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A play for the living in a time of extinction | Play

06 November 2022

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A play for the living in a time of extinction - Miranda Rose Hall / Katie Mitchell / Collectif Mensuel

Written by author Miranda Rose Hall, A play for the Living in a Time of Extinction is a play based on an original concept developed by British director Katie Mitchell for Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne in the frame of the Swiss institution's “Sustainable Theatre?” initiative.

The particularity of this play is that it tours from theatre to theatre, but doesn't require crew or set travel. Indeed, each theatre hosting the play works with its own artists, who take up the challenge to “restage” the show in accordance with the original text and concept developed by Miranda Rose Hall and Katie Mitchell.

At the Théâtre de Liège, it is the Collectif Mensuel (Blockbuster, Zaï Zaï) that has taken over the show to address the major environmental issues of our time, in a musical and offbeat staging, with their atypical and recognizable humour, bringing a touch of lightness to these essential issues. By staging Miranda Rose Hall's eco-feminist monologue, on the indications of the British director, the Collectif Mensuel incites us to reflect on our responsibility and to invest ourselves fully in the transition to a more sustainable world.

This show is part of the STAGES (Sustainable Theatre Alliance for a Green Environmental Shift) project co-funded by the European Union. Led by the Théâtre de Liège, this project brings together 13 theatre institutions and 1 university. It aims to foster an ecological and social transition of the theatres involved by trying to align their work practices with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals defined by the UN. It is an ambitious theatre experiment to rethink how the cultural sector interacts with the concept of sustainability. For more information on the project, please visit: https://sustainablestages.eu/.

Audio: FR
Subtitles : -

Original creation
Text: Miranda Rose Hall
Design: Katie Mitchell

Created in Liège
Translation and adaptation: Nicolas Ancion, Collectif Mensuel
Stage direction: Collectif Mensuel
With Annette Gatta, Quentin Halloy, Philippe Lecrenier, Simon Medard
Musical composition: Quentin Halloy, Philippe Lecrenier
Visual creation: Simon Medard (Camera-etc)
Scenography and costumes: Claudine Maus
Lighting design and general management: Manu Deck and Nico Gilson
Technical assistance: Pierre Audrit, Marc Duchateau, Lily Rensonnet

Production: Théâtre de Liège and DC&J Création
Coproduction: Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne, R.B. Jérôme Bel, STAGES : Dramaten Stockholm, National Theater & Concert Hall Taipei, NTGent, Piccolo Teatro di Milano - Teatro d'Europa, Teatro Nacional D. Maria II, Théâtre de Liège, Lithuanian National Drama Theatre, Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb, Slovene National Theatre Maribor, Trafo, MC93 - Maison de la culture de Seine-Saint-Denis
Supported by Tax Shelter of the Federal Government of Belgium and Inver Tax Shelter
Co-funded by the European Union

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