Julie Le Breton and Maude Laurendeau in 'Rose et la machine'. Set Design: Patrice Charbonneau-Brunelle, Costumes: Estelle Charron, Lighting: Julie Bass © Maxime Côté
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Maude Laurendeau and Julie Le Breton in 'Rose et la machine'. Set Design: Patrice Charbonneau-Brunelle, Costumes: Estelle Charron, Lighting: Julie Bass © Maxime Côté
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Maude Laurendeau and Julie Le Breton in 'Rose et la machine'. Set Design: Patrice Charbonneau-Brunelle, Costumes: Estelle Charron, Lighting: Julie Bass © Maxime Côté
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Maude Laurendeau in 'Rose et la machine'. Set Design: Patrice Charbonneau-Brunelle, Costumes: Estelle Charron, Lighting: Julie Bass © Maxime Côté
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Maude Laurendeau and Julie Le Breton in 'Rose et la machine'. Set Design: Patrice Charbonneau-Brunelle, Costumes: Estelle Charron, Lighting: Julie Bass © Maxime Côté
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Maude Laurendeau in 'Rose et la machine'. Set Design: Patrice Charbonneau-Brunelle, Costumes: Estelle Charron, Lighting: Julie Bass © Maxime Côté
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Julie Le Breton and Maude Laurendeau in 'Rose et la machine'. Set Design: Patrice Charbonneau-Brunelle, Costumes: Estelle Charron, Lighting: Julie Bass © Maxime Côté
Family programming Theatre Drama
  • In-person event

  • English
  • Ages 14+

  • Approx. 1 hour  and  45 minutes
Performance options Start time Language Availability
Thursday, May 2, 2024 11:00 am English Seats available

“Rose in the Machine is extremely touching.”

Jeu revue du théâtre

An NAC English Theatre/NAC French Theatre presentation of the Porte Parole production

Inspired by the writer’s own life experience, Rose in the Machine is the heartfelt and intimate journey of a mother seeking to understand her daughter’s autism, offering a compassionate window into the polychromatic shades of experience for families with neurodiverse children in Quebec. 

In navigating the many obstacles thrown in her path by our healthcare and education systems, Rose's mother breaks through pervasive barriers to arrive at an enlightened epiphany, and ultimately, hope for the future.

At once intimate and epic, introspective and outward-looking, this award-winning play critiques the opacity of our social systems while rendering transparent the multi-hued world of the neurodiverse.

The French language version of the play, Rose et la machine, will be presented by NAC French Theatre from April 25-27, 2024. 

Artists

  • Original story and text by Maude Laurendeau
  • Translated by Annabel Soutar
  • edith-patenaude
    Directed by Édith Patenaude
  • Original story and text by Maude Laurendeau
  • Translated by Annabel Soutar
  • Directed by Édith Patenaude
  • Featuring Natalie Tannous, Julie Trépanier
  • Documentary Dramaturgy by Annabel Soutar
  • Assistant to the Director Caroline Boucher-Boudreau
  • Set Designer Patrice Charbonneau-Brunelle
  • Assistant Set Designer Margot Lacoste
  • Costume Designer Estelle Charron
  • Lighting Designer Julie Basse
  • Sound Designer Frédéric Auger

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