performance video available 9-22 November
Watch Party & discussion on 14 November
It was in the month of March 2020 that the world as a whole and life as Iris knew it - totally changed. France went into lockdown.
A pandemic, which especially targeted elderly persons, was on the rampage.
People are confined to their homes. In nursing homes, residents are imprisoned in their rooms. Fear spreads, and streets become deserted.
In this theatrical piece, Iris Dupont is in solitary lock down, experiencing this new way of life as the days, weeks and months go by.
On the 1st May 2020, in 30610 Gard, France:
Madame Iris Dupont risks everything when she decides to escape and go outside.
THE ESCAPE OF IRIS DUPONT is a mask theatre piece created during COVID 19 lockdown.
Created and played by Freya Stang.
More information: www.simsalabimproductions.com
CREDITS The Escape of Iris Dupont
Original concept: Freya Stang
Director: Freya Stang
Cast (on and back stage): Freya Stang, Corinne Faucon, Rika Deryckere
Scenography: Rika Deryckere
Masks: Freya Stang
Seamstress / puppets: Francoise Schira
Sound design: Didier Peigle
Lighting: Didier Peigle
Filmed Theatre Show, 03 July 20, at the Galerie Vidourle, Sauve
Camera: Khaim Seligmann
Cast: Freya Stang
Film / Camera: Elisabeth Mazauric
Sound: Didier Peigle
Large Marionettes: Solenne Capmas
Photos: Elisabeth Mazauric
Thank you to the artists and all of those on the streets of Sauve 1st May 2020.
How Iris Dupont started her journey:
On the 1st May 2020 during COVID 19 lockdown in France, two friends Elisabeth Mazauric and Freya Stang made good use of their daily allowed 60 minutes exercise. Together, whilst social distancing from each other, they went on an adventure through their village. One wearing a protective mask and carrying a camera - the other bearing an expressive theatre mask of Iris Dupont and a walking stick.
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