Rossett, Alan
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Der Schauspieler, Regisseur und Dramatiker wurde 1935 in Detroit, Michigan, USA geboren. Er war Mitglied des weltberühmten Living Theater und Autor namhafter Inszenierungen in New York. Vor ca. 30 Jahren ließ er sich in Frankreich nieder. Er gründete die Theatertruppe LA TRESSE, mit der er die meisten der von ihm verfassten Stücke als Uraufführungen auf die Bühne brachte. Aber seine mehr als 20 Stücke wurden auch in vielen anderen Städten Frankreichs und Belgiens mit großem Erfolg gespielt. Die englischen Fassungen liefen in England, Amerika und Australien. Er wirkte in mehr als ein Dutzend Filmen mit, unter anderem mit Woody Allen in LOVE AND DEATH. Von namhaften französischen Kritikern wird Alan Rossett in eine Reihe gestellt mit jenen berühmten Dramatikern, die - wie er - im Ausland geboren waren, aber in Frankreich lebten und dabei durch und durch französische Stücke schrieben: Beckett, Ionesco und Arrabal.

Alan Rossett : "Cocteau meets Woody Allen" was film-director Jean Delannoy's comment on Alan Rossett, the only American to have French language plays produced regularly in France...and to receive awards from the Centre National des Lettres. Born in Detroit, he began his career as an actor in New York, where he appeared for a season with the Living Theatre and also as James Earl Jones' first Iago. Relocating in Paris, he wrote and directed an evocation of Montmartre "Light and Shade" with Charles Boyer. Then his comedy "High Time" went from London to Sydney to New York (at the Actors Studio) and wound up, translated, in a Parisian cafe theatre before transferring to La Bruyere, a Broadway category house. Rossett made the language cross-over into French with two plays set in restaurants which he staged in the midst of diners at a show biz hang-out, running 200 performances. Many other productions followed, including "How It Happened", "Cat As Cat Can", "Love On Ice", "Multiple Choice", "Calamity Jane" and "Au Pair Girls", premiered in Paris followed by a national tour, then revived successfully at the Avignon Festival where it was nominated for a PIAF as comedy of the year. "Girl at her mirror" toured France for five years. His French plays are published by Avant-Scene Theatre, L'Harmattan, Editions des quatre-vents, Editions Art et Comédie and Librairie Theatrale.
His production at the Cours Florent of Gurney Jr.'s "The Dining Room", performed in English by French students, has been deemed the longest run recorded of what was initially a school performance.
He has adapted into English many of his own works as well as a series of plays by colleagues that have received grants from the Beaumarchais Association of the French Author's Society. Rossett has done English versions as well of Alain Decaux's historical pagaents ("Chateau Blois Comes To Life" and "De Gaulle : the Man Who Said NO"). As an actor, he has appeared in films of Marcel Carné, Woody Allen, Marcel Carné, Mabrouk El Mechri ("JCVD") and over 40 others. .