Alone on stage, Mani Soleymanlou tries to get back to his own beginnings, to the origins of his creative work. It all started when his father called to tell him about that night, years earlier, when he was taken by the Revolutionary Guards. This is the first step on the path Mani traces for us with his story. A story spanning three generations, from father to son; from Iran to Canada, from exile to adopted country.
Following his series of works from Un to Neuf, the writer and performer returns to ZÉRO, “sefr” in Arabic and Farsi. To the great void. In this profound monologue, he dissects the many facets of his identity and asks himself: are we what we’ve inherited or what we will pass on? An uninhibited and powerful show, that playfully questions coexistence, and resonates strongly with our time.
Production Orange Noyée, in collaboration with Le Théâtre français du CNA
Writer, Director, and Performer Mani Soleymanlou
Assistant Director and Stage Manager Jean Gaudreau
Lighting design Erwann Bernard
Sound design Larsen Lupin
Original music Albin de la Simone
Production Manager Catherine La Frenière
Technical Director Éric Le Brec'h
Production and creation support Xavier Inchauspé