Theater - 80’ - fr, en > fr, en

 Of all the kinds of violence, those against children are often the least apparent, especially when they take place within the family. The pain they create hides under the shame, the things not said, or the monstrous connivance of the adults who count on time to erase the crimes that were committed. 

Among the most serious acts of violence, rape and especially incestuous rape, is a deep and all encompassing wound. Sometimes the trauma is such that the brain represses the unendurable memories and does not allow them to surface until much later in life. 

The amnesia due to trauma and the suffering it harbors challenged Elisabeth Woronoff to the point that the young woman made them the subject of her first theatrical creation. Actress, visual artist, musician and photographer, Elisabeth Woronoff is a versatile artist. This profusion of modes of expression both feeds and nuances her work. SKRIK (The Scream, referring to the painting by Edvard Munch) reflects this richness. In a multidisciplinary form deployed by 6 interpreters, it offers the spectator a troubling experience: that of entering a woman’s mind; she is a rape survivor who is slowly recovering her memory and rebuilding her identity. 

Between fiction and documentary, SKRIK transposes to the stage the dazzling intensity of the memories which arise in fragments. The show highlights the complexity of a subject too little known to the general public. It puts a spotlight on it to invite reflection.

Cast

  • Direction & performance
    Elisabeth Woronoff

    With
    Eugénie Bernachon
    Andrea Norvik
    Jervell Henrik
    Roshauw Tidemann
    Bernard Woronoff
    Matis Stecher Rasmussen

    alternating with
    Oscar Pecher 

    Sound design & direction assistant
    Maxime Glaude

    Music direction
    Franck Vigroux

    Scenography, light design
    Enrico Bagnoli

    Movement assistant
    Tom Clegg

    Act and movement coach
    Christian Burgess

    Singing coach
    Alice Foccroulle

  • Staging and directing intern
    Pauline Bernard

    Voice off
    Vincent Hennebicq

    Surtitling accompaniment
    Panthea

    Création Studio Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

    Production
    Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

    Coproduction
    With a support for multilingual diversity by Théâtre de Choisy- le-Roi - Scène conventionnée d’intérêt national - art et création pour la diversité linguistique, in co-operation with Panthea, L’Ancre - Théâtre Royal, Arteos

    Project originated as an
    Solo Carte Blanche - l’ESACT

    With help from
    La Fédération Wallonie- Bruxelles, Service Général de la Création Artistique - Direction du Théâtre

    With support from
    Festival de Liège, La Chau erie Acte 1, France Morin Artist Project Iles, Les Midis de la Poésie, La Bellone, La compagnie Mossoux-Bonté, Taxshelter.be, ING, Tax Shelter du gouvernement fédéral bel

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