she always says
mom, I feel only half
and I tell her
you're not half
you're more than me
When Etouri gets rhinoplasty at the age of 21, she unexpectedly places a mirror in front of her mother Christine and grandmother Christa. What part of their roots and identity do they try to get rid of?
Métisse is a tragicomic performance about the existential issue of 'double-blooded children' since the 1960s. Both in Europe and Africa they were considered illegal citizens and frequently encountered incidents of intolerance and incomprehension. Perspectives of three women - the younger, the darker their skins - flow through one another. Hidden parts of history and contemporary society gradually come to surface.
WRITER & DIRECTOR Tom Dupont ACTORS Kapinga Gysel, Patricia Kargbo, Lucas Van der Vegt, Katelijne Verbeke MUSIC COACH Sam Gysel SCENOGRAPHER Geert Vandewalle COSTUMER Marij Debrabandere VIDEO MAKER Peter Monsaert LIGHT DESIGNER Maarten Thorrez SOUND DESIGNER Niels Vanherpe ARTISTIC SUPPORT Chokri Ben Chikha, Zouzou Ben Chikha, Jos Verbist DRAMATURGY INTERN Alice De Waele PRODUCTION Theater Antigone & Action Zoo Humain COPRODUCTION Perpodium PARTNER NTGent WITH SPECIAL THANKS TO Ann Van Vaerenberg WITH SUPPORT OF the Belgian Taxshelter & Cronos Invest, the Flemish Literature Fund