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PEER GYNT

from Henrik Ibsen | Guillemette Laurent

Collaborative theater

Creation december 2022

A thug, liar, alcoholic and licensed seducer is banished from his home. He then sets off to challenge the wide world and misses everything he does before discovering, only at the end, the truth of the loneliness of his unique self.

A project involving 20 amateur actors

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TECHNICAL RIDER

AGENDA

A project by Guillemette Laurent and Yoann Blanc  Text Henrik Ibsen Directed by Guillemette Laurent  Interpretation Yoann Blanc (Peer Gynt), Catherine Salée, and 20 amateur actors (by location) Scenography  Christine Grégoire and Nicolas Mouzet-Tagawa Assistant director (alternating)  Laure Lapel/Madeleine Camus  Masks and artistic advice Stephan Goldrajch Costume design Claire Farah  Light design Amélie Gehin  Sound creation  Thomas Turine  Technical direction  Nicholas Oubraham  Development and coordination Bloom Project/Stéphanie Barboteau

A scoundrel, alcoholic, opportunist, inconsequent and mythomaniac is banished from his community. He then leaves to defy the vast world and misses everything he does before discovering the truth about the man he is...

 

Through PEER GYNT, Ibsen questions the power of fiction and its compatibility (or incompatibility) with life. How real and imaginary can they dialogue in harmony? How does collective necessity impact everyone's personal mythology and  their individual freedom? What part does the other take in the elaboration of an identity?
 

PEER GYNT builds stories and disguises reality so as not to confront it, but it is this detour that allows us to glimpse a truth about himself. During his identity quest, he will experience otherness, but self-perception obviously sharpens in contact with the other. 
 

Creating PEER GYNT with Yoann Blanc and Catherine Salée and amateur actors is to affirm the co-existence of disguises and costumes, decor and scenography, stage music and sound creation, it is to play with one to highlight the other -and vice versa-, it is finally to say the complexity and richness of the world. 

Ibsen's text may seem distant, flirting with emphasis and folklore, but faced with our multiple and contemporary eyes, it will say something about theater, and therefore about life. 

Production  Persona Asbl  Delegate production  Mars-Mons 

Co-production  Mars-Mons, Liège Theater, Varia Theater (Brussels), La Coop asbl  With the help of  the Wallonia-Brussels Federation - Theater Department With the support of  Théâtre Océan Nord (Brussels), Shelterprod, Taxshelter.be, ING, Tax-Shelter of the Belgian federal government

Descriptif PEER GYNT
Agenda PEER GYNT
AGENDA

23/11 02/12/2023

*RECRÉATION* avec groupe amateur.ice.s 2

Théâtre Varia, Bruxelles (Be)

10  17/03/2024

*RECRÉATION* avec groupe amateur.ice.s 3

Théâtre de Liège (Be)

DATES PASSÉES

20/06 15/07/2022

Résidence de création

Théâtre Océan Nord, Bruxelles (Be)

27/10 30/11/2022

Résidence avec groupe amateur.ice.s 1

MARS, Mons Arts de la Scène (Be)

01 03/12/2022

*CRÉATION* avec groupe amateur.ice.s 1

MARS, Mons Arts de la Scène (Be)

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