He assaulted me at 2:45
In June of 2013 Mitos 21 eoropean theatre network and some other european theatres were sent an invitation from Dramaten theatre of Stockholm to be a part of a workshop/meeting and a performance on the Main stage based on texts from Mercier’s book. Every contributor in the project would make a personal choice of sentences from the book. Each theatre was asked to perform the text in the theatre´s own language. The performances were joined together as one continuum and given once during the festival. The performance was live streamed to other theatres in Sweden.The participating theatres were: Det Kongelige Teater , Copenhagen; Schauspiel Frankfurt; Théâtre National de la Colline, Paris; Deutsches Theater, Berlin; Katona Jószef Színház, Budapest; Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus; Mozarteum ,Salzburg; Dimitria Festival, Thessaloniki; Dramaten, Stockholm
The performance took place on the 2th of June, at 19.30, at Stora scenen (Main Stage) of Dramaten Theatre.
“Jag blev slagen klockan fjorton och fyrtiofem”(“I was hit at fourteen fortyfive”) from Eléonore Merciers book Je suis complètement battue (I’ve been beaten all over). During 17 years the author Éléonore Mercier wrote down the first sentence in each telephone call she received, working at a helpdesk of an organization against domestic abuse and violence. The result is not a novel, not an essay, not a pamphlet, not a mere document, or perhaps all of that together. It is a text consisting of 1653 chosen sentences, a choir of voices, each one witnessing of assaults inside or outside marriage but also about shame, fear and love. Most, but not all the calls were from women – about twenty of them came from men.
The project was for one director and one actor. The greek partcipation was represended by Eleni Efthymiou (directing) and Vassiliki Troufakou (acting).
Direction: Eleni Efthymiou
Actress: Vassiliki Troufakou
Costumes-Props: Elisavet Antapassi
Dramaturg Collaboration: Anastasia Tzellou
Assistant Director: Christina Birbili-Karaleka
Production assistant: Kirki Karali
You can watch the whole video here.
The greek participation, directed by Eleni Efthymiou,
lasts from 14:28 to 23:28