Premiere in November 2008 at 104 Center of Art
Silence is based on the figure of Saint Francis and the book “God’s Pauper” by Nikos Kazantzakis. Our centre theme can be resumed in the following questions: “in the name of what do we live today? In the name of who, or of what do we make the choices that determine our life?” We question the contradictions between today’s values or beliefs and our personal drives.
Four actors/story-tellers alternate between being in the action and narrating the story; the story of a man before, while, and after his choice to change path in his life. Also, the impact of this choice to its surroundings.
“In the name of my father I will find a job in silence.
In the name of friendship I will use you in silence.
In the name of sex open, please, your legs in silence.
In the name of pleasure I will fuck you in silence.
In the name of entertainment I will watch TV in silence“.
Stage direction: Argyro Chioti | Dramaturgy: VASISTAS, Denis Forgeron | Translation: Sherry-Lee Richardson, Rosa Prodromou | On stage: Naima Carbajal, Efthimis Theou, Ariane Labed, Rosa Prodromou, Boris Kadin
Photos: Christos Kiriakogonas
Production: VASISTAS | 104 Center of Art and Letters, Athens | L’Eolienne, Marseille | Croatia (Dubrovnic, Split, Zadar) | Santorini (Boutari’s amphitheater) | Les Bernardines Theater, Marseille