Rendezvous: Joyeux animaux de la misère, June, 11, 12
Stanislas Nordey took Véronique Nordey’s class before enrolling in the Conservatoire national supérieur d’art dramatique. In 1988, he and Véronique Nordey created the Compagnie Nordey. From 1995 to 1997, he was a part of the artistic direction at the Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers under Jean-Pierre Vincent and from January 1998 to 2000, he was the director of the Théâtre Gérard-Philipe de Saint-Denis. Since 2000, he is the associated artist with the Théâtre national de Bretagne and pedagogical director of the École du TNB in Rennes. As an actor, he has been directed by Madeleine Marion, Jean-Pierre Vincent, Jean-Christophe Saïs, Laurent Sauvage, Christine Letailleur, Anatoli Vassiliev, and Céline Pouillon in works by Raphaël Sadin, Bernard-Marie Koltès, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Hans Henny Jahnn, Sade, and Oscar Wilde.
In 1988, his staging of La Dispute by Marivaux received critical acclaim. He then went on to produce texts by Pasolini, Manfred Karge, Armando Llamas, Hervé Guibert, Jean Genet, Heiner Müller, Nazim Hikmet, Didier-Georges Gabily, Molière, Werner Schwab, and others. In 1997, he produced J’étais dans ma maison et j’attendais que la pluie vienne by Jean-Luc Lagarce at the Théâtre Ouvert.
Since 2000, he has staged several theatrical productions, including Récits de naissance, texts by Roland Fichet, Philippe Minyana, Jean-Marie Piemme, L’Épreuve du feu by Magnüs Dahlström, Atteintes à sa vie by Martin Crimp, Le Triomphe de l’amour by Marivaux, Forces by August Stramm, Gênes 01 and Peanuts by Fausto Paravidino, Sept secondes/In God we trust and Das System by Falk Richter, Violences by Gabily, Électre by Hofmannsthal and Incendies by Wajdi Mouawad.
Attracted by the lyric arts, with a pronounced taste for creation, he accepted the challenge with Le Grand Macabre by György Ligeti, Les Trois Soeurs by Péter Eötvös based on Chekhov, Kopernikus by Claude Vivier, Héloïse et Abelard by Ahmed Essyad, Le Balcon by Eötvös based on Genet, Les Nègres by Michaël Levinas based on Genet, Saint-François d’Assise by Olivier Messiaen, Pelléas et Mélisande by Debussy, and, more recently, Melancholia by Georg Friedrich Haas.
In 2012, he produced Se trouver, by Luigi Pirandello and presented Living ! based on the writing of Living Theatre at the Mettre en Scène Festival in Rennes. He produced Tristesse animal noir by Anja Hilling in the beginning of 2013, and Par les villages by Peter Handke in November 2013 at La Colline. He was the associated artist with the 2013 edition of the Festival d’Avignon, alongside the Congolese author, comedian, and Dieudonné Niangouna.