© Marc Domage
© Marc Domage
© Marc Domage
© Marc Domage

Jonathan Capdevielle



  • 2h10
  • G Hearing loops
  • E Partially-sighted spectators welcome
  • B Accessible to persons with reduced mobility

Texte: Albert Camus. Conception et mise en scène: Jonathan Capdevielle. Assistante à la mise en scène: Christèle Ortu.
Interprètes: Adrien Barazzone, Jonathan Capdevielle, Dimitri Doré, Jonathan Drillet, Michèle Gurtner, Arthur B. Gillette & Ignacio Plaza Ponce (en alternance), Jennifer Eliz Hutt, Jérôme Masson, Anne Steffens, Jean-Philippe Valour. Musicien·ne·s live: Jennifer Eliz Hutt, Arthur B. Gillette & Ignacio Plaza Ponce (en alternance) Composition et mise en espace sonores: Vanessa Court. Régie son : Vanessa Court ou Johann Loiseau Lumière: Bruno Faucher. Régie lumière: Bruno Faucher ou David Goualou. Musique originale: Arthur B. Gillette & Jennifer Eliz Hutt. Conception costumes: Colombe Lauriot Prévost. Atelier costumes: Caroline Trossevin. Habillage: Cara Ben Assayag ou Coline Galeazzi. Conception scénographie: Nadia Lauro. Chorégraphie: Guillaume Marie. Régie générale: Jérôme Masson. Régie plateau: Léa Bonhomme ou Clémence Roudil. Régie surtitres: Christèle Ortu ou Guillaume Marie. Coachs italien: Lavinia Lucia Marziale et Chiara Bucher. Construction scénographie: Ateliers Nanterre - Amandiers / Marie Maresca, Vincent Garnier, Charlotte Wallet, Michel Arnould, Jules Cruveiller , Myrtille Pichon, Nina Michel, Albin Farago. Production, diffusion, administration: Fabrik Cassiopée – Manon Crochemore, Mathilde Lalanne et Isabelle Morel. Traduction italienne du quatrième acte par Camilla Diez, publiée par Giunti Editore S.p.A./Bompiani (Italie) dans Tutto il teatro d'Albert Camus.

Production déléguée: Association Poppydog. Coproduction: T2G, centre dramatique national de Gennevilliers (FR), Festival d’Automne à Paris (FR), Théâtre des 13 vents centre dramatique national de Montpellier (FR), Le Quartz scène nationale de Brest (FR), Chateauvallon Liberté Scène nationale de Toulon (FR), Le Parvis, scène nationale de Tarbes (FR), Comédie de Béthune CDN (FR), L’Onde Théâtre – Cinéma Vélizy Villacoublay (FR), Centre Dramatique National Besançon Franche Comté (FR), Maillon – Théâtre de Strasbourg – Scène européenne (FR), Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers-CDN (FR).
Avec l’aide de la Région Ile-de-France, au titre de l’aide à la création Jonathan Capdevielle est artiste associé au T2G Théâtre de Gennevilliers, Centre Dramatique National Association Poppydog / Jonathan Capdevielle
Caligula – Création 2023
L’association Poppydog est soutenue et accompagnée par la Direction régionale des affaires culturelles d'Ile-de-France - ministère de la Culture, au titre du conventionnement.

A bunker and a huge rock loom over the stage like the Mediterranean Calanques, sweaty and inhabited by its six performers. The perfect backdrop to challenge today the two versions of a text by Albert Camus, of which nothing has been altered.
Radical, like his character with impossible desires, Jonathan Capdevielle’s overpowering stage direction draws up the destiny of the monstrous dictator-artist: Caligula.
Caligula, the Roman emperor, is now remembered as a cruel, paranoid and despotic tyrant, assassinated at the age of 29.
Disappointed with the state of the world and ready to do anything to impose his vision, he locked himself into a cruel world of vice and madness, leading him to his downfall. With this ambivalent and elusive character, consumed by power, Caligula highlights the ambiguities of sovereignty, which still resonate today.
Second degree, hilarity and kitschy tension are combined with this intense and excessive text, set against a backdrop of cascading live music. Beware, Caligula stops for nothing!


Born in Tarbes in 1976, Jonathan Capdevielle is a director, actor, puppeteer, ventriloquist, dancer and singer. Trained at the École Supérieure Nationale des Arts de la Marionnette, he has performed under the direction of Lotfi Achour, Marielle Pinsard, David Girondin Moab, Marie-Noël Genod and Vincent Thomasset. A collaborator of Gisèle Vienne since their early days, he has performed in almost all her shows. After creating performances, he developed his own work, which combines autofiction, tales and intimate stories, drawing on imitation and references to pop culture. In 2007, he created Jonathan Covering at the Tanz im August Festival in Berlin. It used it as the starting point for his piece Adishatz/Adieu (2010). With Saga (2015), he opened a new chapter of autobiographical narratives, working on episodes based on his family’s stories. In 2017, he created Cabaret Apocalypse, a project with professional and amateur artists from the Anjou region in France. In 2017, he created À nous deux maintenant, adapted from the novel Un Crime by Georges Bernanos. In 2019, he created Rémi, based on the novel Sans famille by Hector Malot. He is also pursuing collaborations with Jérôme Marin and Marco Berrettini for Music all (2021) and Jean-Luc Verna for Sinistre et festive (2023). Since 2021, he has been an associate artist at the T2G Théâtre de Gennevilliers and a member of the Ensemble Associé at the Théâtre des 13 vents, Centre Dramatique National de Montpellier.