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 professional 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. À voix haute is presented as a part of pARTé (November 8th 2019, December 6th 2019, and March 6th 2020).
À vendre by Émanuel Dubbeldam - Presented as a part of the 2nd pARTé, in partnership with the Alberta Queer Calendar Project, November 8th 2019.
The Gilbert family knows how to choose their words carefully. But after 30 years of saying everything without saying anything, they are faced with one question that they have been avoiding for a long time: how do you mourn someone who is still alive?
L’entrée du paradis by Malaika Ogandaga - Presented as a part of the 3rd pARTé December 6th 2019.
L’entrée du paradis tells the story of Nandi, Tonda and Pemba, three friends connected by a troubled past that comes back to haunt them when Pemba, who has been away for 15 years returns to her hometown of Moanda. What follows is a power struggle, a search for identity that pushes the three young women to examine their condition as women in this crippling society.
À voix haute #3: Excerpts from the participants of La plume parlante.