Festival Edingburgh A man standing

Belgian Play “A Man Standing” from Jean-Michel Van den Eeyden and Jean-Marc Mahy at Edingburgh International Festival (03 > 14/08)

United Kingdom of Belgium, now in Scotland !
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proudly presents
- A MAN STANDING -
Jean-Michel Van den Eeyden / Jean-Marc Mahy / Stephane Pirard

Jean-Marc Mahy entered prison at the age of seventeen. He spent nearly 20 years detained, three of them in solitary confinement. On stage with performer Stephane Pirard, Jean-Marc describes the imprisonment, humiliation, isolation and madness that was to come… A Man Standing is the true story of a man fighting for his life, an honest and passionate testimony made by Jean-Marc with the aim to stop other young men from following his path.A complex ode to hope and courage that drives us to remain standing, against all odds.
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 PRESS 

A bold and powerful play..It’s not an easy thing to do, since its all secret. Solitary is what we in the US call a “black site”. It is a hidden world. No amount of monologue, or phony recreations will do the trick of breaking it into open view. This is different. Finally a taste of the real thing.

James Ridgeway, solitarywatch.com

If I have any criticism, it is the account is too short. I wanted to know a lot more about this man and his journey. But for all that, it is a dramatic, highly charged tale, well told .

Eric Allison, The Guardian’s prisons correspondent 

Book now !
 ABOUT…  Where ? 
Summerhall (Old Lab)
1 Summerhall
Edinburgh - EH9 1PL
When? 
Exclusive preview  3rd August, 17:25
Show  from the 5th untill 14th August, 17:25
Contact
Summerhall +44 (0)131 560 1580 / www.edfringe.com
Box Office Enquiries: +44 (0)131 560 1581
Email Enquiries:  
info@summerhall.co.ukPromoters / booking (UK) :
Sarah de Ganck / 
sarah@arthappens.be / +32 (0)496 26 08 32

Conception, direction & text Jean-Michel Van den Eeyden, based on the true story of Jean-Marc Mahy | WithJean-Marc Mahy and Stéphane Pirard | Assistant Nicolas Mispelaere | Lights Christian François l Video Kurt D’Haeseleer | Sound creation Nicolas Mispelaere | Stage management Christian François | Scenography Jean-Luc Moerman | Scenery Jean-Luc Moerman et Olivier Donnet | Graphics/scenery Luciana Santin Poletto |Psychological support Françoise Derot I Translation Philip Crispin l Booking (UK) Sarah de Ganck / Art Happens I Photos 1 © Luciana Poletto / 2 © Leslie Artamonow I Production L’ANCRE (Charleroi) | CoproductionThéâtre National/Bruxelles, Maison de la Culture Tournai | Support La Cité, Maison de Théâtre & Compagnie (Marseille) | Thanks to GSARA, B.P.S.22., Théâtre de la Guimbarde. 

 A Man Standing” is featured in the “Ready to Rumble” Belgian Focus 

A Man Standing wouldn’t have make it this far without and the precious help of Catherine Claes and Valérie Regout, the trust of privates sponsors, and the initiative of the agency Wallonia-Brussels Theatre/Dance with the support of Wallonia-Brussels International and the Walloon Agency,

 

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Prison activist and editor. Currently preparing a book on the introduction of maximum security prisons in Belgium and Europe, including the practice of solitary confinement. In 2008, Luk started the Belgian Prisoners' Family & Friends Association. (http://familiesfriendsassociation.blogspot.be/ In 2009, with Farida Aarrass he launched the Campaign Free Ali Aarrass (www.freeali.eu ). In 2012 he organised the Committee of the Families of European detainees in Morocco (http://prisonnierseuropeensaumaroc.blogspot.be/). Luk Vervaet is the author of « Le making-of d'Anders B. Breivik » (Egalité=Editions, 2012), « Nizar Trabelsi : Guantanamo chez nous ? (Editions Antidote, 2014). He is co-author of « Kim et Ken, mes enfants disparus » (Editions Luc Pire, 2006), « Condamnés à la prison? Ecrits sur un monde caché » (Revue Contradictions, 2008) et « L'affaire Luk Vervaet : écrits sur un interdit professionnel » (Revue Contradictions, 2011). Contributions : « Etats généraux sur les conditions carcérales en Europe : La condition pénitentiaire, regards belges, français et européens"» (2010, éditions MGER) ; « The violence of incarceration: a response from mainland Europe »(2010, Race & Class) ; « Gevangenissen: spiegel van onze samenleving » (2013, MO Mondiaal Nieuws) Publishing house : www.antidote.be


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