PEER GYNT

Henrik Ibsen | Guillemette Laurent

Long-term 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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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

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

The entire creation will be filmed to show the journey of amateur actors throughout the work process. The documentary will be produced and presented independently of the theatrical performances.

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.

PEER GYNT is undeniably a play whose apparent motif is that of lies and truth, but it is also a play that is wary of all Manichean postures. What Ibsen wants above all is to question the power of fiction and its compatibility (or incompatibility) with life. In other words: what part of the dream, the utopia or the ideal should they occupy in our understanding of the real?

PEER GYNT - like any good actor - builds stories for himself and disguises reality so as not to face it, but it is this avoidance, this detour that allows us to glimpse a truth about the man he is.

The amateur actor when he interprets a role brings to light an inner flaw; the professional actor on the contrary lets glimpse a part of him when the character disappears.

Working with amateurs and professionals means going from disguise to costumes, from decor to scenography, from stage music to sound creation, it is above all playing with one to highlight the other, and vice versa.

Ibsen's text seems far from us, clumsy, flirting with folklore and heaviness, but faced with a contemporary, philosophical and refined interpretation, it will say something about the theater.

Production (in progress) Director Fred Guillaume Support   (In progress)

 
 

08>10/12/2022

*CREATION* with amateur group 1

MARS, Mons Performing Arts (Be)

23/11>02/12/2023

*CREATION* with amateur group 2

Varia Theater, Brussels (Be) 

10>17/03/2024

* CREATION * with amateur group 3

Liège Theater, (Be) (dates to be confirmed)

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