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Ce qu’on attend de moi

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“A single audience member will be inserted into a scenario halfway between a nostalgic connection to their own life and a connection to a dream life, the one they would like to have.” Philippe Cyr

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Every evening, one audience member is selected to be the show’s central figure. A performance for non-actors, a human experiment about free will and collective conditioning, a hybrid work that enlists the codes of documentary and cinéma vérité.

As part of their ongoing reflection on absence and escape, Philippe Cyr and Gilles Poulin-Denis propose an extraordinary theatrical and social experience. An audience member chosen at random becomes the centre of a stage device that explores the workings of the imagination and the nature of humanity. The result of the two artists’ long creative process, inspired by the work of neurobiologist Henri Laborit, is a touching show with carefully crafted visual and musical elements—and of course every performance is unique.

*** 80 tickets only per performance! ***

... And let’s celebrate the World Theatre Day! Join us on Wednesday, March 27 at 12 a.m. for a lunch at La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins. Official messages will be shared by representatives from the theatre field. Free event, welcome to all! Please confirm your attendance at

Performance is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes with no intermission.

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  • Conceived and created by Philippe Cyr et Gilles Poulin-Denis
  • Cast One audience member
  • Set design Odile Gamache
  • Lighting design Cédric Delorme-Bouchard
  • Sound design Owen Belton
  • Director of photography Jérémie Battaglia
  • Production manager Clémence Doray
  • Technical director Wanderson Damaceno
  • Director of video technology Jordan Lloyd Watkins
  • Stage manager Charles-Philippe Laurier
  • Coproduction L’Homme allumette and 2PAR4
  • Hosted by NAC French Theatre and Théâtre du Trillium
  • In Appreciation Ce qu’on attend de moi by 2PAR4 and L’Homme allumette was created with the support of the Théâtre Aux Écuries // Part of this show premiered at the OFFTA 2017. 2PAR4 and L'Homme allumette were invited in residency at Usine C.