Théâtre National

J’abandonne une partie de moi que j’adapte

Théâtre des Martyrs

Justine Lequette / Group Nabla


Deeply touched by the documentary film made by Edgar Morin and Jean Rouch in 1960, “Chronique d’un été”, the first French experiment in cinema vérité, Justine Lequette and the actors take up the film’s key questions, directed at passers-by, students, workers, employees and immigrants, whose interviews were sometimes continued in a more intimate setting. These questions, about happiness, life, work, utopias are now asked by them in a society which, fifty-eight years down the line, has stayed the same and, at the same time, has changed a great deal.
Putting these two periods into perspective, they also draw on documentary sequences by Pierre Carles, extracts from plays by Alexandra Badea and improvisations by the actors to focus on the meaning of our existence, in an aesthetic that, despite being inspired by real life situations, always develops a point of view and a playful dimension.

Hubert Amiel







Théâtre des Martyrs

category 2

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My Sweet Devil


A project initiated and staged by
Justine Lequette

Collective writing

Rémi Faure, Benjamin Lichou, Jules Puibaraud, Léa Romagny

Direction assistant
Ferdinand Despy

Light design
Guillaume Fromentin

Création Studio Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

Group Nabla

Project issued from
Solo Carte Blanche de l’ESACT

With the support of
l’ESACT, La Chaufferie-Acte1, Festival de Liège, Eubelius

The performance includes extracts of texts (& images) of
Je te regarde d’Alexandra Badea, L’Arche Editeur, ;
Attention Danger Travail et Volem Rien Foutre al pais, Pierre Carles, Christophe Coello & Stéphane Goxe, C-P Productions ;
Chronique d’un été, Jean Rouch & Edgar Morin, Argos films

Special thanks to
Nathanaël Harcq, Annah Schaeffer, Astrid Akay & Jo De Leuw