Is authenticity wishful thinking? The need to fictionalize our lives, does it not start in childhood, when we are taught to take on different roles depending on the circumstances, the groups into which we want to integrate ourselves?

For a long time, actor and director Violette Pallaro has pondered the relations between adults and their attempts to live together. In Tabula Rasa, her first piece, she questioned the place we occupy in our families, with as a starting point, the space allotted to each of us around the dinner table.

In Un loup pour l’homme, she extends her rumination to those imaginary realities that all of us create about others. And to those roles we play to take a particular place in a social, familial or professional milieu. That we be parent, child, colleague, boss, husband, wife, neighbor, or friend, we try to somehow respect the assigned roles and the rules that operate them.

Through a contemporary tale, Violette Pallaro questions these stories that we need to exist in the world since, in a certain way, they give meaning to our lives. To create this second opus she has had many encounters, collected testimony, explored biographies in many different sectors. Un loup pour l’homme is a show about human identity and about this multi-facetted “me” that we change as time goes by.


  • Language


  • Venue

    Salle Jacques Huisman

  • Duration


  • Surrounding the show

    Introduction 17.12.2019 – 20:00 (15')

  • Discussion "Rencontre Constructeurs d’Histoires" 18.12.2019

  • See also...

    CONCERT / Miss Groggy


  • Concept, writing and directing
    Violette Pallaro
    In collaboration with the interpreters

    Olivier Bonnaud
    Magali Pinglaut
    Lara Persain
    Gael Soudron

    Set design
    Boris Dambly

    Laurent Liber

    Cyril Cotinaut

    Lighting design
    Xavier Lauwers

    Sound design
    Thomas Turine

    Stage manager 
    Michel Delvigne

    Sound manager
    Victor Petit

    Maud Prêtre

    La Gueule du Loup

    Théâtre National Wallonie- Bruxelles, la Maison de la Culture de Tournai/Maison de Création, Mars – Mons arts de la scène, et le Festival de Liège

  • Partners
    le Festival de Liège, le Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles, la Maison de la Culture de Tournai/ Maison de Création, Mars-Mons arts de la scène, le Forum Jacques Prévert de Carros, le Théâtre Jean Vilar de Vitry- sur-seine, et la Coop asbl et Shelter Prod

    Support, ING et du Tax-Shelter du gouvernement fédéral belge, de la Fédération Wallonie- Bruxelles, de la Chartreuse-Centre National des écritures du spectacle et de Ad Lib Production (Résidences au LIBITUM) du Théâtre Poème 2, et de la Cie Artara

    Production manager
    Festival de Liège

    CPPC – Centre de Production des Paroles Contemporaines / Rennes

    Sets construction and costumes
    Nicole Moris​​​​​​​
    Ateliers du Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

    A model was presented as part of the festival Fragment(s) #7 (The Lodge)

    And with the voices of
    Salvador Defendini-Siré, Stanley Dupic, Beril Koca, Vincent Lecuyer, Diego Nakasone, Apolline Pereira, Pablo Steyaert, Nina Turine and Jean Pierre Baudson

    Anna Kobylarz, Anne Staquet, Catherine De Michele, Charline Hamaite, Émilie Thiry, Jean Louis Colinet, Kaspar Küppers, Mathias Simons, Pierre Clément, Sarah De Battice et Véronique Leroy


  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Tuesday
    Introduction - 20:00
  • Wednesday
    Discussion "Rencontre Constructeurs d’Histoires" after show with Violette PALLARO et Vincent ROMAIN
  • Thursday
  • Friday

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