Creative Residency

Cyclorama

Written and Directed by Laurence Dauphinais
Co-production with Centre du Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui

A new play that explores Montreal’s distinct French and English theatre histories in collaboration with Centre du Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui.

Cyclorama is a project that I am so passionate about. It’s a bold look at Montreal’s two solitudes through a wild theatrical lens … as revolutionary at this moment as Balconville was in 1979! It’s inspiring to partner with [Artistic Director] Sylvain Belanger and the [Centre du] Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui team in the creation of this important new work. This exciting project maps out the separate paths that led us here, but more importantly it points to a new, more integrated and inclusive future for culture in Montreal.
- Eda Holmes, Centaur Theatre Artistic & Executive Director

More Info

The documentary co-production was originally scheduled to open both Centaur Theatre and the Centre du Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui theatre seasons this month but has been postponed until the fall of 2021. The unexpected additional time and formation of the residency allows the creative team to delve more deeply into Montreal’s fascinating bifurcated theatre scene.

Cast

Alexandre Cadieux
Laurence Dauphinais
Erin Hurley
Antoine Yared

About the Playwright

Laurence Dauphinais, a French-speaking Quebec theatre maker, works regularly with Francophone and Anglophone artists and asks herself why these two communities seem to ignore each other. With the help of collaborators on both sides of the language barrier, following a meticulous research protocol, Laurence delves into the history of Montreal theatre and its audiences, to take spectators on an unprecedented journey through the city, time and space.

Creative Team

History Consultants: Alexandre Cadieux and Erin Hurley
Assistant Director and Stage Manager: Charlie Cohen
Set Design: Robin Brazill
Costume Design: Cynthia St-Gelais
Lighting Design: Chantal Labonté
Original Music: Navet Confit
Sound Design: Jean Gaudreau
Video Conception: Allison Moore
Video Integration: Pierre Laniel
Dramaturg: Cristina Cugliandro
Dramaturgy Consultant: Camille Trudel
Make-up and Hair: Sylvie Rolland-Provost
History Research Intern: Alexis Paquette-Lacasse

Co-Production with