Photo by Charlotte Corman

Duration: 75 minutes
Performed in French (with English subtitles)
Tickets are free but must be reserved at
NOTE: A standby line will form starting 1 hour prior to curtain for each sold out show

In 2006, philosopher and journalist André Gorz, published “Letter to D.”, a confession to his wife Doreen Keir, when she was diagnosed with an incurable disease. In this publication, he tells their love story and relives their shared life of 58 years. A year later both André and Doreen were found dead in their bed.

This play is a counterpoint to Gorz’ confession that was made public. Transported to an evening in 2007 in the couple’s home the hour before they will commit suicide, we hear the story from her point of view. Doreen is an adaptation, a sort of theft, an attempt between reality and fiction, of the couple’s life and the beloved woman who we never got to know and who will die with him.




Written and Directed by David Geselson

Performed by Laure Mathis & David Geselson

Artistic Collaboration: Laure Mathis, Elios Noël & Jean-Pierre Baro

Stage Design: Lisa Navarro

Light Design: Jérémie Papin

Videos: Jérémie Scheidler

Sound Design: Loïc Leroux

Costume Design: Magali Murbach

Production and Tour Management: Noura Sairour

Production: Compagnie Lieux-Dits

Co-Production: Théâtre de Lorient – centre dramatique national ; Théâtre de la Bastille, Paris ; Théâtre Garonne – scène européenne, Toulouse ; Théâtre de Vanves.

With the support of DRAC Ile de France, CNT, Fonds de dotation Porosus, Spedidam Ile de France, Théâtre Ouvert – Centre national des dramaturgies contemporaines, La Chartreuse de Villeneuve-Lez-Avignon, Centre national des écritures du spectacle, IMEC Institut Mémoires de l’édition contemporaine, & Nouveau Théâtre de Montreuil – centre dramatique national.

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Presented By

  • Lewis Center for the Arts
  • Council of the Humanities
  • Cultural Services of the French Embassy
  • Institut Français
  • Department of French and Italian
  • L’Avant-Scène

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