Four determined young women have at a black wall to urgently inscribe this word as a rallying cry: “Disobey”. One after the other and then together, with a powerful voice, they describe their daily lives. With their stories and with dancing, they wrench “breaths of freedom” from the various oppressive systems: traditions, religion, men and family. 

The play is the result of interviews Julie Berès, Kevin Keiss and Alice Zeniter conducted with immigrant women – from Kabylia, Iran, Turkey and Cameroon. A meticulous work, enriched by the actors’ own words, to take stock of their admissions, their memories and their ambivalences. From this kaleidoscope of yearnings, but also of rebellions against machismo and racism they raised a fundamental question: how to invent oneself or re-invent oneself as a woman beyond social or cultural determinism? 

The strength of the bodies and the realism of the stories reveal an intimate history, that of needing to refuse certain legacies to better explore one’s dreams. A flamboyant chorus that probes the universality of the feminine through stories vibrant with authenticity.



  • Conception & direction 
    Julie Berès 

    Ava Baya 
    Lou-Adriana Bouziouane 
    Charmine Fariborzi 
    Séphora Pondi 

    Alternating with
    Sonia Bel Hadj Brahim 
    Déborah Dozoul 
    Bénicia Makengele 

    Julie Berès 
    Kevin Keiss 
    Alice Zeniter 

    Body work
    Jessica Noita  

    Marc Lainé 
    Stephan Zimmerli 

    Kevin Keiss 

  • Costumes 
    Elisabeth Cerqueira 

    Sound Design
    David Ségalen 

    Light design 
    Laïs Foulc 

    Video design 
    Christian Archambeau 

    Production manager 
    Compagnie les Cambrioleurs précédemment le Théâtre de la Commune - CDN d’Aubervilliers 

    With the support of 
    Fonds de Dotation Agnès Troublé dite Agnès B., du FIJAD, Fonds d’Insertion pour les Jeunes Artistes Dramatiques, DRAC et Région Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur. 

    La Compagnie les Cambrioleurs est conventionnée par le Ministère de la Culture / DRAC Bretagne, par la Région Bretagne et par la Ville de Brest, et est soutenue pour ses projets par le Conseil Départemental du Finistère. 


  • Tuesday
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    Discussion "Rencontre Constructeurs d’Histoires" after show
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