All birds
All birds

by Wajdi Mouawad

from 5 to 30 December 2018

from Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30 and on Sunday at 3.30pm — duration 4h

in german, english, arabic, hebrew subtitled in french 

Un chagrin ça attend patiemment son heure. Nous y sommes.

Wajdi Mouawad

All birds has its source in the encounter between a Quebec author of Lebanese origin living in France and a Jewish historian who contributed to the fame of a Muslim diplomat who was forcibly converted to Christianity and who enabled a whole continent to discover the vision that an African had of his native country. This is an encounter with the absolute idea of the Other. After questioning his responsibility and that of his fellow citizens in stories that portray the Lebanese civil war, Wajdi Mouawadtries, with All birds, to go beyond the red line he has always set himself, to write the pains of the enemy.

Dynamited by the violence of the world, the intimate story of Eitan, a young German scientist of Israeli origin confronted with a violent conflict with his father, shows how, in fratricidal struggles, no reality can dominate another. Every conflict conceals a labyrinth where the frightful monster of forgotten heritages goes.


text and direction Wajdi Mouawad
with Jalal Altawil, Jérémie Galiana, Victor de Oliveira, Leora Rivlin, Judith Rosmair, Darya Sheizaf, Rafael Tabor, Raphael Weinstock, Souheila Yacoub
assistant Valérie Nègre
dramaturgue Charlotte Farcet
artistic adviser François Ismert
historic adviser Natalie Zemon Davis
original music Eleni Karaindrou
set Emmanuel Clolus
lights Éric Champoux
sound Michel Maurer
costumes Emmanuelle Thomas
costumes assistant Isabelle Flosi
make-up and hairdressing Cécile Kretschmar
translation into Arabic Jalal Altawil
translation into English Linda Gaboriau
translation into German Uli Menke
translation into Hebrew Eli Bijaoui

Photo © Simon Gosselin
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production La Colline – national theatre


on tour

from 28 February to 10 March 2018 in Théâtre national Populaire, Villeurbanne


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