In Plato's Phaedrus, Socrates establishes a link between erotic madness and poetic madness. By calling the muses in the Jardin de la Vierge, we want to put this intuition to the test. Calling the Muse features a Poet suffering from writer's block, who calls on the Muses to improvise a poem right before the audience. But instead of the ancient divinities, an unlikely muse answers his call. Under her guidance (at times cajoling, at times threatening), a new voice emerges, leading the Poet towards unknown horizons.
Carita Abell is a queer artist of Afro-Caribbean descent. An intrepid warrior, she creates rituals which blend eroticism and shamanism, in which the body becomes a place of inversion and transformation.
First and foremost a musician, Vanasay Khamphommala trained as an actor and worked as a dramatist, actor, and performer, while working towards a PhD. He is also a singer.
Conception and interpretation Caritia Abell and
Artistic collaboration Théophile Dubus
Sound Gérald Kurdian
Costumes Juliette Seigneur
Production Compagnie Lapsus chevelü, Théâtre Olympia Centre dramatique national de Tours
Coproduction SACD, Festival d'Avignon