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Jojo le récidiviste
Joseph Danan
Jojo le récidiviste
photo:Paulo Nuno Silva
Actes du théâtre n° 64.[ imprimer ]


for age 7 and above

Jojo has made a habit of doing stupid things. He wants to speak. His mother slaps him. He stacks chairs. His mother slaps him. He batters fruit. His mother slaps him. He knocks vases over, he cuts the stems off flowers; he dirties, wrecks and burns anything there is to dirty, wreck or burn. The play is a finely tuned interplay between a provocative child and a mother who always snaps back. A text without words where the sound of the mother’s slap marks the end of each scene.

Why the Reading Committee Chose the Play: This is a fun, burlesque text made up entirely of stage directions. The language is expressive and full of rhythm and humour - a real comedy!

Author’s comments: “I wanted to pare down the spoken word (further than I’d ever done before) in an attempt to create a style based on gestures and movement from my own perspective as an author, in my own territory - text. And to base my style on gags.”

First performance at the Espace des Arts (Chalon-sur-Saône) directed by Joël Jouanneau and Delphine Lamand (Nov 2007). Translated into Portuguese by Isabel Lopes and performed at the São João National Theatre in Porto in October 2011 by the Teatro da Rainha company (directed by Paolo Calatré and Fernando Mora Ramos).

Characters : 1 women - 2 men -
Actes Sud - Papiers Collection Heyoka jeunesse - www.actes-sud.fr

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