Since 1990 Marie Cécile Renauld has managed the copyrights of contemporary playwrights and the repertoire of authorship worldwide, in collaboration with the main international agencies. Its advisory and promotional activity is mainly focused on stage performances and audiovisual adaptations as well as theatrical publishing with Avant Scène and Editions des Quatre Vents.
Marie Cecile Renauld
Marie Cécile Renauld is Belgian-Luxembourgish and has a literary training acquired at the university faculties of Luxembourg then at Paris-Sorbonne. In 1990 she learned the trade of agent with Marta Andras at the Franco-American agency Martonplay, then in 1994 she created the theater department within VMA in collaboration with Artmedia. While representing authors and directors, she develops productions including Model Déposé with Benoît Poelvoorde at the Café de la Gare and Trainspotting.
During all these years, she managed the works of Yasmina Reza including the piece "Art", which is a worldwide success. 1999 is the year of the creation of his company MCR, based on the representation and promotion of French and foreign playwrights. In 2003, she created MCR Productions and notably co-produced Yasmina Reza's Le Dieu du carnage in France, in London and on Broadway. It manages a large catalog of plays and authors, notably Anglo-Saxon and Scandinavian, represented in collaboration with the main foreign literary agencies. Always in search of talent and new pieces, she discovered Les Monologues du Vagin by Eve Ensler, which she produced in Paris and on tour in French-speaking Europe, she also represented the author around the world. She joins Eve Ensler in her fight against violence against women in the DRC (City of Joy, Bukavu) and around the world, she creates V-Day France with Stéphanie Bataille, Marie-Astrid, Alexia and Valentine Périmony by producing events philanthropic for the benefit of associations.
At the same time, she co-produced numerous shows including Imagine toi by Julien Cottereau, Molière 2007 from male revelation; Three weeks after the Paradise of Israel Horovitz, directed by Ladislas Chollat at the Théâtre du Petit Hébertot; Love Letters by A.R. Gurney at the Théâtre de la Madeleine with Alain Delon and Anouk Aimée; Irrésistible by Fabrice Roger-Lacan at the Hébertot Theater with Arié Elmaleh and Virginie Ledoyen; The other by Florian Zeller at the Studio des Champs Elysées with Sara Forestier and Stanislas Merhar; Yvette and Sigmund with Hélène Delavault and Jean-Pierre Drouet at the Théâtre du Rond-Point; Mazout et Neutron and Cravate Club by Fabrice Roger-Lacan at the Avignon Festival with Francis Lombrail and Denis Maréchal; Rain of Hell by Keith Huff at the Théâtre de la Pépinière with Olivier Marchal and Bruno Wolkowitch; Peggy Guggenheim by Lanie Robertson with Stéphanie Bataille at the Théâtre de la Huchette and at the Festival d'Avignon before the revival at the Théâtre du Petit Montparnasse; Emotional creature of Eve Ensler at Ciné 13. In 2010 she moved to New York with the MCR Périmony Associates agency headed by Alexia Périmony in order to strengthen her special relationship with her international contacts (American agents, authors and producers). In 2013, with Marie-Astrid Périmony, she organized Irina Brook's tours with Irina’s Dreamtheatre (La Tempête, Une Odyssée, Shakespeare’s Sister ou La Vie Material) in France, Georgia, Italy and the United States. In 2010 Marie Cécile Renauld began a publishing activity to discover new talents and major texts from the foreign theatrical repertoire in translation and published Pornographie de Simon Stephens in co-edition with Voix Navigables, with the help of the Théâtre de la Colline. Since 2017 she has co-edited Christopher Hampton's Total Eclipse; Pinned to the Ground by George Brant; Nightmares of the East by Henry Naylor; Me, Shakespeare by Tim Crouch; In custody of John Wainwright; Festen by Thomas Vinterberg, Mogens Rukov and Bo Hr. Hansen with L’Avant-Scène / Collection des Quatre Vents - Renauld & Richardson. In 2014, she co-produced Israel Horovitz’s first film My Old Lady with Maggie Smith, Kevin Kline and Kristin Scott Thomas.In August 2021, she co-edited A German Life by Christopher Hampton with L’Avant Scène Théâtre, Collection des Quatre Vents / MCR. In June 2021, she co-produced at the Théâtre du Rond-Point Je ne suis pas moi by Roland Dubillard with Denis Lavant and Samuel Mercer.