Marion Siéfert


  • Spy on Me #4
  • Net Art
  • Theatre
  • 2022/2023
  • German subtitles
  • English subtitles
  • French

_jeanne_dark_" is a performance that takes place on the stage of HAU2. One of the many perspectives of the performance can be followed live on Instagram at the same time.

The livestream will be available on Instagram between Sept. 22 and 24, starting at 7 p.m. each night. You can help shape the action by joining in the comments in the live chat.

In addition, you can dive into the life of the protagonist in advance and get more information about the performance. For that, too, go to the profile of "_jeanne_dark".

The Instagram livestream is in French. Comments can also be in English or German.

The character Jeanne is fictional.

“_ jeanne_dark_” is an Instagram performance par excellence – effectively filtered and highly entertaining. But the show by French director and author Marion Siéfert is also a strong piece of theatre: A hymn to self-promotion and onlooking, a reflexion on the dangers of social media’s hypernormative spaces. The performer Helena de Laurens embodies Jeanne, a rather conformist, seemingly harmless 16-year-old, who grows up in a thoroughly catholic home in a suburb of Orleans. She is not exactly popular and is frequently bullied. But as @_ jeanne_dark on Instagram, she begins to strike poses and to create her own characters. She plays and dances with her smartphone, settles outstanding scores, dresses up and tells stories. She cannot stop talking and is obviously having a ball.

The spectators can watch this metamorphosis on stage and on two video projections of the Instagram livestream – or as her followers on the platform itself. Right before our eyes, Jeanne fragments her personality into a thousand pieces – and reinvents herself bit by bit.


>>> Watch the Instagram livestream
To follow and comment on the livestream, you will need an Instagram account.

After the show on 23.9.: Artist talk / Moderation: Sophie Diesselhorst (Nachtkritik)



Concept, Direction, Text: Marion Siéfert / Aristic Cooperation, Choreography, Performance: Helena de Laurens / Artistic Cooperation: Matthieu Bareyre / Stage Design: Nadia Lauro / Lighting Design: Manon Lauriol / Sound: Johannes Van Bebber / Video: Antoine Briot / Baroque Harp: Babett Niclas / Costumes: Valentine Solé / Make-Up: Karin Westerlund / Vocal Training: Jean-Baptiste Veyret-Logerias / Technical Direction: Chloé Bouju / Video Direction: Jérémy Oury / Stage Management: Marine Brosse / Production management: Cécile Jeanson / Diffusion, administration (Ziferte Productions): Anne Pollock

Production: Ziferte Productions & La Commune, CDN d’Aubervilliers. Co-production: Théâtre Olympia – CDN 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, CDN 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. Thanks to: Zürcher Theater Spektakel for providing the announcement text by Anna Froelicher. With the kind support of Institut français and the French Ministry of Culture.