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Du 5 au 25 July
De 19h25 à 21h10

Rest on 11th and 18th juillet

La Patinoire (the Rink)

Présentation du spectacle Tribes

Beth and Christopher are two university scholars about to retire. Their three adult children come back to live at home. Billy, the youngest, is deaf. He learned lip-reading and oralism. He falls in love with Sylvia, born from deaf parents, who introduces him to the deaf community. Their love becomes an explosive pointer for this family trapped in its rules, biases and beliefs. Behind the mask of language, irony, fights as expressions of their love, lie many more sorrows. The family core, the tribe, as the prime location of violence and inequalities.

Présentation de l'auteure Nina Raine

An Oxford graduate, Nina Raine started her carreer as intern director at the Royal Court Theatre in London. Her first play – Rabbit, which she also directed – was a success and earned her many awards.
Tribes is a commission from the Royal Court Theatre and received the Offie award.
As a director, Nina Raine also staged Shades, as well as Jumpy. Her latest work is a staging of William Boyd’s Longing at Hampstead Theatre.

Présentation de la metteuse en scène Mélanie Leray

After the school of the TNB (Rennes), Mélanie Leray was a co-founder of the Théâtre des Lucioles where she was an actor and director until 2012, when she created her ow company: the Compagnie 2052.
She started directing at the Penitentiary Center for Women in

Photos du spectacle

©Ivan Verbizh

Du 5 au 25 July
De 19h25 à 21h10

Prix :
20.50€ - Tarif plein
14€ - Tarif off
9€ - Tarif pro
Metteur en scène :
Mélanie Leray
Distribution :

Translation: Theo Hakola with the help of Mélanie Leray
Artistic collaboration: Claire Ingrid Cottançeau
Direction assistant:Vincent Voisin
Video:Cyrille Leclercq
Lights:Christian Dubet
Sound:Jérôme leray
Set collaboration :David Bersanetti, Jean-Pierre Girault, Mélanie Leray
Stage manager:Tugdual Tremel
With : Leslie Bouchet, Luca Gelberg, Bernadette Le Saché, Anaïs Muller, Thomas Pasquelin, Jean-Philippe Vidal

Executive production Compagnie 2052
Coproduction MCB° Bourges ; MC2 : Grenoble ; Le Canal, théâtre du pays de Redon, scène conventionnée pour le théâtre.
The play is represented by Renauld & Richardson in French speaking countries in agreement with United Agents London.


La Patinoire (the Rink)
Accessible uniquement en navette
(départ 2 rue des écoles), France


Compagnie 2052
Contact ​Avignon (pro uniquement)
Martin Lorenté
+33 (0)6 31 51 53 48