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    Festival d’Automne à Paris
    156 rue de Rivoli
    75001 Paris

Vincent Macaigne

Je suis un pays

Comédie burlesque et tragique de notre jeunesse passée

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    Je suis un pays, the latest show from the indefatigable Vincent Macaigne, stems from a text dating back to his youth. He uses it as a means to tackle our era... head-on.
    The ever-resourceful Vincent Macaigne pursues the momentum he seems to have initiated with En manque, that of revisiting the past in order to tackle the future. Indeed, the point of departure for Je suis un pays is that of a text entitled Friche 22.66. He wrote it twenty years ago, and then directed it during his studies at the Conservatoire, before using it as the name for his company. Somewhere between the fairy-tale and epic drama, he uses this text as the driving force behind a “burlesque and tragical comedy of our forgotten youth”. Shifting between horror film, gothic revery and mythological saga, and amidst the dreams of the past and the nightmare of the future (and vice-versa), he confronts his post-adolescent illusions with today’s world. Stirring up the different registers with ample doses of communicative energy, itself the product of despair and revolt in equal measure, Vincent Macaigne builds up the portrait of a whole generation and of an era torn between increasingly unpalatable levels of immobility and dissatisfaction. Activating the dialectical framework that forms the basis of his work - intimate and political, individual and collective, resignation and contestation, obscurity and light -, Je suis un pays turns the stage into a powerful machine capable of overturning society, shaking it out of its golden slumber. But this machine is also an invitation for the theatre itself to make its way into theatre. Integrated into the show is Voilà ce que jamais je ne te dirai, an immersion-based performance during which a second group of spectators will be invited onto the stage.

    Vincent Macaigne also presents Voilà ce que jamais je ne te dirai and En manque.

    Not recommanded for pregnant women and people suffering from epilepsy

    Written, directed, visual and set design by Vincent Macaigne
    With Sharif Andoura, Thomas Blanchard, Candice Bouchet, Thibaut Evrard, Pauline Lorillard, Hedi Zada and the children Madeleine Andoura, Lila Poulet and Nina Béros (alternatively)
    Stage design, Julien Peissel
    Lighting Collaboration, Matthieu Wilmart
    Lighting Trainee, Edith Bigaro
    Props, Lucie Basclet
    Sound Collaboration, Charlotte Constant
    Costumes, Camille Aït Allouache
    Costumes Trainee, Estelle Deniaud
    Video Collaboration, Olivier Vulliamy
    Assistant director, Salou Sadras
    With musical compsing by Nova Materia ( Caroline Chaspoul, Eduardo Henriquez)
    Scenery construction, Ateliers du Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne
    Administration Compagnie Friche 22.66, Altermachine, Camille Hakim-Hashemi, Elisabeth Le Coënt

    A production by Théâtre de Vidy ; Cie friche 22.66 // Co-produced by Nanterre-Amandiers, centre dramatique national ; Festival d’Automne à Paris ; Théâtre National de Bretagne – CDN (Rennes) ; La Colline – théâtre national (Paris) ; Les Théâtre de la ville du Luxembourg ; Théâtre National de Strasbourg ; Holland Festival (Amsterdam) ; La Filature, Scène nationale (Mulhouse) ; TANDEM scène nationale (Arras-Douai) ; Théâtre de l’Archipel, scène nationale de Perpignan ; CDN Orléans/Loiret/Centre ; Bonlieu Scène nationale (Annecy) ; La Bâtie – Festival de Genève dans le cadre du soutien FEDER du programme Interreg France-Suisse 2014-2020 // Coréalisation Nanterre-Amandiers, centre dramatique national ; Festival d’Automne à Paris // With the support from Adami // Touring assistance provided by Pro Helvetia – Fondation suisse pour la culture // Avec la participation artistique du Jeune théâtre national // With thanks to  Théâtre de la Ville-Paris ; Le Parvis Scène Nationale Tarbes-Pyrénées ; Théâtre Ouvert – Centre National des Dramaturgies Contemporaines ; La Villette (Paris) //Compagnie Friche 22.66 receives support from DGCA – Ministère de la Culture (FR) as a national Company and from Région Île-de-France. // First performed on the 14th September 2017 at Théâtre de Vidy, Lausanne
    Partnership with France Inter