By: Azad Karimi
I must be in sympathy with the characters. I like humor based on words and mind games, but I still laugh when someone stumbles on a carpet.
French Comedian & Stage director Geoffrey Lopez
By Azad Karimi
I will not write this introduction this time from the content of the thoughts and words of the interviewee or myself.
In fact, a picture of the interviewee made me look at this introduction differently and write it down by this shape.
Mr.Geoffrey Lopez is a French comedian and I got the chance to interview him.
He is a young man with many dreams for progress and success in his work and personal life.
A French photographer named Quentin Vectan Berbey, who is one of his colleagues, took a photo of him, which is very interesting.
In this photo, you can see Geoffrey Lopez playing the role of a classic Gentleman character. He has a lantern in his hand.
I liked this photo very much and my attention was drawn to it ... I immediately remembered a famous poem by the classical Middle Eastern-Persian poet Rumi:
Yesterday, the wise man
held a lit light
in daylight and
was searching around town.
I'm depressed by these
evils and demons!
I'm looking for
a true human!
In this poem, Rumi expresses his opinion about the society around him 800 years ago. He hates the inaccuracies, lies, conspiracies, deceit, betrayal, incitement to war, and sedition of the people, so he cries out with regret in the language of poetry that he hates the debauchery and savagery of society.
This light is a symbol of his intellectual and heart knowledge and I remember this poem since I was in school.
Social ruin is the result of the ruin of the thoughts and actions of individuals in a society.
Humanity has spread destruction to the depths of the oceans, to the tops of mountains, to polar glaciers, to plains and deserts, to rivers, to the sky, and to space.
Nothing and no one and no creature in the world is safe from this tyrant being.
What more can I say?
I think comedy can challenge this polluted atmosphere full of destruction, ignorance, and madness. Because he consciously deals with the stupidity of human insane thoughts and actions and humiliates it.
I advise Geoffrey that his professional efforts should be in line with this humane and great goal because by doing so, he serves truth, wisdom, and humanity.
I wish my dear friend Geoffrey success and happiness.
1- Please present yourself (Name, education, Civil status and...)
.I'm Geoffrey Lopez, graduated with as a french literature master, I'm living in Concubinage.
2-what is your artistic specialize?
.I write theater and fantasy, but I'm also a comedian and stage director.
3- When and how did you become interested in this field?
.I think I write since I can tell a story. I remember a very short tale I wrote when I was in primary school. I was proud and also it entertained me a lot. I have never really stopped.
4- Who was your motivator?
.Teachers, I think, and of course, my parents who read me first, motivated me to practice and work, but when I chose to become a professional artist, my motivation was an absolute and vital need to dedicate my life to my stories and the stage.
5- What was your parent’s reaction?
.I spoke to my mother first. She was sick. I explained to her that I can't continue my studies. I think I was becoming insane between my mother's disease and preparation for aggregation. So, she spoke to my father and said to him that he should help me. It's a also sad and beautiful memory.
6- When started you such as a professional Writer and Comedian?
.It' was officially in January 2014.
7- Are you thankful and happy because of your work?
.All mornings, I'm happy to begin a new day of work. So, oh yes!
8- How you see the view: future of Writing, Comedy and cultural activities?
.I tell stories, so I think the past and future are equity rich and interesting. It's not an easy life, but it's the life I chose. I wait for the future: let it come to me.
9- Can you become one part of the cultural movement for motivation in youth or new generation in your country and so than?
.With the show « Never again », « Jamais plus », I met many students and I talked to them about art life, theater, and the youth revolution during the 2nd World War. I did my best, but I will do more.
10-I would like to know more about the stage director. Can you explain to us about this field?
.From my point of view, staging is a way of telling a story. To give substance to characters and actions. I find that Really very exciting. I staged classic pieces, but also personal creations. it is a way of creating living artistic material. I think I need this. I would find it difficult to create only inert paper materials.
11- How can you help our world become a better place for living?
.I don't know if I can. I hope my shows make reflections on the spectators and enjoy readers my stories. Can I do more?
12- What are the criteria for a good literary and dramatic text?
.Empathy. I always try to understand characters. They are inspired by real human beings that I would like to know more about.
13- What do you think about the characteristics of a good Comic work?
.Same thing! To laugh, I must be in sympathy with the characters. I like humor based on words and mind games, but I still laugh when someone stumbles on a carpet.
14- Have you more word to say or suggestion for our readers?
.Just a few: Thanks for all, I'm a very lucky man thanks to you.