|Place: Brest (France)
Date: May 2012
Time: One week
Space: Urban void
Public actors: City of Brest
Private actors: Vivre la Rue, Collectif ETC
In May 2012 the association “Vivre la Rue” invited Collectif ETC to rehabilitate the ruins of a house in Saint Malo street, the oldest street in Brest which survived the bombs of World War II. The association organizes every year initiative giving life to Saint Malo with cultural workshops and temporary gardens.
The empty space number 11 was converted into a theatre by Collectif ETC. A wooden footbridge is used as a balcony, placed between two windows and overlooking the stage and the street (in speech occasions); pallets are the foundation for the wooden deck stage; a projection screen has been taken from an old cinema; behind the house a small room has been converted into a cloakroom and all the old chairs used as theatre seats have been red-painted. The balcony out of the windows highligths the presence of the theatre from the street.