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Acclaimed playwright Gérald Sibleyras was born in 1961 in Paris and his latest play is Le Banc (THE BENCH). His most notable work is the 2003 Le Vent des Peupliers, which has been translated and produced in countries worldwide including the United Kingdom, Germany, Uruguay and now the United States. The play premièred at the Théâtre Montparnasse and received four Molière nominations including Best Author. Tom Stoppard translated the play into English (HEROES) and it received its West End debut at Wyndham's, directed by Thea Sharrock. The production won the 2006 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy. Future translations and productions are planned for Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Finland, and many other countries.
His next play L’Inscription was produced in 2004 in Paris and later in Poland. La Danse de L’Albatros premièred in Paris in 2006. It was the hit of the season starring Pierre Arditi and other productions followed in Belgium, Canada and Italy.
Une Heure et Demie de Retard (2005 – AN HOUR AND A HALF LATE) adapted by Mel Smith, was produced in England and toured for several months.
In 2003 Un Petit Jeu Sans Conséquence (CONSEQUENCES) was awarded 5 Molière Awards. The screenplay is in development with Focus Film.
As an adaptor into French, Sibleyras's credits include William Nicholson’s The Retreat From Moscow (La Retraite de Russie), produced in Paris in January 2007; Daniel Keyes’ Flowers for Algernon and Mike Leigh’s Abigail’s Party. He is currently adapting his play La Danse de L'Albatros for the screen.