Marc Lainé / La Boutique Obscure
Marc Lainé was born in 1976. In 2000, he graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs. He worked as a scenographer for directors such as Marcial Di Fonzo Bo, Richard Brunel, Arnaud Meunier, Pierre Maillet, David Bobée and Madeleine Louarn.
Since 2008, Marc Lainé directs his own theatre productions.
With British author Mike Kenny, he created La Nuit Electrique (“Electric Night”), nominated for the Molières Awards in 2009, and Un Rêve Féroce (“A Ferocious Dream”), which performed in December 2009 at the Théâtre du Rond Point, Paris.
In 2010, he began working on a series of shows about the typical figures of “popular culture”. First, Norman Bates est-il? (“Is Norman Bates ?”), a Pirandellian variation on the famous Psycho character. He then worked on Break Your Leg!, a project based on the true story of two American figure-skaters, Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding. This play was performed at the Théâtre National de Chaillot in January 2012. Later, he directed Just For One Day!, in which a group of amateur actors of all ages imagined their own superheroes (CDDB-Théâtre de Lorient).
Memories from the Missing Room, a dark musical story created in 2012, was inspired by the album The Missing Room by the folk-rock band Moriarty. During the fall of the same year, the band members participated in the play at the Théâtre de la Bastille, Paris.
In 2014, Marc wrote and directed Spleenorama, a richly imaginative musical play which tells the break-up of a rock band and their reunion at the group leader’s funeral. The music was composed and interpreted by Bertrand Belin. This play then toured in several cities in France, and ran for twenty-two nights at the Théâtre de la Bastille in the fall of 2014.
Marc Lainé’s latest show, Vanishing Point: les deux voyages de Suzanne W, is an imaginary road trip in Canada’s Far North, with the musical collaboration of Moriarty. It was performed at the Théâtre National de Chaillot for an eighteen night run before going on an “international tour” at Espace Go in Montreal for one and a half month. The show won two Critics’ Choice awards and ran for three consecutive years.
Marc Lainé is currently working on his next piece, HUNTER, which will premiere in November 2017 at the Scène Nationale 61 (Alençon/Flers).
The text of Spleenorama and Vanishing Point are published by Actes Sud.
His company, “La Boutique Obscure”, is currently associated to the Scène Nationale 61 (Alençon/Flers) and supported by the Region Normandie.
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