Documented theatre - 100' - fr

What do we know of sex work? What are the prejudices and clichés that surround it? Who are these women, these men, these transgender people who offer a sexual service for money and that society refuses to consider with the same respect, the same rights, and the same protection as other workers?

By zeroing in on prostitution the Collectif La Brute takes on a taboo. Using documentary theatre, the artistic team wants to get a grasp of a fluid reality. It dismisses the fantasies and beliefs that surround it, including its own, and only gives credence to the witnesses it meets. Sex workers, vice squad officers, clients, and members of the sex workers associations, the Collectif La Brute has listened to many people describe their daily lives. The result is a poignant, painstakingly documented show.

Sonia Verstappen, retired Brussels prostitute, anthropologist and a militant member of Utsopi (Union des Travailleuse.r.s du Sexe Organisées Pour l’Indépendance), brings straight talk to, and shines a light on, the stage work.


  • Direction
    La Brute :
    Jérôme De Falloise
    Raven Ruëll
    Anne-Sophie Sterck

    Text & Performance
    Jérôme De Falloise
    Raven Ruëll
    Anne-Sophie Sterck
    Martin Panel
    Ninuccia Berthet
    Julie Peyrat
    Gabriel Bideau
    Marion Gabelle
    Ninon Borsei
    Martin Rouet

    Sound design and operator
    Wim Lots

    Lighting design, stage manager and lighting
    Nicolas Marty

    Sound operator
    Julien Courroye

    Costumes and set design
    Marie Szersnovicz

  • Assistant director
    Coline Fouquet

    Management, production and touring
    Catherine Hance
    Aurélie Curti
    Laetitia Noldé

    Création Studio Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

    Wirikuta ASBL

    La Brute ASBL, Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles, Théâtre Jean Vilar de Vitry-sur-Seine,La Coop ASBL, Shelter Prod

    With the help of, ING & tax- shelter du Gouvernement fédéral belge

    With support from
    la COCOF

    Sets construction and costumes
    Ateliers du Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles