The experience takes place over the course of one day. A group of three writers and a musician meet in the morning over national and local daily newspapers. For forty-five minutes, they read and make notes. After selecting articles, pointing out images, rejecting some articles, they define the framework of a text which is seen as a series of reflections on current events; poetic, dramatic, comic, absurd, whimsical, literary and musical reflections.
Each person has six hours to write or compose his or her segment.
The form is free, multidisciplinary: dialogue scene, poem, story, song, etc.
The four artists then get together to arrange the written segments, create the soundtrack and then become the performers to give space, a voice and music to these texts written on the spot.
The concept of Press Express has been tried and tested, in a variety of settings: at the Comédie de Reims, the Festival d’Avignon, the Théâtre Am Stram Gram in Geneva, and the Théâtre de la Renaissance in Oullins, among others.