© Leonor Fonseca

Trigger of Happiness

By: Ana Borralho & João Galante
Premiere: Le phénix scène nationale Valenciennes pôle européen de création (Vieux-Condé, France / 2017)

The definition of happiness varies from person to person. It can even be considered a state. A state of well-being and satisfaction. How can we be happy? And above all, how can we be happy in an unhappy society?

© Didier Crasnault

Ana Borralho and João Galante invite 12 young adults in each location. They are not actors and they’re between 18 and 23 years old. Sitting at the same table, with a gun in the middle, they play russian roulette and answer a list of questions about their loves, such as their concerns, their anxieties, their families, and their visions of the future. As words are released, life paths overlap, drawing a multicultural and explosive cartography of local youth.
A deadly game in search of happiness.


Concept and Artistic Direction: Ana Borralho & João Galante
Light Design: Thomas Walgrave
Sound: Coolgate, Pedro Augusto
Dramaturgical Collaboration: Fernando J. Ribeiro
Stage and rehearsal assistance: André Uerba, Antonia Buresi, Catarina Gonçalves, Cátia “Alface” Leitão e Tiago Gandra
Technical Direction: Gi Carvalho and Pedro Augusto
Performers: Local group of 12 young adults

Production Manager: Mónica Samões
Production and Touring: Andrea Sozzi
Executive Production: Joana Duarte
Co-producers: Maria Matos Teatro Municipal (Lisbon, Portugal), Jonk – ny internationell scenkonst för unga (Jönköping, Sweden), Nouveau Théâtre de Montreuil (CDN, France), Le phénix – scène nationale Valenciennes pôle européen de création (France) Le Boulon Centre National des Arts de la Rue de Vieux-Condé (France)
Support: Câmara Municipal de Lagos, Espaço Alkantara, LAC – Laboratório de Actividades Criativas, SIN Arts and Culture Centre (Budapest)



PRESENTATIONS:

1 – 2 MAR 2017
Le phénix scène nationale, Le Boulon Centre National des Arts de la Rue de Vieux-Condé
Festival Cabarét de Curiosités
Valenciennes, France

17 – 19 MAR 2017
Maria Matos Teatro Municipal
Lisbon, Portugal
With: Adriana Afonso Melo, Ana Rita Rocha Silva, Soraia Santos, Augusto Amado, Beatriz Pires, Daniela Casimiro, David Silva Andrade, Diogo Cadete, Eduardo Molina, Fábio Anunciação, Fernando Couto, Filipa Nascimento , João Moreira, Lídia Alves, Maria Matos, Mariana Sá Marques, Marina Leonardo, Melanie Marques, Nuno Violante, Rafaella Theodoro, Raquel de Lima, Beatriz Garrucho, Sara Jardim, Teresa Roxo e Vera Lagoa

2 – 3 APR 2017
Jonk – ny internationell scenkonst för unga
Jönköping, Sweden
With: Ellen Tollin, Emelie Andersson, Felix Martinsson, Joseph Sbynati, Julia Karlsson, Linn Vannemyr, Maja Asp, Malin Maukonen, Patricia Arion Sörinder, Rania Essam Abdulkhiek, Sebastian Helm e Wilma Sandberg

19 MAY 2017
Antiga Serração de Monchique
Festival Lavrar o Mar
Monchique, Portugal

26 MAY 2017
Auditório EB 2, 3 de Aljezur
Festival Lavrar o Mar
Aljezur, Portugal
With: Alexandre Gonçalves, André Cabrita, Bárbara Madeira, Beatriz Silva, Daniela Filipa, Diogo Águas, Diogo Baptista, Enzo Magnoli, Miguel Simões, Samuel Nunes e Sofia Santos

9 JUN 2017
Cine-Teatro Curvo Semedo
PT 17 (Portuguese Platform for Performing Arts)
Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal
With: Adriana Paixão, Ana Rita Barreiros, Bruno David, Diana Linguiça, Helena Caldeira, Joana Leonardo, João Carvalho, Mariana Ballardin, Rúben Jaulino e Stella Horta

8 – 9 SEP 2017
Short Theatre 12
Rome, Italy

14 SEP 2017
Cine-Teatro São Pedro
Festival Materiais Diversos
Alcanena, Portugal
With: Adriana Ermano, Ana Sofia Cunha, António Liberato, Beatriz Pereira, Cássia Feliciano, Cláudia Mateus, Cláudia Tomás, Daniela Justino, Jania Pardal, Melissa Rodrigues e Rafael Casimiro

22 SEP 2017
Terni Festival Internazionale della Creazione contemporânea
Terni, Italy
With: Francesca Covicchio, Andrea Rochi, Arianna Argenti, Chiara Notari, Ester Ceccaroli, Francesco Nikitta Barbarossa, Lucky Yere, Ludovico Ielo, Martina Salvucci, Maya Caston, Paoplo Leonardi, Rouguiatou Kante

13 – 14 OCT 2017
Festival Actoral 17
Marseille, France

8 – 16 FEB 2018
Nouveau Theatre de Montreuil – CDN,
Montreuil, France
With: Axel Sauvage, Camille Lizop, Eleonore Barrault, Eva Oriou, Haiyou Wang, Jonas Thierry, Léa Francois, Lila Michel- Engelhorn, Loïc Pichardie, Loubna Raigneau, Louise Arcangioli, Maëlle Maginot-Hardy, Marc Le Nestour, May Ameur-Zaimeche, Nathan Herin, Oriane Massini, Pauline Couturon, Pierre Lubuma, Sara-Angeline Madiba e Simon Royer

15 – 16 MAR 2018
Teatro Eliseo Nuoro
Sardegna Teatro
Nuoro, Sardegna, Italy

25 – 26 MAR 2018
Teatro Massimo
Sardegna Teatro
Cagliari, Sardegna, Italy
With: Alessandro Congiu, Alessio Rundeddu, Amedeo Podda , Beatrice Marci, Chiara Fois, Elena Pavone, Elisa Garippa, Martina Deligia, Michael Pintore, Bob Prospero, Simone Pilia, Teresa Castello

15th April 2018
Vooruit
Ghent, Belgium

20 – 21 APR 2018
Beursschouwburg
Brussels, Belgium
With: Adnane Lamarti, Ahmed Er Retili, Btissame Bourric, Farah Maakel, Farbod, Fathinejad, Kheshia Boutera, Louay Dabous, Luna Deshayes, Mathilde Lâm, Nouha Mhamdi, Sihame Haddioui

6 – 7 JUN 2018
Festival Latitudes Contemporaines
Lille, França