Mohamed Bourouissa, Zazon Castro

Quartier de femmes

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Théâtre du Rond-Point
novembernov 5 – 17
Points communs – Théâtre 95
novembernov 21 – 22

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Théâtre du Rond-Point

Tuesday november 5

20h00

Wednesday november 6

20h00

Thursday november 7

20h00

Friday november 8

20h00

Saturday november 9

19h00

Sunday november 10

16h00

Tuesday november 12

20h00

Wednesday november 13

20h00

Thursday november 14

20h00

Friday november 15

20h00

Saturday november 16

19h00

Sunday november 17

16h00

Points communs – Théâtre 95

Thursday november 21

19h00

Friday november 22

20h00

Directed and scenography by Mohamed Bourouissa. Performed by Lou-Adriana Bouziouane. Text and artistic collaboration Zazon Castro. Assistant director Simon-Elie Galibert. Choreographic vision Yumi Fujitani. Sound Mohamed Bourouissa, Christophe Jacques, Sylvain Jacques. Lighting Vincent Chrétien. Coordination Marine Dury.

Production T2G Théâtre de Gennevilliers, Centre Dramatique National
Coproduction Festival d’Automne à Paris  
In partnership with le LaM – Lille Métropole Musée d’art moderne, d’art contemporain et d’art brut ; centre pénitentiaire de Lille-Loos-Sequedin ; unité sanitaire du centre pénitentiaire de Lille-Loos-Sequedin – CHU Lille
Produced as part of the Mondes nouveaux artistic creation support programme
Acknowledgements Mehdi Anede, Sofiane Boohafs, Marlène Célestin, Sébastien Delot, Julie Escure, Maddalena Maniago, Margot Nguyen – Studio-Bourouissa, Gabrielle Otton, Marie-Amélie Senot, Helena Tejedor, Claudine Verschelle and especially all the participants in the theatre workshop.

At the crossroads between theatre and stand-up, the first show by the visual artist Mohamed Bourouissa brings to the stage the different phases in the life of a woman in prison and its transformations. In the absence of pathos, the piece uses humour to circumvent the arduous nature of its subject matter.

Devised following a series of workshops held in a detention centre for women, Mohamed Bourouissa, an Associate Artist at the TG2 theatre, uses his first piece for the stage to blend different genres and registers. In doing so, he defuses the dramatic force of an account of life behind bars. The use of humour ensures that this putting into words of a female prisoner's life story is able to steer clear of the pitfalls of misery-mongering, and becomes a popular, accessible form of address. Though a one-person show, the piece summons up a plurality of characters that have influenced the protagonist's existence, transforming it, and whose different faces and outlines she takes on. The fruit of a collaboration between the visual artist, the actress Zazon Castro and several female detainees, Quartier de femmes takes its inspiration from a reading of Antigone, the classical interpretations of which have been shifted. In the context of this tragedy, it is not so much a question of the paragon of the dilemma between morality and justice as that of the different metamorphoses of a woman shaped by her life experience and the difficulties which have punctuated it.

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