L'Oiseau-Mouche is a team of 23 professional actors living with disabilities.
At time of writing, L’Oiseau-Mouche remains the only project of its kind in France. There have been any number of successful artistic projects involving disabled adults, but for the most part these initiatives have been one-off productions by directors with little access to the broader professional circuit.
The company is resolutely committed to its values of creation, innovation and discovery. Eschewing the constraints of any one genre or discipline, L’Oiseau-Mouche exists in a spirit of perpetual exploration and reinvention, forever experimenting with new projects and forms.
The company’s productions are directed by established, respected artists who choose their performers from among the troupe. This audition process is of central importance to the company’s work, guaranteeing the director’s creative freedom and ensuring that the actors are selected for their talent and not just their affiliation with L’Oiseau-Mouche. Over the years, these principles have given rise to a prolific and diverse series of works combining elements of multiple artistic disciplines, and reaching an increasingly large audience.