Durant des années

True crime?

2023-09-12 21:00 2023-09-13 23:00 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: Durant des années

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/34584

In-person event

A long-buried macabre story  At the intersection of contemporary drama and true crime podcasts, Durant des années  takes us back to rural Quebec in 1999. An island village, stranded in the middle of the Ottawa River, is the scene of a teenager’s mysterious murder. Twenty years later, a journalist returns to her home town to revive (and redirect) the dark past in hopes of finding answers to this tragedy. But the event left an indelible mark on the small community. How...

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La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins — Studio A,333 King Edward Ave.,Ottawa,Canada
September 12 - 13, 2023
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Francophone Theatre
  • In-person event
  • Français
  • ≈ 2 hours · No intermission
  • Gunshots

A long-buried macabre story 

At the intersection of contemporary drama and true crime podcasts, Durant des années  takes us back to rural Quebec in 1999. An island village, stranded in the middle of the Ottawa River, is the scene of a teenager’s mysterious murder. Twenty years later, a journalist returns to her home town to revive (and redirect) the dark past in hopes of finding answers to this tragedy. But the event left an indelible mark on the small community. How far are we willing to go for glory? After all, maybe some things are better left buried... 

After Néon Boréal, a podcast play presented at Zones Théâtrales 2019, Théâtre du Trillium returns with a new creation, the first digital audio episode of which premiered during Zones Théâtrales 2021. For this stage version, in keeping with its tradition of embracing avant-garde practices, Théâtre du Trillium and Théâtre Catapulte undertook extensive formal research and came up with an interactive stage design generated by artificial intelligence. Blurring the boundaries between human and machine, documentary aesthetics and fiction, Durant des années echoes an era suspicious of the media, where journalistic rigour and fake news, truth and lies are all part of the picture. 

  • Written by Louis-Philippe Roy
  • Directed by Pierre Antoine Lafon Simard
  • Lighting Guillaume Houët and Florence Letarte
  • Sound design Olivier Fairfield
  • Costumes Mylène Ménard
  • Soundtrack  Gabriel Martine
  • Dramaturgy consultant Dominique Lafon
  • Production management Geneviève Caron and Stella Chayer-Demers
  • Répétiteur Anne Hamels
  • Distribution Carol Beaudry, Isabelle Bélisle (voice), Gabrielle Brunet-Poirier, Jonathan Charlebois, Marc-André Charette, Sasha Dominique, Alexandre-David Gagnon, Josianne T Lavoie (voice), Lissa Léger, Richard Léger, Danielle Le Saux-Farmer, Mélanie Thévenaz (voice), Stéphanie Kim Tougas
  • Video  Pierre Antoine Lafon Simard
  • Featuring A co-production of the Théâtre Catapulte and the Théâtre du Trillium in collaboration with Zones Théâtrales