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.
Direction & performance
Andrea Norvik Jervell
Henrik Roshauw Tidemann
Matis Stecher Rasmussen
Sound design & direction assistant
Scenography, light design
Act and movement coach
Laura Telly Cambier
Staging and directing intern
Participated in the creation of the working stage
at the Festival de Liège/Factory 2019:
Rémi Faure (assistant director),
Julie Goldsteinas (writing assistant),
Demian Vitanza (dramaturgy advisor)
Création Studio Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles
Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles
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 Chafferie 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 belge