After a trilogy on the mechanics of profit and an offbeat lecture on the impotence of the politician towards the financial sector, Zoo Theatre continues its playwriting. With Points de rupture Françoise Bloch and her actors explore those moments when a person breaks with the system and/or the group in which they are situated to follow a different path.

Let’s remember the story of the frog. Plunged into a pot of water, the animal cooks slowly,  cradled by the pleasant warmth. It falls asleep and dies. Whereas, had it been dropped into boiling water it would have taken off, saved from a certain death. How do humankind or society measure up against this fable?

Burnout, rebellion, crisis, deep differences, the team questions these mutations and the oppression that precedes them or even provokes them. Up to what point does one support something? And when the center no longer holds, when one flees or completely erases the past, what are the consequences? Of what constitutes this “after”, this vibrant time/space where everything needs to be built, to be invented? A key moment since everything becomes possible.

Points de rupture is set writing. Like a trip that starts with a question which leads to another question(and then another), but during which, like one of those children’s games where sometimes you have to start all over again, the show features fragments of fictional texts, submissions based on documentary materials, improvisations by actors and videopieces.



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  • Venue


  • Duration

    80’ to 100'

  • Surrounding the show

    06.10.2020 - Introduction - 20:15

  • 07.10.2020 - Discussion "Rencontre Constructeurs d’Histoires" after show


  • Collective writing 

    Elena Doratiotto
    Jules Puibaraud
    Léa Romagny

    Aymeric Trionfo (en cours) 

    Françoise Bloch 

    Direction assistantes 
    Louise D’Ostuni
    Cécile Lécuyer 

    Backup dramaturge and re- search workshops assistant
    Marie Devroux

    Scenography & costumes 
    Katrijn Baeten
    Saskia Louwaard 

    Light design 
    Jean-Jacques Deneumoustier 

    Marc Defrise 

    Management of the research workshops 
    Caspar Langhoff 

    Video direction 
    Frédéric Nicaise 

    Sound operator 
    Boris Cekevda 

    Artistic collaboration and Video Dramaturgy
    Yaël Steinmann

    Daria Bubalo
    Rachel Goldenberg 

  • Sales management et développement 
    Habemus Papam 
    Coraline Lefèvre 
    Julien Sigard 

    In partnership with 
    Le Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles 

    Zoo Théâtre 

    Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles, MARS-Mons arts de la Scène, L’ANCRE-Théâtre Royal de Charleroi, le Théâtre Jean Vilar de Vitry-sur-Seine, Wirikuta asbl, la COOP asbl et Shelter Prod 

    With support from
    Théâtre des 13 Vents-CDN de Montpelier, Festival de Liège,, ING, Tax-shelter du gouvernement fédéral belge 

    With the participation of 
    Centre des Arts Scéniques, ESACT (École supérieur d’Acteurs de Liège) 

    The compagnie Zoo Théâtre is supported by 
    la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, service des Arts de la Scène 

    Françoise Bloch est artiste en compagnie à L’ANCRE-Théâtre Royal de Charleroi. 

    Zoo théâtre remercie 
    Nathanaël Harcq, Benoît Piret, Nathalie Garraud et Olivier Saccomano, pour leurs regards bienveillants et critiques, ainsi que Aline Farès, Ferdinand Despy, Benjamin Op de Beeck, Jérôme Nayer, Clément Demaria et Lucien Collard pour leurs contributions à divers moments du travail.


  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Tuesday
    Introduction - 20:15
  • Wednesday
    Discussion "Rencontre Constructeurs d’Histoires" after show
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday