Gerald Garutti

Theatre Director, Writer and Translator

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Film, TV & Theatre

Film, TV & Theatre

As a theatre director, a writer and translator, Gerald Garutti has worked on multi-Awarded plays in France and in the UK. He studied literature (École Normale Supérieure and agrégation de lettres modernes), political science (Sciences Po Paris) and philosophy (Cambridge University, where he taught as lecteur of French at Trinity College). He works in English and in French. His last credits in France include: Brief Praise of Night with Pierre Richard, which had a sold out and extended run at Théâtre du Rond-Point by the Champs-Elysées, after it toured in France, Belgium, Swiss and Luxemburg; a very edgy Richard III, which he directed and re-translated; Lorenzaccio, a Shakespearian, political epic involving thirty actors on stage (National Theatre La Criée, Théâtre Montansier at Versailles). His play Haim – In The Light Of A Violin, which he wrote and directed, has been on a enthusiastically acclaimed National Tour for four seasons before coming to The Print Room. Previously, he has written, adapted and directed, in French, a dozen of texts, including Badly But Quickly (Odéon), The Hunters Of The Absolute (France Culture), A Century of Fury (Brangues) and The Sense of Desire (National Theatre, Odéon), Espace Cardin). Since 2013, he has been creating most of his plays at the Ferme des Jeux (Ile-de-France), where he is resident theatre director. In English, he has directed Roberto Zucco (ADC Theatre), Richard III (ADC Theatre), The Fall Of The House Of Usher (Vingtième Théâtre), a script-in-hand performance of Dangerous Liaisons by Christopher Hampton at the Royal Shakespeare Company (Stratford-upon-Avon), and Notes From Underground adapted from Dostoyewsky with Harry Lloyd, which opened The Print Room at the Coronet. From 2006 to 2011, he was the dramaturge and literary adviser of the French National Theatre (Théâtre National Populaire), on about fifteen multi-Awarded plays, such as Coriolanus (3 Molière Awards including Best Show and Best Directing and Grand Prix du Syndicat de la Critique), Overboard (Théâtre National de la Colline, Molière Award for Best Show and Grand Prix du Syndicat de la Critique), Philoctetes (Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe, Molière Award). He has published many articles, two plays and a book on Franz Kafka and Orson Welles. He has translated, amongst others, Stoppard’s The Coast of Utopia and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead, The Power of Yes by David Hare (for the Théâtre de la Ville - France Culture), and Songs by Bertolt Brecht (for the French National Theatre La Colline). Some of his works and texts are available online at www.geraldgarutti.com.

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THE POWER OF YES

2011

France Culture

Garutti adapts Hare's play

LORENZACCIO

2010

France Culture

Garutti adapts Musset's play

THE HUNTERS OF THE ABSOLUTE

2008

France Culture

Garutti adapts

Theatre

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TARTUFFE

2018

Theatre Royal Haymarket

adapted by Christopher Hampton from Molière

BRIEF PRAISE OF NIGHT

2017

Théâtre du Rond-Point

Director

WE WANT EXPOSE OURSELVES IN THE TRUTH

2016

Grignan

Director

RICHARD III

2016

Théâtre de l’Aquarium

Director

LORENZACCIO

2015

La Ferme des Jeux, Théâtre National La Criée

Garutti adapts and directs the play by Musset

NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND (in English)

2014

The Print Room at The Coronet

Garutti adapts and directs the book by Dostoevsky

HAIM - IN THE LIGHT OF A VIOLIN

2015

Salle Gaveau, National Tour

Director/Writer (2012-2015)

LES LIASONS DANGEREUSES (in English)

2011

Royal Shakespeare Company

Director

CORRESPONDENCE FOR THREE

2011

Espace Cardin

Garutti adapts and directs the letters of Pasternak, Rilke and Tstetaieva.

THE SENSE OF DESIRE

2011

Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe

Garutti adapts and directs this play from the work of Barrault and Dumur.

CREDITORS

2011

Théâtre National Populaire (TNP) and Théâtre National de La Colline

Dramaturg

STRINDBERG

2011

Théâtre National Populaire (TNP) and Théâtre National de La Colline

Dramaturg

GRAAL THEATRE 1: JOSEPH

2011

Théâtre National Populaire (TNP) and Théâtre National de Strasbourg

Dramaturg

GRAAL THEATRE 1: JOSEPH

2011

Théâtre National Populaire (TNP) and Théâtre National de Strasbourg

Dramaturg

A CENTURY OF FURY

2010

Brangues

Garutti adapts and directs

DON JUAN

2010

Théâtre National Populaire (TNP) and Théâtre des Amandiers-Nanterre

Dramaturg

CELESTINA

2010

Théâtre National Populaire (TNP)

Dramaturg

DON QUIXOTE

2010

Théâtre National Populaire (TNP)

Dramaturg

THE MESS OVER THERE

2010

Théâtre National Populaire (TNP), Scène Nationale Les Gémeaux

Dramaturg

JOAN OF ARC

2010

Théâtre National Populaire (TNP), Scène Nationale Les Gémeaux

Dramaturg

A WORLD IN ITSELF

2010

Scène Nationale Les Gémeaux

Dramaturg

THE JEALOUSY OF LE BARBOUILLE

2009

Théâtre National Populaire (TNP)

Dramaturg

THE LOVE TIFF/LE DEPIT AMOUREUX

2009

Théâtre National Populaire (TNP)

Dramaturg

PHILOCETES

2009

Théâtre National Populaire (TNP) and Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe

Dramaturg
Molière Award for Best Actor : Laurent Terzieff

THE FABLE OF THE SUBSTITUTE SON

2009

mes N. Strancar, Théâtre National Populaire (TNP)

Dramaturg

THE DIALOGUE OF CARMELITES

2009

Brangues

Garutti adapts and directs the opera by Bernanos

THE FLYING DOCTOR

2008

Théâtre National Populaire (TNP)

Dramaturg

THE BLUNDERER

2008

Théâtre National Populaire (TNP)

Dramaturg

THE HUNTERS OF THE ABSOLUTE

2008

Brangues, France Culture

Garutti adapts and directs

OVERBOARD

2008

Théâtre National Populaire (TNP) and Théâtre National La Colline

Dramaturg
Molière Award for Best Play ; Grand Prix du Syndicat de la Critique

BADLY BUT QUICKLY

2007

Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe

Garutti adapts and directs

NADA STRANCAR SINGS BRECHT/DESSAU

2007

Théâtre National de La Colline

Dramaturg

THE AFFECTED YOUNG LADIES

2007

Théâtre National Populaire (TNP)

Dramaturg

SGANARELLE, OR THE IMAGINARY CUCKOLD

2007

Théâtre National Populaire (TNP)

Dramaturg

THE SCHOOL FOR HUSBANDS

2007

Théâtre National Populaire (TNP)

Dramaturg

THE BANQUET OF DEMONS

2006

Théâtre de l’Athénée

Garutti adapts and directs the book by Debray

COROLIANUS

2006

Théâtre National Populaire (TNP) and Théâtre des Amandiers-Nanterre

Dramaturg
Molière Awards for Best Show and Best Directing ; Grand Prix du Syndicat de la Critique

THE OTHER

2006

Théâtre National de La Colline

Dramaturg

THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER (in English)

2005

Vingtième Théâtre

Director

GRIEF(S)

2005

Comédie-Française, Studio-Théâtre

Dramaturg

RICHARD III (in English)

2004

ADC Theatre

Director

ROBERTO ZUCCO (in English)

2003

ADC Theatre

Director