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

 

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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