Denis Germain, aka “Jean-Claude”, wrote sketches to “change the way we look” at Parkinson’s disease

Asked by France Parkinson, Denis Germain wrote sketches about the disease, which affects more than 270,000 people in France. The comedian and director talks about the “complexity” of the writing process and casting – not the actors – but the patients themselves!

Difficulty because what to do? “An actor playing a patient…it’s easy” Dennis Germain explains. “We can shake, we can say “Fair, not fair.” No, it’s them who play Parkinson’s patients.”
A “disadvantage” which – in the beginning – “A little stuck” The director in his writing process. But after a year of thinking, the sketches are well written and worth exploring This Saturday 13th April At the Sept Arpents cultural space in Saufelwaresheim.

Shocks, Haka, Tennis and Federer
…Dennis Germain “presses the cursor” to make people laugh – without making fun of Parkinson’s disease

Denis Germain…This is Jean-Claude. Every morning he is accompanied by Patricia Weller (aka Bernadette), together they give us their own – unique – perspective of Alsatian news every day. Denis Germain is hiding behind Jean-Claude.

The Alsatian, actor and director, was approached by the French Parkinson’s Association (which is World Day on April 11) to write a play about the disease.
but how to write without sketch “to attack” Mainly concerned? This was the director’s question – and concern. On the one hand in writing, but also in interpretation because Denis’s sketches are made by the patients themselves.
“I pressed the cursor” The director explains: *”These are the people who get the jitters, so I said to myself I might suggest they do the haka (*like the New Zealand rugby players). An overture as an invitation to self-deprecation : : “If they accepted it, I knew we would be able to do business and they would accept my humor.”,

Humor and sketches accepted to find and bring to Soffelweilersheim this Saturday, April 13, for an afternoon of self-deprecation, awareness “A Light Look” But Parkinson’s disease.

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