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.
la théorie du chaos
By Sarah-Jeanne Bélec
September 28 and 29, 2018 at 7:30PM
A young depressed woman decides to look for her Prince Charming… online. While she scours profiles to find her soulmate, her reflection attempts to shine a light on the situation. What is she hiding behind her mask — or rather, on the other side of the mirror?
jeanne d’arc, fantastique folle de dieu
By Kenneth Brown, translated by Pierrette Requier
December 14 and 15, 2018 at 7:30PM
Joan of Arc. Visionary, hearer of voices, soldier, martyr, enemy of the state. In this high-energy retelling of the story, Kenneth Brown (Cow-boy Poétré, La vie après l’hockey) explores the contradictions and the fascinating stories that surround the life of The Savior of France.
excerpt readings: la plume parlante
March 1 and 2, 2019 at 7:30PM
Come and hear excerpts of the works of La Plume parlante’s participants, L’UniThéâtre’s writing circle!