Julie Le Breton and Maude Laurendeau in 'Rose et la machine'. Set Design: Patrice Charbonneau-Brunelle, Costumes: Estelle Charron, Lighting: Julie Bass © Maxime Côté

Rose in the Machine

100% cathartic documentary play

2024-05-01 19:30 2024-05-04 21:30 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: Rose in the Machine

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/33676

In-person event

English-language premiere 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...

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Babs Asper Theatre,1 Elgin Street,Ottawa,Canada
May 1 - 4, 2024

May 2024

  1. May 1 2024
    Wednesday

    7:30pm

  2. May 2 2024
    Thursday

    7:30pm

  3. May 3 2024
    Friday

    7:30pm

  4. May 4 2024
    Saturday

    2:00pm

    7:30pm

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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
Maude Laurendeau and Julie Le Breton in 'Rose et la machine'. Set Design: Patrice Charbonneau-Brunelle, Costumes: Estelle Charron, Lighting: Julie Bass © Maxime Côté
Maude Laurendeau and Julie Le Breton in 'Rose et la machine'. Set Design: Patrice Charbonneau-Brunelle, Costumes: Estelle Charron, Lighting: Julie Bass © Maxime Côté
Maude Laurendeau in 'Rose et la machine'. Set Design: Patrice Charbonneau-Brunelle, Costumes: Estelle Charron, Lighting: Julie Bass © Maxime Côté
Maude Laurendeau and Julie Le Breton in 'Rose et la machine'. Set Design: Patrice Charbonneau-Brunelle, Costumes: Estelle Charron, Lighting: Julie Bass © Maxime Côté
Maude Laurendeau in 'Rose et la machine'. Set Design: Patrice Charbonneau-Brunelle, Costumes: Estelle Charron, Lighting: Julie Bass © Maxime Côté
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
“Rose in the Machine is extremely touching.” Jeu revue du théâtre
  • In-person event
  • English
  • Ages 14+
  • ≈ 1 hour and 55 minutes · No intermission
  • Flashing lights
  • Loud noises
Maude Laurendeau and Julie Le Breton in 'Rose et la machine'. Set Design: Patrice Charbonneau-Brunelle, Costumes: Estelle Charron, Lighting: Julie Bass © Maxime Côté
Maude Laurendeau and Julie Le Breton in 'Rose et la machine'. Set Design: Patrice Charbonneau-Brunelle, Costumes: Estelle Charron, Lighting: Julie Bass © Maxime Côté
Maude Laurendeau in 'Rose et la machine'. Set Design: Patrice Charbonneau-Brunelle, Costumes: Estelle Charron, Lighting: Julie Bass © Maxime Côté
Maude Laurendeau and Julie Le Breton in 'Rose et la machine'. Set Design: Patrice Charbonneau-Brunelle, Costumes: Estelle Charron, Lighting: Julie Bass © Maxime Côté
Maude Laurendeau in 'Rose et la machine'. Set Design: Patrice Charbonneau-Brunelle, Costumes: Estelle Charron, Lighting: Julie Bass © Maxime Côté
Julie Le Breton and Maude Laurendeau in 'Rose et la machine'. Set Design: Patrice Charbonneau-Brunelle, Costumes: Estelle Charron, Lighting: Julie Bass © Maxime Côté
NAC English Theatre Presentation

English-language premiere

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.
 

Are you a parent or caregiver of a young person on the autism spectrum? On Saturday May 4th, we are specifically dedicating the matinee performance to you!

We recognize the barriers your family might face in coming to the theatre, and to make your visit as easy as possible, discounted tickets will be made available, as well as a free inclusive arts workshop for your child(ren) and their siblings to participate in while you watch the show. For more information and to register for this special performance and workshop, please contact Aimee Bouchard, Learning & Engagement Coordinator for English Theatre, at aimee.bouchard@nac-cna.ca.

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

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Apr 29
Apr 30
May 1
  • 7:30 pm Opening night
May 2
  • 7:30 pm
May 3
  • 7:30 pm
May 4
  • 2:00 pm
  • 7:30 pm
May 5

Artists

  • maude-laurendeau
    Original story and text by Maude Laurendeau
  • Translated by Annabel Soutar
  • Directed by Édith Patenaude
  • natalie-tannous-photo-1
    Cast Natalie Tannous
  • Cast Julie Trépanier
  • 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