L’Île des esclaves (in French) is a one-act comedy by Pierre de Marivaux. It was presented for the first time on March 5, 1725 at the Hôtel de Bourgogne by the Comédie Italienne. The play combines Greek characters, a tragic shipwreck and social commentary. The play is essentially a comedy with its confusion of sentiments and exchange of power between masters and slaves.

We were commissioned to create the poster for the performance at the Proscenium in Paris, France. Using and iconic palm tree silhouette to represent the island, we then flipped it upside down to represent the reversal of roles for the survivors of the shipwreck.


L’Île des esclaves (The Island of Slaves)


Le Tapir Theatre

What We Did

Poster concept and design

poster design for island of slaves performance in Paris