David Geselson & Compagnie Lieux-Dits
Geselson is a writer, director, and actor based in Paris. Trained at the École du Théâtre National de Chaillot and the Conservatoire national supérieur d’art dramatique, Geselson both wrote and directed the plays Doreen (based on Lettre à D. by André Gorz) and En Route-Kaddish. Additionally, he directed Eli Eli by Thibault Vinçon and Les Insomniaques by Juan Mayorga. As an actor, Geselson performed in Tiago Rodrigues’s Bovary at the Théâtre de la Bastille in spring 2016 as well as on tour. He has also appeared on stage in productions directed by Brigitte Jaques, Cécile Garcia-Fogel, Gilles Cohen, David Girondin-Moab and Muriel Trembleau, Christophe Rauck, Gabriel Dufay, Jean-Pierre Vincent, Volodia Serre, Juliette Navis and Raphaël Bouchard, and Jean-Paul Wenzel. He has been seen on film and in television under the direction of Francis Girod in Terminal, Marc Fitoussi in La Vie d’artiste, Martin Valente in Fragile, Elie Wajeman in Alyah and Les Anarchistes (Quinzaine des Réalisateurs—Cannes 2012 and Semaine de la critique—Cannes 2015), Isabelle Czajka in La Vie domestique, Olivier de Plas in QI, Rodolphe Tissot in Ainsi soient-ils (seasons 2 and 3), and Vincent Garanq in L’Enquête.
Founded in 2009 by David Geselson, Compagnie Lieux-Dits is primarily concerned with the creation of contemporary works for theater. At the heart of its work is the intersection of fiction and non-fiction, as well as the tension between the power of politics to intimately affect individuals, who can then transform history in turn. In realizing its vision, the company relies on the powerful dynamic between a writer and a team of actors focused on forging new theatrical works that tackle current political, philosophical, and poetic issues.