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All you need to know

  • Don DeLillo

    Julien Gosselin

    Calais - Avignon

  • > La FabricA

    Creation 2018

    Running time 8h


  • Based on three novels by Don DeLillo, Julien Gosselin’s show weaves together literature and theatre to try to tell the story of terrorism.

 

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Players, Mao II, The Names

Players, Mao II, The Names © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Players, Mao II, The Names © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Players, Mao II, The Names © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Players, Mao II, The Names © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Players, Mao II, The Names © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Players, Mao II, The Names © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Players, Mao II, The Names © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Players, Mao II, The Names © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Players, Mao II, The Names © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Players, Mao II, The Names © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Players, Mao II, The Names © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Players, Mao II, The Names © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Players, Mao II, The Names © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Players, Mao II, The Names © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Players, Mao II, The Names © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Players, Mao II, The Names © Mostafa Abdel-Aty

Players, Mao II, The Names © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Players, Mao II, The Names © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Players, Mao II, The Names © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Players, Mao II, The Names © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Players, Mao II, The Names © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Players, Mao II, The Names © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Players, Mao II, The Names © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Players, Mao II, The Names © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

 

Presentation

  • By bringing together three works by Don DeLillo—Players, The Names, and Mao II—Julien Gosselin is able to weave together narratives revolving around the theme of terrorism in the '70s, while opening up the show to other dreamscapes as well. The variations in DeLillo's writing, the subtext, and the relationship to time have become for the young director key aspects of the American author's work. “I don't want to overemphasise connections between three different texts to create a convincing and explicit trilogy, but rather for the fiction to shatter so that events can arise from anywhere.” For both men—the writer and the director, history cannot be experienced in a linear fashion: it is as splintered as the flows of information that surround us, punctuated by moments of incredible intensity and other out-of-time experiences. Just like a novelist interrupts his plot to establish a setting, and just like reading itself can only be a discontinuous activity interrupted by the events of our everyday lives, the eight-hour show in which Julien Gosselin and his collective submerge us is above all a sensory experience. From the moment we enter the theatre to the moment we leave, fictional time and real time strive to come together.

    Julien Gosselin
    In 2009, upon graduating from the EPSAD in Lille, Guillaume Bachelé, Antoine Ferron, Noémie Gantier, Julien Gosselin, Alexandre Lecroc, Victoria Quesnel, and Tiphaine Raffier created Si vous pouviez lécher mon coeur (If you could only lick my heart). After Genoa 01 and Tristesse Animal Noir (Sadness Black Animal), and under the direction of Julien Gosselin, the collective focused on literary works which play with the reader/audience's perception of time, offering them ultra-sensory experiences, including adaptations of Michel Houellebecq's The Elementary Particles and Roberto Bolaño's 2666, both of which played in previous editions of the Festival d'Avignon.

  • Distribution

    With Rémi Alexandre, Guillaume Bachelé, Adama Diop,
    Joseph Drouet, Denis Eyriey, Antoine Ferron, Noémie Gantier, Carine Goron, Alexandre Lecroc-Lecerf, Frédéric Leidgens, Caroline Mounier, Victoria Quesnel, Maxence Vandevelde

    Text Don DeLillo
    Traduction Marianne Véron et Adélaïde Pralon
    Adaptation and direction Julien Gosselin
    Stage design Hubert Colas
    Lights Nicolas Joubert
    Video Jérémie Bernaert, Pierre Martin
    Music Rémi Alexandre, Guillaume Bachelé, Maxence Vandevelde
    Sound Julien Feryn
    Costumes Caroline Tavernier
    Assistant direction Kaspar Tainturier- Fink

     

    Production

    Production Si vous pouviez lécher mon coeur
    Coproduction Kaidong Coopération franco-taiwanaise pour les arts vivants, Phénix scène nationale pôle européen de création Valenciennes - National Performing Arts Center - National Theater & Concert Hall, Taïwan,  L'Odéon Théâtre de l'Europe,  Le Théâtre National de Strasbourg, Festival d'Avignon, MC2 Grenoble,  Le Théâtre du Nord, C.D.N. Lille Tourcoing Hauts-de-France,  International Theater Amsterdam, Théâtre National de Bretagne,  Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg,  Bonlieu, Scène Nationale d'Annecy,  Le Quartz, Scène Nationale de Brest,  Festival d'automne à Paris,  La Filature de Mulhouse
    With the support of  Nanterre-Amandiers, Montévidéo créations contemporaines (Marseille), Drac Hauts-de-France, Région Hauts-de-France et pour la 72e édition du Festival d'Avignon : Adami
    With the help of the ateliers du Théâtre national de Strasbourg pour la construction des décors
    With the participation of Jeune Théâtre National
    Résidence La FabricA du Festival d'Avignon

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