Trilogy of secrets
And why do I have to speak like you?

[And why do I have to speak like you ?]


a show by and with Anouk Grinberg and Nicolas Repac

from 22 April to 17 May 2020 - Small Theater

Wednesdays at 8pm 

duration 1h20

The complete Trilogy is performed on Saturdays and Sundays at 4pm

Accompanied by musician Nicolas Repac, Anouk Grinberg embraces the words of women and men closed up in psychiatric hospitals. While they were interned, these people wrote letters, texts, songs, words of hope, love, confession, reproach, misunderstanding and hopeless dreams.

These “outsider art” texts are authentic songs of life. The voices of these overlooked authors resonate on stage alongside poets such as Henri Michaux or Emily Dickinson through the combined voice and music of an actress and a musician: powerful cries of raw poetry.

artistic team

a show by and with Anouk Grinberg and Nicolas Repac

texts by Ingeborg Bachmann, Aloïse Corbaz, Samuel Daiber, Emily Dickinson, Odysséas Elytis, Jego Hestz, Joseph Heu, Jacqueline, Aimable Jayet, Laure, Henri Michaux, Lotte Morin, Jules Pages, Marguerite de Pillonel, Justine Python, Jeanne Tripier, Adolf Wölfli

adaptation Anouk Grinberg

directed by Anouk Grinberg and Kên Higelin

music Nicolas Repac

lighting Joël Hourbeigt

Photo © Emma Pick
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RB|D Productions

creation by Les Visiteurs du soir


Le Train Théâtre – Scène conventionnée de Portes-lès-Valence, Le Liberté – Scène nationale de Toulon

with the support of

a Collection de l’Art Brut de Lausanne, Michel Thévoz, Christian Berst


media partners of the show

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