Fabrice Murgia was born in 1983 in Verviers. Trained at the Liège Drama Academy (ESACT - Ecole supérieure d'acteurs  Higher School for Actors) by Jacques Delcuvellerie, he works as an actor for theatre, film and television. Today, he is mainly active as a playwright and a director. Moreover, he manages the Artara Company, a group of performers, video directors, plastic artists, musicians - gathered around his creations - anxious to be witness of the world with the eye and the language of their generation. In 2009, he writes and directs his first production, Le Chagrin des Ogres (The Sorrow of the Ogres) for the Liège Festival. Fabrice Murgia then becomes an associated artist at the Théâtre National-Brussels. Within this framework and in coproduction with the Liège Festival, the Ancre Theatre and the Tournai Arts Centre, he creates his next two productions: LIFE:RESET / Chronique d'une ville épuisée (LIFE:RESET / Chronicle of an exhausted town), a silent play, and Dieu est un DJ (God is a DJ) adapted from the text by Falk Richter. Both these creations reveal a generational discourse, a singular relation to the world, a standpoint about the actuality of a youth the young director is born from.  In January 2012, Fabrice Murgia revealed his new creation, Exils, a play initiating the ambitious European project, Villes en scène / Cities on stage that gathers seven European directors around the question of "living together" and the multiculturalism in the European cities. Exils is, beyond the political dimension, an attempt to portray the feeling of exile in our lives, of self-effacing behind a system. 24 April 2012, Fabrice creates Les enfants de Jéhovah (Children of Jéhovah) in Switzerland, at the Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne. In this play he tackles the subject of the sectarian drift. In September 2012 he made Ghost Road with the composer Dominique Pauwels. Fabrice Murgia undertook a trip along Route 66. He became fascinated by the desolate landscapes, ghost towns, depopulated villages, abandoned houses and rusty remnants of a once thriving community. Their desolation bore silent witness to the devastating effect of political and economic decisions on people’s private lives. Fabrice Murgia's play Notre peur de n’être (Our fear of (not)being) was presented in 2014 at the Festival of Avignon. In 2017 he brought the opera Menuet, for which he collaborated with te LODcomposer Daan Janssens. In May 2016 Murgia became the director of Théâtre National.

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