to be correct given the "radio" context of this creation. On stage, two narrators, Romane Bohringer and Diouc Koma, come to tell the extraordinary story of the reconciliation of South African citizens after decades of apartheid.

Romane Bohringer played in 1991 the part of Miranda in Shakespeare’s Tempest, directed by Peter Brook. She was 18 years old and it was quite a revelation, both for her and for the audience. The following year, she was the unforgettable actress of Cyril Collard, in his film Savage Nights and, that for, got the Cesar prize as “best young feminine hopeful”. In films, she chooses exacting works, with very different directors, as Claude Miller (the Accompanist), Martine Dugowson (Portraits Chinois), Yves Angelo (Colonel Chabert), Agnieska Holland (Rimbaud Verlaine), Bigas Luna (the Chambermaid on the Titanic), Olivier Dahan (Tom Thumb), Chantal Richard (Lilli and the Baobab), Richard Bohringer (C’est Beau une Ville la Nuit/Blues), Maïwenn Le Besco (All about Actresses), Gilles Bourdos (Renoir) and Laurent Laffargue (the Mad Kings).
At the same time, she keeps acting on stage: Again she is in a Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet, directed by Hans Peter Cloos, then in Lulu with the same director. She works also, very faithfully, with Irina Brook (the Glass Menagerie, the Good Person of Setchouan, and soon Lampedusa Beach), with Pierre Pradinas (Winter’s Tale, Fantomas Comes Back, The Hell, The Cupboard Friends, Let’s Kiss, Folleville) and Michel Didym (La Marche, and very recently J’avais un Beau Ballon Rouge).

Lisa Schuster trained in the free class of the Cours Florent, starts her career at the Théâtre La Bruyère in 1994 in a Stephan Meldegg’s production.
She meets the following year, when working on Brecht, the director Didier Bezace, and it will be the beginning of a fascinating collaboration: First at the Théâtre de l’Aquarium, in La Cartoucherie, for Noce chez les Petits Bourgeois and Grand Peur et Misère du Troisième Reich, by Bertold Brecht, as well as Le Piège (the Trap), inspired by Emmanuel Bove, and then at the Théâtre de la Commune-Centre Dramatique National d’Aubervilliers, for Pereira Pretend (Pereira claims), from the novel by Antonio Tabucchi, Chére Eléna Serguéievna by Ludmilla Razoumovskaïa, May, from a screenplay by Hanif Kureishi, and more recently Que la Noce Commence (Let’s Start the Wedding) by Horatiu Malaele, all shows that will be played as well on tour, in France and abroad.
In 2000, she takes part in the crazy adventure of the famous Brèves de Comptoir (Bar-room Philosophising), second opus, conducted by Jean-Michel Ribes. She also works, on stage as well as in master-class, with Murielle Mayette of the Comédie Française, the English director Dan Jemmett, Olivier Marchal, Christophe Lidon, Laurent Gutmann and the teacher Pascal Papini.
In 2009 she adapts for the stage, and plays, Le Journal à Quatre Mains, by Flora and Benoîte Groult. The show, very warmly received by audience and critics, is nominated “Best Show” of Molière-s 2009 and gets then the prize of “Theatre revelation”. In 2012, alone on stage, she plays Eva Braun, la Banalité du Mal, a text by Christine Brükner produced by Jean-Paul Sermadiras, then it’s in the middle of 17 actors that she plays Que la Noce commence, under Didier Bezace’s direction.
During all summer 2015, at the Castle of Grignan, she plays Quand le Diable s’en Mêle (When the Devil Comes to it), 3 plays by Feydeau directed by Didier Bezace.

Tour dates

"Country of my skull"

Adapted from Country of my Skull by Lisa Schuster
French Version by Vanessa Seydoux
Directed by Lisa Schuster

Performing : Romane Bohringer and Diouc Koma

Sound creation : Bernard Vallery
Scenography : Thibaut Fack
Visual creation : Naomi Van Niekerk
Costume : Marion Rebmann


Presentation pack FR (pdf)     
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Creation dates

Reading out session : 19 of June 2017 - 11h00 at the Théâtre de l’Oeuvre - Paris
Reading out session : 12 of July 2018 à 17h30 - Théâtre de la Manufacture - Avignon (France-84) Sunday 23 September 2018 - 16H00 - Reading to the Festival De l’écrit à l’écran
Auditorium Michel Petrucciani - Montélimar (France-26)

Creation Théâtre du Lucernaire (Paris)
From 12 January 2022 to 27 February 2022 - 21h00 (Except Mondays) - Sundays 16h00
Reading show available in 2022-2023

Production : K Samka
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The artists I support

Link to Les Baladins du Miroir
Les Baladins du Miroir
Link to Richard Bohringer
Richard Bohringer
Link to Romane Bohringer / Lisa Schuster
Romane Bohringer
Link to Zabou Breitman
Zabou Breitman
Cie Cabotine
Link to Jean-Quentin Châtelain
Jean-Quentin Châtelain
Link to Geneviève de Kermabon
Geneviève de Kermabon
Link to Franck Lepage
Franck Lepage
Link to Pierre Pradinas
Pierre Pradinas
Le Chapeau Rouge


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