« If you have ever wanted to write a letter to someone you love but never did because you did not dare or know how to go about it, or because you could not bring yourself to do it or were unable to finish it, tell me what you would have liked to say and I will write it for you.
We will spend 35 minutes together, during which time you will tell me about this unwritten letter.
I will then spend the next 45 minutes writing it for you. When the letter is done, I will read it out to you.
If you like it, you can keep it (in the format of your choice); if not, I will erase it and there will be no trace of it left.
If you do like it and agree to let me use it, I may do something with it in a performance, with the understanding that all these letters will be kept strictly anonymous.
The writing sessions will take place over the space of a day.
At the end of the day, a team from Compagnie Lieux-Dits will create a work for the stage based on these letters.»
Unwritten Letters, launched in the spring of 2016 in the context of Occupation Bastille—a project initiated by Tiago Rodrigues at Théâtre de la Bastille—is a long-term project, developed over three years of touring in France and internationally.
It is a proposal for exchange and creation, a suggestion that performance venues also offer you the possibility to come and talk, to have something written for you, and to hear yourself in the world through the mediation of the people who inhabit theaters.
Over the next few years, the project will also be developed into an exhibition, a radio play, and, ultimately, a book.