THE GENERAL PUBLIC
After the second performance of each play, the actors and directors
will meet with the audience. These discussions will provide insight
into the creative process of each company and the issues explored
in the plays presented at the 4th edition of Théâtres
La Preuve and le Grand Cahier Thursday, May
9. Moderator: Lise Vaillancourt
Genesi, From the Museum of Sleep Friday, May 10. Moderator:
Endstation Amerika Tuesday, May 14. Moderator: Paul
Cul-de-sac Friday, May 17. Moderator: Paul Lefebvre.
TABLE ON THEATRICAL ADAPTATIONS
To adapt is to first choose and select. But perhaps adaptation is
also a form of writing, one that takes shape through the writing
of others. Hosted by moderator Wajdi Mouawad, this round table will
include Günther Lesage and Ryszard Turbiasz of the Flemish
collective De Onderneming, plus Frank Castorf and playwright Carl
Hegemann from Volksbühne, as well as Lorraine Pintal, Brigitte
Haentjens and Téo Spychalski.
Monday, May 13 from 12.00 to 2.00 PM at Café du Monument
National, 1182 St-Laurent Blvd. Free admission, please make your
reservation at 514-842-0704.
SCREENING AT THE GOETHE INSTITUTE
WORKSHOPS (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
Frank Castorf brought to the screen his theatrical adaptation of
Dostoyevskys Demons, the first part of his Capitalism
and Depression cycle. Under the directors iconoclastic
gaze, a group of late 19th-century Russian nihilists becomes a Mafia
gang in the 1960s who tear each other to pieces in evening dress
in a suburban bungalow. Castorf filmed with no special effects,
no lighting or added music, leaving pride of place to camera movement
and the actors performance. The French version of DÄMONEN
will be presented at the Goethe Institute at 418 Sherbrooke St.
Saturday, May 11 at 2 p.m. and Sunday, May 12 at 7 p.m. 2h55min.
FRANK CASTORFS PLAYS
Dostoyevskys The Insulted and Injured (transposed to
Berlin after the fall of the Wall), Sartres Dirty Hands
(placed in the context of the war in the former Yugoslavia) and
Anthony Burgess A Clockwork Orange are some of Frank
Castorfs most subversive theatrical adaptations. These videotapings
(in the original German language version) of works that have marked
Castorfs career at the Volksbühne are available for screening
at the Goethe Institute.
May 11 to 18. By appointment: (514) 499-0159.
The work of Romeo Castellucci leaves no one indifferent. Among the
most radical of contemporary creative artists, he and his associate
Chiara Guidi will meet with theatre professionals and performance
and visual artists. This will be a question-and-answer period to
learn more about the concerns and the radical aesthetics of the
Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio.
Friday, May 10 at 10 a.m. in the Salon rouge at Monument National.
Eschewing a formulaic and decorative approach
to theatre, DA DA KAMERA creates works that are constantly evolving.
Daniel Brooks and Daniel MacIvor will discuss their creative process
with a group of theatre students and professionals. The workshop
will take place in English.
Friday, May 17 at 11 a.m. at USINE C.