Le partage © Illustration Pony

Le partage

Autofiction in 3D

2023-05-18 20:00 2023-05-20 21:15 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: Le partage

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/31895

In-person event

You could call it a striptease of the soul or, at least, a theatrical exposure. On stage alongside his luminous 3D avatar, actor, author and director Emmanuel Schwartz turns his skin—that of a meteorically successful, highly publicized artist—inside out to reveal the wounds, the cigarette burns and the abysses. A man’s skin riddled with holes and sinking fast.  The young prodigy’s fall is breath-taking, and yet you can see how it could happen: a crowd as vast...

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Azrieli Studio,1 Elgin Street,Ottawa,Canada
May 18 - 20, 2023
Le partage © Illustration Pony
© David Ospina
“Staging a striptease of the soul ”

Featured artists

  • Emmanuel Schwartz ©Maude Chauvin
    Written, directed and performed by Emmanuel Schwartz
  • In-person event
  • Français
  • ≈ 1 hour and 15 minutes · No intermission

You could call it a striptease of the soul or, at least, a theatrical exposure. On stage alongside his luminous 3D avatar, actor, author and director Emmanuel Schwartz turns his skin—that of a meteorically successful, highly publicized artist—inside out to reveal the wounds, the cigarette burns and the abysses. A man’s skin riddled with holes and sinking fast. 

The young prodigy’s fall is breath-taking, and yet you can see how it could happen: a crowd as vast as an ocean cheers and applauds, you pluck the stars from the sky, then your heart breaks, drugs, any drugs, to fill the cracks, sickening lies to loved ones, waking up in a plane, a limousine, a gala, an alleyway, you don’t know anymore, isolation, self-hatred, money burning a hole in your pocket. As in an anonymous addiction recovery group, we, the audience, are cast as witnesses and become part of the healing process. Will we grant this beautiful and ill-fated poet our absolution? 

This account of an out-of-control downward spiral is delivered in the form of a hair-raising tale, with an ingenious stage device of video projections for small comfort. The actor, a somnambulist and tightrope walker, inches forward without a net, one step at a time, along the vertiginous wire of autofiction. 

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
May 15
May 16
May 17
May 18
  • 8:00pm opening night
May 19
  • 8:00pm Discussion with the cast
May 20
  • 4:00pm matinee
May 21
Le partage © Illustration Pony
© David Ospina

Artists

  • Emmanuel Schwartz ©Maude Chauvin
    Written, directed and performed by Emmanuel Schwartz
  • Assistant director and dramaturg Alice Ronfard
  • Sets Camille Barrantes
  • Lighting Éric Champoux
  • Costumes Marie-Audrey Jacques
  • Video Design Jean-François Malouin
  • Video space and mapping VYV studio, Nicolas Pfeiffer
  • Sound François Thibault and Emmanuel Schwartz
  • Composition Cédric Dind-Lavoie
  • Assistant stage manager and technical director Émile Lafortune
  • Production director Margarita Herrera Dominguez
  • Produced by La Clairière, compagnie de création
  • Co-Produced by La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines and NAC French Theatre
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