Concept, direction, scenography Michel Schweizer
Teenagers talk to us about their lives, about the world and about us, adults, with terribly accurate words that cut or move. And by doing so, without cheating, they defy us: to finally learn to walk side by side in order to think about a common future.
There, face to face, they tell us: “I think you are afraid that we might think you are weak”, “You lack a lot of freedom, even if I am young, I watch you live”, “If you don’t listen to us, tell us. Don’t bother pretending.” The key words for the preteen fly like scuds. They have the stage and intend to etch their thoughts on it, their relation to rules and mainly how they see us. No need to resort to tricks to understand what is at stake. The bare stage that they invaded testifies of their joys, their sorrows, their sharp thoughts. It is a unique moment, extremely invigorating. Real and moving as life is.