Gabriela Carrizo (I/AR) and Franck Chartier (F) founded Peeping Tom in 2000. Together they created a first location project that took place in a trailer home, "Caravana" (1999), with would-be long-time collaborator Eurudike De Beul, followed by the film "Une vie inutile" (2000). Peeping Tom’s hallmark is a hyperrealistic aesthetic anchored to a concrete set: a garden, a living room and a basement in the first trilogy ("Le Jardin", 2001; "Le Salon", 2004; and "Le Sous Sol", 2007), two trailer homes in a snow-covered landscape in "32, rue Vandenbranden" (2009), or a burned theatre in "For Rent (A Louer)" (2011). In these, the directors create an unstable universe that defies the logic of time and space. Isolation leads to an unconscious world of nightmares, fears and desires, which the creators deftly use to shed light on the dark side of a character or a community. The huis clos of family situations remains for Peeping Tom a major source of creativity. In the coming years, the company will produce a second trilogy – Father, Mother, Children – around this theme.
In 2005, "Le Salon" was awarded the Prix du Meilleur Spectacle de Danse (Best Dance Show Prize) in France. In 2007, the company received the Mont Blanc Young Directors Award during the Salzburg Festival and the Patrons Circle Award at the Melbourne International Arts Festival. The pieces "Le Sous Sol" and "For Rent (A Louer)" were both selected for the Theaterfestival, which gathers the best shows of the season in Belgium and The Netherlands. In 2013, "For Rent (A Louer)" was nominated for the Ubu Awards in Italy, in the category Best Performance in Foreign Language, during the theatrical season 2012-2013. "32, rue Vandenbranden" was elected Best Dance Show of the Year 2013 in São Paulo (BR) by magazine Guia Folha.
Peeping Tom's latest production "Vader" premiered on 10 May 2014 in Theater im Pfalzbau (Ludwigshafen, DE).