The ninth edition of the biggest festival of contemporary theatre and dance in North America came to an end Thursday evening in an atmosphere of excitement at the FTA Quartier général in downtown Montreal. Over the 15 days of the event, from May 21 to June 4, 2015, the 44,604 festivalgoers were truly engaged by the 25 shows selected by Martin Faucher, who presented his first edition as artistic director of the Festival, sharing executive director duties with David Lavoie.
The incredible adventure of TOUT ARTAUD?! by Christian Lapointe ended at the Théâtre La Chapelle at 2:45 a.m. in the night of May 25-26 after 2 days, 19 hours and 45 minutes, with 2528 pages read for a total of 57 hours and 36 minutes of reading, 3 hours and 20minutes of sleep and 6 hours and 49 minutes of brief breaks.
The final phrase, taken from volume 11 and Artaud’s letter to Jean Paulhan written on January 10, 1945 from Rodez, was: "My heart goes out to you."