© Matthieu Bareyre


Marion Siéfert

On Instagram, she is _jeanne_dark_, sixteen years old, Catholic family, embarrassed by her virginity. Using her phone, she speaks live. From the digital ashes emerge the paradoxes of a contemporary heroine.


On Instagram she is _jeanne_dark_: age 16, Catholic family, taunted for her virginity. One evening in a moment of solitude, stressed out, she uses her phone and goes online to vent her pain, the intimidation she is subjected to, the overbearing parents, the all-consuming rage and tears. It is a moment of release, of excoriation, of self-assertion. The audience follows her posts, commenting in real time on her cries and whispers. Jeanne Dark is alive, vibrant, living in the here and now. Welcome to The Maid of Orleans, version 3.0.

Brought to life by the grace and power of the actress Helena de Laurens, the writer and director Marion Siéfert has crafted a masterful performance. The clout of social media, the public display of intimate, private moments, a disquieting sexuality; but above all, the raw power of unfiltered speech and the inventive portrayal of her demons. The character, placed on the bonfire of social media, is transformed. From the digital ashes of a fragile young girl emerges a contemporary heroine.



Produced by Ziferte Productions + La Commune CDN d’Aubervilliers 
Conceived, written and directed by Marion Siéfert 
Artistic collaboration, choreography and performance Helena de Laurens 
Artistic collaboration Matthieu Bareyre 
Set Design Nadia Lauro 
Lighting Design Manon Lauriol 
Sound Design Johannes Van Bebber 
Video Antoine Briot 
Costumes Valentine Solé 
Make-up Karin Westerlund 
Voice Coach Jean-Baptiste Veyret-Logerias 
Baroque Harp Babett Niclas 
Stage Manager Chloé Bouju
Video Manager Jérémy Oury
Stage Manager Marine Brosse
Developement and support for Ziferte Productions Cécile Jeanson, Bureau Formart 
Set Construction Ateliers Nanterre-Amandiers Ivan Assaël + Jérôme Chrétien + Marie Maresca 

Coproduced by Théâtre Olympia – Centre Dramatique National de Tours + Théâtre National de Bretagne – Rennes + La Rose des vents – scène nationale de Villeneuve d’Ascq + Festival d’Automne à Paris + CNDC Angers + L’Empreinte – scène nationale Brive-Tulle + Centre Dramatique National d’Orléans + TANDEM-scène nationale Arras-Douai + Théâtre Nouvelle Génération – CDN de Lyon + Le Maillon-Strasbourg + Kunstencentrum Vooruit-Gand + Théâtre Sorano – Toulouse +Théâtre de Liège  
With the support of POROSUS, Fonds de dotation + M.A.C COSMETICS + DRAC Île-de-France funded by Région Île-de-France 
Residencies T2GCDN de Gennevilliers, La Ménagerie de verre within the frame of Studiolab 

Marion Siéfert is an associate artist at La Commune centre dramatique national d’Aubervilliers, at CNDC d’Angers and at Parvis – Scène Nationale de Tarbes-Pyrénées.

Presented by Hydro-Québec with the support of Institut Français + Service de coopération et d’action culturelle du Consulat Général de France à Québec 

Written by Diane Jean 
Translated by Neil Kroetsch


© Matthieu Bareyre

Marion Siéfert (Aubervilliers)

The writer, director and performer Marion Siéfert developed her first solo work, 2 ou 3 choses que je sais de vous, in connection with her doctoral program in Germany. It laid the foundations of what became her chief focus: an exploration of social media networks, a desire to put the spectator in a position of voyeur, a judicious use of screens. The play was presented at TU in Nantes, and also at the Théâtre de Vanves, the Gaîté Lyrique and other venues.

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