TRANS (més enllà)

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The 2018 archive

Didier Ruiz

Paris -Barcelone / Created in 2018

A show which aims to free the discourse about gender and bear witness to its human, personal, and political complexity.

TRANS (més enllà) © Christophe Raynaud de Lage


Clara, Sandra, Leyre, Raül, Ian, Dany, and Neus come onstage and introduce themselves as they are: men and women, long identified with one gender or another, in a body that feels like a prison. And when they finally escape it, the world refuses to recognise their true form. Violence, the streets, the institutions, workplace harassment, their family's refusal to understand, they've known all that... Starting in Barcelona, where they're from and where Didier Ruiz met them for the first time, they tell their stories. Struggle after struggle, it becomes unclear whether what matters is the journey or the destination. “Meeting them forced me to look up,” Didier Ruiz remembers, he who so often over the past twenty years has given voice to people one rarely hears from in theatres (factory workers, old people, prisoners...). Didier Ruiz describes TRANS (més enllà) as both creation and denunciation, to change “an intolerant society which no longer talks about love.” The second half of a diptych about those we don't see, this new opus is an attempt, through the question of gender, to better understand the complexity of humanity, at once personal and political.


With Neus Asencio Vicente, Clara Palau i Canals, Daniel Ranieri del Hoyo, Raúl Roca Baujardon, Ian de la Rosa, Sandra Soro Mateos, Leyre Tarrason Corominas
Mise en scène Didier Ruiz

Artistic collaboration Tomeo Vergés
Stage design Emmanuelle Debeusscher
Lights Maurice Fouilhé
Music Adrien Cordier
Visual animation élèves des Gobelins l'école de l'image
Assistant direction Monica Bófill


Production La compagnie des Hommes
Coproduction Teatre Lliure (Barcelone), Châteauvallon Scène nationale, Le Channel Scène nationale de Calais, Arpajon – La Norville – Saint-Germain-lès-Arpajon, Festival d'Avignon, Fontenay-en-Scènes, Le Grand T théâtre de Loire-Atlantique, Théâtre de Chevilly-Larue, Théâtre de l'Agora Scène nationale évry Essonne, La Filature Scène nationale de Mulhouse et pour le surtitrage multilingue : Théâtre de Choisy-le-Roi Scène conventionnée – Panthea
With the support of  Institut français, Fondation Un monde par tous, sous l'égide de la Fondation de France et pour la 72e édition du Festival d'Avignon : Adami

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