“Tell me ten words to take care”, a francophone partnership dedicated to people welcomed in health care settings and health care workers. A time of exchanges and meetings through writing workshops and readings at the bedside led by two authors Dalila Boitaud and Stephan Weitzel and orchestrated by the Léa Company.


Of residences

The three French reference points, the Cité international des arts, the Francophonies-from scripture to stage in Limoges and the Chartreuse-Centre national des écritures du spectacle In 2022, Villeneuve-les-Avignon designed a new residency-pathway system dedicated to francophone authors. They chose to choose a theme that resonates with health care institutions and the general public: “Tell me ten words to take care”.

Writing workshops that create a link

“Tell me ten words to take care” aims to connect authors, patients and healthcare professionals. From January to February, workshops in artistic practice will be conducted by two French-speaking authors in different care establishments certified by the DRAC and the ARS of Île-de-France for the quality of their cultural policy: Dalila Boitaud and Stephan Weitzel. The opportunity to share around the ten words of the 2023 edition. The result of this exchange will be bedtime readings proposed by Compagnie Léa during the Semaine de la langue française et de la Francophonie. Several times of meeting and restitution are envisaged, at the Cité internationale des arts in Paris and at La Chartreuse in Villeneuve-lès-Avignon. This programme of residence opens this year in Occitania.
List of establishments:
Hôpital Bretonneau (Paris 18th): geriatrics - The Elan found (Paris 9e): health and medico-social structures in the field of mental health - Coubert Rehabilitation Centre (Coubert, Dpt 77): long adult stays after life “accidents” Clinique Fédération Santé des Etudiants de France (Varennes-Jarcy, Dpt 91): adolescent - ITEP Le Coteau (Vitry-sur-Seine, Dpt 94): young children, adolescent girls and autistic adolescents - EPS Ville-Evrard (Neuilly-sur-Marne, Dpt 93): psychiatric institution.

Francophone authors

This time of initiation and encounter will be animated by two French-speaking authors: Dalila Boitaud, French, and Stephan Weitzelof German origin, both winners of the 2022 Trame program.


Dalila Boitaud works with her Uz Company and Customs for fifteen years. She began her artistic career in Uzeste in 1999 with the artist Bernard Lubat. In 2000, she followed the formation of the Groupe Français d'Éducation Nouvelle (GFEN) and became a writing workshop facilitator. She was a member of the College of Street Arts for the Direction Générale de la Création Artistique (DGCA) between 2015 and 2017. She is a member of the jury Write for the street (SACD/ DGCA) in 2020.


Stephan Weitzelis a German French-speaking author.
After a first professional career in the visual arts for twenty-five years, he dedicated himself to writing. In his writings he attempts to study the loneliness of contemporary man and to reveal the traces that historical processes leave in individuals and societies. He is currently working on the last chapters of his first novel in French, a hollow portrait of urban society in Greater Paris. His residency at the Cité internationale des arts is an opportunity for him to get closer to writing theatre.

Tell me ten words to take care, a francophone partnership

An initiative to promote the French language and La Francophonie among the public (welcomed and personal) of health care institutions that have received the «Label Culture & Santé en Île-de-France» in complicity with the Regional Directorate for Cultural Affairs and theÎle-de-France Regional Health Agency, the ' Label Culture & Santé en Île-de-France », the Compagnie Léa, the three focal points of French-language creation from writing to the stage, the Chartreuse-Centre national des écritures du spectacle, the Cité international des arts, Les Francophonie - Writing on the Stage and the General Delegation for the French language and the languages of France.