Théo Mercier

Gᴖᴗdworld Studio+Company

La Fille du collectionneur

La Fille du collectionneur

Creation 2017
à Nanterre-Amandiers

La Fille du collectionneur deals with the phantom collection, giving viewers the opportunity to go on a unique kind of imaginary visit, somewhere between police investigation and esthetic quest, in which habitual ways of seeing are reversed. In the middle of a decor using false perspective, which oscillates between an auction hall, a playing field and instruments of torture, the collector’s daughter becomes a pretext for drawing a portrait in absentia of the missing Father figure. Through a fractal development, this initiation journey peppered with enigmas and ordeals, evokes the vulnerability of memory and the emotional relationship that humans have with their histories, in which the legacy of the past and individual destiny inevitably come face-to-face.

Image credits

Erwan Fichou

Théo Mercier

Gᴖᴗdworld Studio+Company



Stage direction
Théo Mercier

François Chaignaud, Jonathan Drillet, Harris Gkekas/Steven Michel, Angela Laurier, Marlène Saldana

Assistant direction
Florent Jacob

Scenography and sculptures
Théo Mercier & Arthur Hoffner

Jonathan Drillet & Marlène Saldana

Drawings & story-boarding
Jérémy Piningre

Laurent Durupt

Lighting design
Eric Soyer

Stage Manager
François Boulet

Nanterre-Amandiers, centre dramatique national

With the support of Fondation d’entreprise Hermès as part of « New Settings » program.

Bonlieu Scène nationale – Annecy, La Ménagerie de Verre – Paris
This project was supported by apap–Performing Europe 2020 with the support of the European Union Cultural Program; and Région Ile-de-France.

Tour dates

La Criée – Théâtre national de Marseille, Marseille, France

Humain trop Humain – CDN Montpellier, Montpellier, France
Bonlieu Scène nationale Annecy, Annecy, France
Nanterre-Amandiers, Nanterre, France (création)