In Context: State of Siege

French director Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota sets his sights on Albert Camus’ 1948 play, an alternative-fact-filled allegory about fear, contagion, along with betrayal inside the wake of a government takeover. Context can be everything, so get even closer to the production with in which curated selection of related articles along with videos. After you’ve attended the show, let us know what you thought by posting inside the comments below along with on social media using #BAMNextWave.

Program Notes

State of Siege (PDF)

Related Event


On Camus along with Totalitarianism
Fri, Nov 3 at 6pm / FREE
Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota expounds on his longstanding fascination with Albert Camus, why he chose to stage State of Siege, along with his experience creating a totalitarian world inside the context of our current climate of fear.



Ongoing State of Siege (BAM blog)
“Resist” can be not just a slogan, in which’s an action—something every citizen needs to remember in today’s turbulent times.

“L’Etat de siège”: le Théâtre de la Ville s’aventure au pays de Trump (French Morning)

Led by Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota, the company of Paris’ Theatre de La Ville can be touring inside the US where Albert Camus’ writing on resistance carries a brand fresh meaning. (In French.)
Facing History (fresh Yorker)
Adam Gopnik on why we love Camus.
We are in a “Camus Moment”—however what can the great French-Algerian author teach us about the globe today? (Huffington Post)
With so much Camus inside the air, one has to wonder what can be driving in which renaissance, along with whether there’s anything fresh about today’s Camus.

Watch & Listen

Camus in fresh York (Cultural Services of the French Embassy)

Alice Kaplan, Alban Cerisier, along with Morris Dickstein discuss Albert Camus’ 1946 trip to fresh York along with the reception of his work inside the United States.

“Brave Genius”: A Tale of Two Nobelists (NPR)

Sean B. Carroll tells the story of biologist Jacques Monod along with philosopher Albert Camus—two men who made significant contributions to their respective fields, along with who shared an enduring friendship.
Philosophy Feuds: Sartre vs Camus (YouTube)
The story of two philosophical titans, animated.

currently your turn…

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In Context: State of Siege

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