Le Père from L’homme incertain / Stéphanie Chaillou
"I just wanted a happy life. My mind was set on this idea. A happy life. I used to think it would be enough. That this kind of spirit was enough. Nobody told me it was not."
When I first read the text, I felt overwhelmed by the fact that someone could so easily express things I've been feeling for many years.
Since Je ne vous ai jamais aimés - the video performance we put on in Brussels with Pascal Bouaziz, singer of Mendelson. He too tries to empower people who hardly ever get a chance to speak. And he does it without any cliché of language. He never witlessly goes into raptures about the idea of " popular language ".
Telling failure, the complexity of life - here a farmer's life, with some infinite power and kindness.
Stéphane Chaillou is a contemporary poet. It pervades his text, every chapter of which is divided in half.
First, the father's word telling his almost chronological life story. Then, the children's (his children ? The child he once was ? ) randomly listing frozen moments from their childhood.
Julien Gosselin, June 2015
LE PÈRE based on Stéphane Chaillou's novel, L'homme incertain published by Editions Alma (2015)
ADAPTATION, DIRECTION Julien Gosselin
WITH Laurent Sauvage
ASSISTANT DIRECTION Olivier Martinaud
SET DESIGN Julien Gosselin and Nicolas Joubert
LIGHTING DESIGN Nicolas Joubert
VIDEO DESIGN Pierre Martin
SCORE Guillaume Bachelé
SOUND DESIGN Julien Feryn
ARRANGEMENT Joan Cambon
REGIE GENERALE ET PLATEAU Valentin Dabbadie
SOUND MANAGER Hugo Hamman
LIGHT AND VIDEO MANAGER Anaïs Parmentier
ADMINISTRATION, PRODUCTION & DISTRIBUTION Eugénie Tesson
TOUR ORGANIZATION & COMMUNICATION Emmanuel Mourmant
ADMINISTRATION Paul Lacour-Lebouvier
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Nicolas Ahssaine
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR ASSISTANT Vianney Brunin
TECHNICAL DESIGN Ateliers du Théâtre de la Cité / Toulouse
PRODUCTION Si vous pouviez lécher mon cœur
COPRODUCTION TNT - Théâtre National de Toulouse
La Comédie de Béthune, Le théâtre d’Arles
WITH THE SUPPORT OF Montevideo créations contemporaines
Création au Théâtre Nationale de Toulouse le 17 novembre 2015
Season 16/17: Théâtre d'Arles / Le Phénix, Valenciennes / Comédie de Béthune
Season 18/19: MC93, Bobigny / CCAM, Vandoeuvre-Les-Nancy