Originally from Benin, the dramatist Phelphide Tokpo holds bachelors and masters degrees in French literature and worked as a teacher of French from 2011-2019.
Several of his theatre works have been highly acclaimed, including ‘C’est la vie qui m’a pissé dessus’, ‘L’Espoir et son Ombre’ and ‘Celles qui reviennent’, which were finalists in the Prix RFI-THEATRE in 2015, 2016 and 2019 respectively. In 2017 his text ‘Les Voyagistes’, created for the writing competition Les Plumes Dorées, was published by Editions Plurielles. ‘Les Documentalistes’ was the subject of a special public reading at the Institut Français in Parakou (Benin) in October 2019 as part of Les Didascalies du Monde, an initiative by Giovanni Houansou’s SUDCREA.
His residency at the Chartreuse de Villeneuve-lez-Avignon allowed him to spend time working on a theatre piece that explores the issue of the rise of indifference and the dehumanisation of our society.
Residence completed remotely.