(The Fleeting Hour)
Directed by: Thomas Richards
With and by: Cécile Richards
In French with subtitles
A woman faces off with her overwhelming need for revolution. In the heat of a summer’s afternoon – as her husband naps – she is overcome by a fantasy. Abandoning herself to the waves of her intuition, she is carried off to the land of metamorphoses, incarnating the voices of French poetesses anchored in history.
After her theatrical studies in the Conservatoire Royal de Liège (Belgium), Cécile worked for a year as an actress and assistant in mise en scène, and arrived to the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards in 2002. At the Workcenter, she was a doer in The Letter, and also played in One breath left; One breath left–Dies Iræ; Dies Iræ and Dies Iræ: The Preposterous Theatrum Interioris Show. Then Cécile became a member of the Workcenter's Focused Research Team in Art as Vehicle and was assistant to Thomas Richards, as well as assistant director on The Underground, Sin Fronteras, Han!. In 2009, she became a doer in The Living Room, an opus in the domain of “art as vehicle.” Cécile conceived of and plays in a solo in French called L'heure fugitive, directed by Thomas Richards.