Join us for a live Zoom conversation with director Marion Siéfert and collaborator Mathieu Bareyre, moderated by Madeleine Planeix-Crocker, following the online presentation of the “Film Documenting the Creative Process Behind Du sale! (Real shit!).”

Be sure to watch the film about Du sale! (Real shit!) prior to the conversation.

The conversation will be in French. The virtual event is free and open to the public.


The live conversation on Zoom will be presented live at 4 PM (EDT). Advance registration required; registered guests will receive a Zoom invitation by email the day of the conversation.

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If you are in need of access accommodations in order to participate in this event, please contact the Lewis Center at 609-258-5262 or email at least 2 weeks in advance of the event date.



marion with brown hair in top knot wearing white tee and black bomber jacket

Photo by Renaud Monfourny

Born in 1987, MARION SIÉFERT is a French writer, director and performer. Her work blends several artistic disciplines and theories and expresses itself through a variety of genres that include theatre, film and literature. She developed her first solo work 2 ou 3 choses que je sais de vous in 2018 in connection with her doctorate programme at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies at the University of Giessen, leading to a series of invitations by a number of French theatres and festivals. The documentary films Nocturnes and L’époque resulted from a collaboration between Marion Siéfert and director Mattieu Bareyre; moreover, she participated in works of different groups and artists, such as L’Accord Sensible, Séverine Chavrier, Joris Lacoste and Rimini Protokoll as translator, dramaturg or assistant director. She performed for the group La Fleur (Monika Gintersdorfer and Franck Edmund Yao) in Die selbsternannte Aristokratie, a production that was also shown by Wiener Festwochen in 2017. This was followed in 2018 by the piece Le Grand sommeil, which was invited to Festival d’Automne à Paris. Since 2017, Marion Siéfert has been artiste associée of the Centre Dramatique National (CDN) La Commune – Aubervilliers, where Du sale!, her third work as director, premiered in 2019.


Matthieu wearing backpack and sound gear on grassy rocky hillside

Photo by Ayoko Folly

MATHIEU BAREYRE is a film director. His first short film was a documentary, Noctures (2015), and was selected at the Cinema du Reel and Rencontre europeennes du moyen metrage de Brive festivals. His other films include Young and Alive and L’époque.




Madeleine in profile with brown hair black turtleneckMADELEINE PLANEIX-CROCKER is a French-American researcher and curator, currently based in Paris. In 2018, she founded the “Warm Up Sessions”, a performance series at Lafayette Anticipations in Paris that has welcomed guest artists such as Maguy Marin, La Ribot, Mette Ingvartsen, Bolewa Sabourin, and Jean-Biche. Madeleine is currently a PhD candidate at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), studying instances of community-based performances programmed in French cultural institutions. Her research and curatorial practices are greatly informed by a lifelong practice of dance and theatre, and her political activism promoting intersectional feminisms. Madeleine received her BA from Princeton University, followed by a first master’s degree from HEC Paris in arts management, and a second master’s from the EHESS where she conducted an action-based research project on feminist performances and “safe spaces”, in partnership with Women Safe non-profit. Her comparative cultural policy analyses appear in the publications of the Ministère de la culture and the Forum d’Avignon. She has also taught at Sciences Po Paris.

TRAILER for Du Sale!

Presented By

  • Lewis Center for the Arts
  • Department of Comparative Literature
  • Cultural Services of the French Embassy
  • Institut Français
  • Department of Art and Archaeology
  • Humanities Council
  • Center for French Studies
  • Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society
  • French American Cultural Exchange Foundation
  • Department of French and Italian
  • L’Avant-Scène
  • Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies