BY MIRIAM CUSSON, ROBERT DICKSON, BRIGITTE HAENTJENS
May 1st: 8pm Mainstage
Direct from the March 2018 Premiere production at Le Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario, Pat the Dog Theatre Creation is thrilled to present a Fresh-Off-The-Pages development workshop of the English translation of Parmi Les Éclats.
A searingly beautiful work of feminine genius, Parmi Les Éclats asks how can you regain your sense of wellbeing, when he leaves and you lose sight of yourself. How can you put the pieces back together again, find your way through the chaos and deal with that loss daily? Based on Brigitte Haentjens’ poetic tale d’éclats de peines, Miriam Cusson seeks answers to those questions with the help of Robert Dickson’s poems, as well as the poet himself. Because sooner or later, we’ll have to figure out where we came from.
Translation by MIRIAM CUSSON. Translation dramaturgy by DANIEL AUBIN. Authors MIRIAM CUSSON, ROBERT DICKSON, BRIGITTE HAENTJENS // Director and Original Concept MIRIAM CUSSON
Original Production featured MIRIAM CUSSON, FRANCE HUOT, MANON ST-JULES and STÉPHANIE KYM TOUGAS.
assistant to the director and management SOPHIE DUCHARME // scenography PATRICK HARROP // screening RADHA CHADDAH // soundscape DANIEL BÉDARD // lighting IVAN PITRE // costumes MIRIAM CUSSON // artistic advisers GENEVIÈVE PINEAULT, MARIE-PIERRE PROULX, JOEL BEDDOWS, DENISE TRUAX.
Miriam Cusson is a director, actor, playwright and designer. She has founded or co-founded several local theatre companies, notably le Collectif FFF (2003‐05), les Productions Roches brûlées (2009‐14) and le Théâtre aux quatre vents (a community/university theatre company dedicated to exploration and emerging artists). Her multidisciplinary theatre productions include several repertoire adaptations, contemporary poetry as well as original work. A number of her works explore Sudbury and northern Ontario as a theme. These include Le Parcours littéraire (a travelling multi-site piece exploring 100 years of Franco-Sudburian literature), Sudbury Blues (presented at Montreal’s Festival international de la littérature) and Nowhere du Nord (created while artist-in-residence at the Musagetes Foundation). In 2017, Miriam was awarded the OAC’s prestigious John Hirsch award for directing. Miriam also teaches at Laurentian University, in their francophone Theatre program.