À Voix haute
À Voix haute: staged public readings
À VOIX HAUTE
staged public readings
A public reading of a play is often a very important early step in the development of that given play. The plays selected for À Voix haute have all been selected with the intention of including them in future seasons.
A public reading is often the first opportunity for a playwright to hear the play spoken aloud by professionnal actors in front of an audience. With no set or choreography, the writer must be particularly attentive to how the play sounds — the words, the dialogue, and the characters.
Each À Voix haute event is followed by a talk-back session with the playwright and the actors and moderated by the director. The talk-back becomes another useful tool for the author and the play’s development.