Jogging at Théâtre Silvia Monfort

With Hanane Hajj Ali
Jogging at Théâtre Silvia Monfort with Hanane Hajj Ali
Théâtre Silvia Monfort

Until May 25, 2024

Other languages with surtitles


Théâtre Silvia Monfort
106 rue Brancion, 75015 Paris
Capacity 456 seats


1 h 25 min

No intermission


One-man show

Recommended for ages 15 and up

In Arabic with English and French surtitles


In Jogging, playwright Hanane Hajj Ali presents the stories of four women from the Arab world in a powerful ode against prejudice and stereotypes.


Hanane delves into the politics and imagery of her native country, Lebanon, through her daily jogging routine and the figure of Medea. She gets on stage wearing black, stretches and prepares herself in front of the audience. Then, she becomes one with Medea. The ancient figure against the contemporary one, the one who killed her children and the one who sacrifices them in wars in the Middle East.


Both humorous and dark, Hanane Hajj Ali draws inspiration from her life as a woman, a mother, an actress, and a citizen. She runs everyday through the streets of Beirut to ward off stress and depression. Little by little, her daily jog become a journey into the depths of her dreams, her deepest fears, and her homeland. A powerful, tender and intimate show.


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Théâtre Silvia Monfort

106 rue Brancion, 75015 Paris

History and Fun Facts about the Théâtre Silvia Monfort

But who was this famous Silvia Monfort, after whom a theatre was named?

Not surprisingly, she was a great French actress who was born in Paris in 1923 and died in 1991. She was a member of the French Resistance, an actress, a novelist, a director and a theatre director. Silvia Monfort was one of the greatest interpreters of Racine's Phèdre.


The theatre that bears her name, the Théâtre Silvia Monfort, built in the heart of Georges Brassens Park, is now a genuine cultural venue with a rich and varied programme, resolutely oriented towards new authors and theatrical forms. Fans of both French and international theatre come here to discover directorial nuggets, visual shows and plays created by companies from all over the world. Added to this are the two plus points of the Théâtre Silvia Monfort, which on sunny days make it a place not to be missed: its green terrace and cosy bar, a real meeting place like no other in Paris.


Originally set up in the Marais under the name Carré Thorigny, the Théâtre Silvia Monfort as we know it today moved into the former abattoirs of Vaugirard in 1979. The current buildings were inaugurated in 1992. Discover this venue dedicated to contemporary creation and discovery, with a varied programme focusing on the diversity of genres and cultures. A theatre open to the world for the curious.


Fast Facts:
Capacity: 456
Handicap accessible: Yes, please contact us after booking at so we can inform the theatre and provide the best possible welcome for you.
Air conditioning: No
Heating: Yes
Coat check: No


How do I get to Théâtre Silvia Monfort in the 16th arrondissement of Paris?

The Théâtre Silvia Monfort is accessible by:
Metro: Line 13 (station Porte de Vanves), line 12 (station Convention)
Address: 106 rue Brancion, 75015 Paris
In case of difficulty, our hotline can be reached during our business hours. Please see the footer of this page for our contact details.

What do I do when I get to Théâtre Silvia Monfort?

We recommend that you arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of Jogging. Show your ticket at reception and the staff of Théâtre Silvia Monfort will guide you to your seats.
Ushers do not accept tips.
In the event of a slight delay, spectators will be allowed entrance to the theatre.

How long does the show Jogging, last?

The visual show Jogging at Théâtre Silvia Monfort lasts approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes, with no intermission.

It says that this show is not recommended for children under 15. What does that mean?

The show is not recommended for under 15 years old, as some of the content may shock the youngest audiences.

Is Jogging for an international audience or French speakers?

For both! Jogging is played in Arabic with French and English surtitles.

Can I choose my seat when booking?

It is not possible to choose your seat when booking a ticket for Jogging as seating is free in the venue. We recommend that you arrive early to ensure that you have a choice of seats. What's more, the theatre has a lovely green terrace where you can enjoy a drink and a chat before and after the show. A rarity in Paris!

Is there a dress code at Théâtre Silvia Monfort?

There is no specific dress code at Théâtre Silvia Monfort, but proper attire is appreciated. Many Parisians will arrive directly from work, dressed in business casual or chic attire.

Is it possible to eat and/or have a drink at the Théâtre Silvia Monfort?

Théâtre Silvia Monfort has a bar that serves snacks and drinks making it an ideal place to enjoy a pre-show get together on their pleasant green terrace.