I remember how as teenagers, my friends and I wanted the same rights as adults; we craved the freedom that was being measured out to us in dribs and drabs. We wanted things to go fast: fall in love fast, change fast, grow up fast … Anne-Marie Ouellet
I CAN HEAR YOUR HEART BEATING IN MY EAR
An empty white space; bright light. We could be in a museum gallery, but the works on display here are teenagers and adults wearing headsets. Little by little they reveal themselves, through their tentative presence, through their disturbing or amusing statements. They talk about everything: themselves, their family, their future; they play Truth or Consequences, they exchange pieces of clothing. What’s real in all of this? The performance is different in every host city, depending on the local young people cast in the show. A meaningful and vibrant portrait of life captured in the moment.
Stay tuned for the casting call!
Impatience has played in Montreal, Mons (Belgium), and now Ottawa-Gatineau.
Young at Heart
Interview with Anne-Marie Ouellet
Why impatience? What does the title refer to? What does that word mean to you?
I remember how as teenagers, my friends and I wanted to have the same rights as adults. We were desperate to gain our independence, which was being measured out to us in dribs and drabs. We wanted everything to go faster: fall in love fast, change fast, grow up fast … To me, it’s about a strong life force, not always well channeled but extremely powerful. As a teenager, you want to live life to the full but you don’t always know how.
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EXTEND YOUR EVENING WITH DE PLAIN-PIED! (Free event)
Meet at 9 pm in the Azrieli Studio Foyer and follow the guide to various locations in the NAC on a walking tour on the theme of night and its possibilities. Open to all, this itinerary designed by five imaginative teenagers will immerse you in a nocturnal exploration, whatever your concept of the night: introspective, utopian, possessive, hazardous, festive, magic ... maybe all of the above? Welcome to De plain-pied 2018!
The members of the Creation Unit who designed this unique evening are: Maxime Cerat, Charlotte Demers, Fauve Desrochers, Frédéric Hamlet-Gagnon and Florence Simard.
Performance is approximately 60 minutes with no intermission.