MAROTTE

Un idéologue collectionnait les théories, les notions, les

concepts, les avis qu’il conservait dans des bocaux de formol.

Il classait ses récipients par catégories :

Les idées lumineuses, les idées maîtresses, les idées mères, les

Idées préconçues, les idées reçues, les idées fixes et les idées

Derrière la tête.

Il aimait changer d’idées comme de chemise

Et il prenait plaisir à les combiner :

Un cliché, une allégorie, une vérité, une fantaisie.

Et dans ce monde des entités où notre idéologue était plongé, la

Réalité devenait peu crédible, voire inaudible.

Il caressait même l’idée de faire disparaître cette substance, cette

Matérialité.

Ainsi, le jeune métaphysicien aveuglé par tant de vérité, mourut

Dans la seule hypothèse d’avoir vécu.

©2017

Lorelei Zarifian

Lorelei is double trained as an operetta singer and a French literature teacher in Paris. She studied vocal technic in Paris and Modern Languages at Sorbonne University and Paris 8 University where she received her Masters degree. From 1995 to 1999 she wrote and played a poetic one-woman show in the old cabarets of Paris then from 2000-2005, she received a scholarship from the Gulbenkian Foundation and sang in France, Brazil and Italy with musicians from eleven countries united by the Foundation.

In 2003, she performed Mozart’s arias at Gaveau Hall in Paris with pianist François Dumont. In 2005, she played CUPID in the fairy-opera “Orpheus in the Underworld” by Jacques Offenbach in Trianon Theater. In 2008, she toured Armenia, singing French operettas with the Foundation Albert de Monaco. In 2009, she moved to New York City and performed Maurice Ravel songs at Steinway Hall and other venues for the Armenian Embassy. In 2011 she was in Costa Rica to sing French repertoire such as Edith Piaf, Charles Aznavour, Yves Montand’ and Benoit Menut’s songs.

Finally in 2014 she performed “The Vagina Monologues” a play by Eve Ensler at the Henegar Center. In 2018, she started to publish books on Amazon and had the luck to meet Monica Toro and Jenora Duprey at the Viera Studio For the Performing Arts who helped her staged her first play in English: EXCUSE MY FRENCH!