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At the junction of object theatre and puppetry, Isabelle Darras’ creation tells the story of three downgraded women, reduced to the status of found objects in the lost and found they now inhabit. Claire, equestrian stunt woman unemployed since she suffered a fall, now working the welcome desk, meets her colleagues, Christelle, book editor and Teresa bus driver, all of them working the same basement counter. How will these women with “unusual career paths” manage to fight back in our throwaway society?

At the center of Isabelle Darras’ work is an examination of the fragility of people facing the bureaucratic and social behemoth. Fed by this sentence by Annie Ernaux “ These days, objects don’t age anymore,” she builds a scene that owes its neo-vintage, retro-futuristic monochromatic esthetic to Roy Andersson’s Nous Les Vivants. She describes a sort of no man’s land in which people and objects are lost as they search for a way to resist the absurdity of a system that shreds us.


  • Language


  • Venue

    Salle Jacques Huisman

  • Duration


  • Surrounding the show

    24.02.2021 - Discussion "Rencontre Constructeurs d’Histoires" after show

  • 02.03.2021 - Introduction - 19:30


  • Direction & text 
    Isabelle Darras
    Elisabeth Ancion 

    Performance & collaboration on the script 
    Audrey Dero 
    Sandrine Hooge 
    Catherine Mestoussis

    Residence assistant
    Alice Hubball

    Creation assitant
    Céline Dumont

    Light design & technical direction 
    Jérôme Dejean 

    Stage (alternativaly)
    Jérôme Dejean
    Grégoire Tempels

    Saskia Louwaard 
    Katrijn Baeten 

    Elisabeth Ancion 

    Carole Allemand (Dolly) 
    Joachim Jannin (la grand-mère)

    Video design
    Eve Martin
    John Pirard 

    with the participation of 
    Vera Fonteyne
    François Neycken 

    Création sonore 
    David Chazam 

    Création sonore étape de travail  
    Vincent Cahay

  • Makers 
    Ateliers du Théâtre National de Wallonie-Bruxelles 

    Construction backup 
    Laurent Steppe

    Sound design 
    Vincent Cahay 

    Voice off and figuration
    Jade Eloy-Hooge  

    Dramaturgical advice 
    Dominique Roodthooft 

    David Bormans
    Jérôme Dejean

    Development and touring
    Bloom Project 

    Production manager 
    Mars - Mons Arts de la Scène 

    After Party//Cie, Maison de la culture de Tournai/maison de création, Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles, Théâtre Royal de Namur, Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes de Charleville-Mézières, La Coop asbl et Shelter Prod

    With support from
    Ministère de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles - service du théâtre et de, ING et du tax-shelter du gouvernement fédéral belge

    With the help of
    SACD, Théâtre des Doms (Avignon), Maison de la Marionnette (Tournai), Le Corridor (Liège), Factory/Festival de Liège, de La Roseraie (Bruxelles), Théâtre de l’Ancre et l’EDEN (Charleroi), Centre culturel de Verviers, Le Bosco sprl

    Thanks to
    Bureaux des objets trouvés de Liège, Bruxelles et Tournai ainsi que Valérie Lesort, Stéphane Bissot, Bouli Lanners, Maia Baran, Anne Paulicevich et Frédéric Fonteyne, David Chazam, Steven Haine, Frank et Nicolas Pepermans, Florence Meur, Isabelle Huart, Serge Bodart, Pierre Clément, Nadine Dhoor, Christelle Darras, Axel De Booseré, Patrick Donnay, Danielle Parmentier, Vincent Eloy, Romain Laval, Delphine Bibet, Benoît Devos, Michel Dejeneffe, Greg Houben


  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
    Discussion "Rencontre Constructeurs d’Histoires" after show
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Tuesday
    Introduction - 19:30
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday