Fabrice Murgia

 

Fabrice Murgia was born in 1983 in Verviers. He trained at the Liège Conservatoire (ESACT Drama School) under Jacques Delcuvellerie and became an actor at the theatre, the cinema and on television.

Today he works mainly as an actor and director. He also directs the Cie Artara, a group of performers, video makers, visual artists and musicians – brought together around his productions – who seek to represent the world with the eyes and the language of their generation. In 2009, he wrote and directed his first show, Le Chagrin des ogres for the Liège Festival. Fabrice Murgia then became associate artist at the Brussels National Theatre. It was in this context, and in co-production with the Festival of Liège, the Ancre and the Tournai Cultural Institute that he created these two shows: LIFE: RESET/Chronique d’une ville épuisée, a silent show, and Dieu est un DJ (God is a DJ), adapted from Falk Richter's work. In April 2012, Les enfants de Jéhovah (Children of Jéhovah) has been created. In this play he tackles the subject of the sectarian drift. And in September 2012 he made Ghost Road with the composer Dominique Pauwels. Fabrice Murgia undertook a trip along Route 66. He became fascinated by the desolate landscapes, ghost towns, depopulated villages, abandoned houses and rusty remnants of a once thriving community. Their desolation bore silent witness to the devastating affect of political and economic decisions on people’s private lives.
In all those productions we find the views of that generation, a particular relationship with the world, an attitude, a point of view on what it means to belong to the time of Fabrice Murgia.

Fabrice Murgia wrote and directed Exils.
Production Théâtre National/Bruxelles, Odéon-Théâtre de l'Europe, Teatro Stabile di Napoli.