2006 // La nuit juste avant les forêts // Koltès // Ph Boulay
Direction Philip Boulay // cie du Tournesol // Scenography Jc Lanquetin // Lights Stephane Loirat // With Okan Senozan
Creation in Ankara, théâtre Akun, 28sept2006, then tour in the Turkish National Theaters network in 2007.
When I read the text, as often, the question of « rebuilding a theatrical space » is coming up. Quite early, I associate the text, the urban spaces describing a city at night, and the words of that man, with fences for building sites who can be found anywhere. Comes the possibility to use these elements to develop a spectacular space. This space could be installed open air (dream to perform outside in extreme east of turkey, like Kars, Diyarbakir, Trebizonde…), but also on the stage of a theater. The spectators are seated on benches inside the stage structurated by the fences. A video installation, including the projection of a traveling in the area of Pigalle (Paris), and a live camera on the actor, performing in front of the traveling, is creating on a second screen, a fiction of the character being in the Pigalle city space.
The all existing audience space is covered with a black plastic sheet.