Antoine Laubin invites Axel Cornil, Thomas Depryck, and Jean-Marie Piemme to explore questions around the word Heimaten, the plural form of Heimat, or “homeland” in German. The four Belgian writers explore the different meanings of the word and use this opportunity to compare their backgrounds, calling on actors of various national origins to act scenes out. In Avignon, two Belgian actors play and dialogue with two German actors, shaking up the theme to observe it under different angles. What is our relationship to our origins? To what extent do our language and the places we grew up in determine our identity?
Conception and direction Antoine Laubin
Writing and dramaturgy Axel Cornil, Thomas Depryck, Antoine Laubin, Jean-Marie Piemme
Perfomance Lily Noël, Hervé Piron, Oliver Simon, Rika Weniger
Production De Facto
Co-production Staatstheater Braunschweig
With the support of Théâtre national de Bruxelles – Festival XS, SACD France, SACD Belgique
With the help of Merlan, scène nationale de Marseille