Doreen

text and directionDavid Geselson (França)
13 - 17 feb 2019
wed and sat, 19h > thu and fri, 21h > sat, 16h
Garrett Hall
from Lettre à D., by André Gorz
with Laure Mathis and David Geselson
set design Lisa Navarro
assisting director Elios Noël
costumes Magali Murbach
light design Jérémie Papin
sound design Loïc Le Roux
video Jérémie Scheidler, Thomas Guiral
construction Flavien Renaudon
technical direction and light operation Sylvain Tardy
sound and video operation Arnaud Olivier
outsider look Jean-Pierre Baro and Jeanne Candel
administration and production AlterMachine - Noura Sairour
diffusion and communication AlterMachine - Carole Willemot
Doreen has won the prize «Best Creation» in French language 2017 by the Critics' Syndicate.
production Compagnie Lieux-Dits
coproduction Théâtre de Lorient, centre dramatique national, Théâtre de la Bastille, théâtre Garonne, Scène européenne - Toulouse, Théâtre de Vanves
with the support of la DRAC Île-de-France, of Fonds de dotation Porosus, of Spedidam and d'Arcadi Île-de-France. The text Doreen had help in creation by the Centre national du Théâtre.
support Théâtre Ouvert - Centre national des Dramaturgies Contemporaines, la Chartreuse de Villeneuve Lez Avignon - centre national des écritures du spectacle, l'IMEC - Institut Mémoires de l'édition contemporaine and Nouveau théâtre de Montreuil, centre dramatique national
residency Carreau du Temple (2015/2016)
In 2006, André Gorz published Letter to D., a long declaration of love under the form of confession to his wife, Doreen Klein, who suffered from an incurable disease. A year later, André and Doreen are found dead in their bed.
Doreen will be a counterpoint to this confession made public, an explosion, a side-by-side: the portrait of a woman, who we imagine living from what Gorz says about her, and the portrait of a couple, who we see living, in an extreme proximity. We are in a 2007 night, at the couple's home. André and Doreen have been married for 58 years. They prepare something to eat and drink and receive us at their home. In an hour they will kill themselves. While they wait, they talk.