Confino, Léonore

Léonore Confino ran away at the age of 16 to Montreal to perfect her skills in trapeze.  On her return, she embarked on an acting carreer as well as studying documentary filming at l’Esec.  In 2001 she was selected by the Adami as one of most promosing young talents and appeared in a Tchekhov play directed by Niels Arestrup.  She went on to work with Jean-Claude Penchenat, Serge Lipszyc, Catherine Schaub. She was prompted to write during her work on various assignments observing her surroundings, people, situations and the desire to write full time was confirmed by her discovery of Levin, Schisgal, Pinter, Schimmelpfennig. In 2009 she started writing a triptych, the first of which was entitled RING, then BUILDING in 2010 in which she studies our daily failures and weeknesses.   BUILDING was awarded the Grand Prix du théâtre 2011.  She then went on to write the third play of the trypitch entitled LES UNS SUR LES AUTRES about a family and the relationship between each members.  All three plays were directed by Catherine Schaub and are published by l’œil du Prince.
In 2013 she finished writing LE POISSON BELGE to be published by Actes Sud and directed by Catherine Schaub at theThéâtre de la Pépinière in Paris with Géraldine Martineau and Marc Lavoine in September 2015.
RING has been translated into Italian and was produced at the Festival TODI 2014 and in English in New York at the Theater for the New City 2014.
RING was nominated for Best Author during the Molières ceremony in 2014.

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