Three writing workshops based on three shows in the 2020-2021 programme of the Théâtre d'Auxerre: Pinocchio, Moby Dick and La Guerre de Troie (in less than two minutes!).
Three stories where universal legends, initiation tales and childhood tales that make up humanity intersect.
The "theme" of the writing workshop is always a "pretext" to write, to allow oneself this act which is both frightening and desirable. We let ourselves be immersed in it, we invent a point of view, we don't know where we are going, we find a path, we break down, we cling to a word, we leave again, we come across an expression, we follow it, we mix it with another... and the pretext becomes a text.
Each of these workshops will have its own particular construction, depending on the show, but they will all be based on the theories of the GFEN (Groupement Français d'Éducation Nouvelle) whose fundamental precepts are "All capable" and "It is with several that one learns alone".
All capable because the series of constraints that structure the workshop are so many guides that never leave anyone alone and helpless in front of their blank sheet of paper. They force us to get out of our habits of thought, and place us in a creative process. Because "Writing" is not an inspiration that comes from nowhere but is nourished, like any act of creation, by chance associations, randomness and rationality that the writing constraints bring out.
This writing is invented within the group, this "many" that becomes a resource for the "one".
And as it is in a theatre that this writing will take place, a moment will be devoted to the performance of one of the texts of each participant.