Joël Maillard

Joël Maillard is an actor, director and author. He has invited artists sharing his taste for whimsy and humor to collaborate with his company since 2012. He generally writes texts which are finalized during rehearsals in collaboration with other performers. Often, people pretend to chance upon a person or unbelievable but inspiring documents, which then becomes the material for a show. Maillard has obstinately explored fields like science-fiction, oral transmission, songs with strong lyrics, stand-up, whose codes and techniques he doesn’t necessarily know. He likes to think of himself as a professional dilettante. He was awarded a Performing Arts prize in Switzerland in 2021. He sometimes acts in other people’s productions, and writes for other artists; he has never directed another artist’s show, but he plans to. He is currently writing a show entitled Nos adieux (remake) with Louise Belmas.

Actor, theater director and author
Lausanne (VD)
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