The Lie of the Monkey Written by Christophe TOSTAIN

maquette differents points de vue

Model scale 1:50 ©TAPS Strasbourg, France

 

This text written by Christophe TOSTAIN traces a man’s life that dwells in residential area. Alone, he is running away from an aseptic society where he is forced to live in.

The set borrows these residential area codes. It proposes different point of views of the stage to each spectator. The primroses on the floor direct the performers’ entrance and exit movements, like signage in urban space.

Text read on March 23 2018, during “Actuelles XXFestival in TAPS Laiterie Theater in Strasbourg, France.

 

resonnance

Jérôme RIGAUT and Yuko OSHIMA

chemin de primevères

Set design before the entrance of the audience

contraste lumiere ombre

Jérome RIGAUT

 

Direction and reading: Jérôme RIGAUT

Reading: Nathalie BACH-RONTCHEVSKY

Drums: Yuko OSHIMA

Set Design: Clémence CHIRON, Anton GRANDCOIN, Chloé MARLIOT, and Kapitolina TCVETKOVA-PLOTNIKOVA

Photography: Clémence CHIRON

Thanks to Denis RONDEL, stage manager of TAPS Laiterie, for his trust and support throughout this project.

 

lecture

Nathalie BACH-RONTCHEVSKY

fleurs primevere offerte

Yoko OSHIMA

poesie

Jérôme RIGAUT, Nathalie BACH-RONTCHEVSKY and Yuko OSHIMA ©Clémence CHIRON