Theatre Hunter and Gatherer
It’s as if Sophie Gee can see theatre where no one else can! With her company, Nervous Hunter (named for a poem by Rimbaud), she pursues theatricality, sometimes travelling as far as Iceland (I am such a small container for all this), sometimes transforming a vast stage into a pool of water (The Phaedra Project). The constant in the work of this graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada is the decompartmentalization of disciplines, the convergence and interaction of theatre, dance and performance. Lévriers also reflects her desire to give a voice to actors and non-actors of all backgrounds (ages, cultures, languages).
Authoress in resonance
Autrice (authoress) is the title she has resolutely claimed as a feminist statement, the word having been slyly sidelined by the Académie française until the 2019 reform. Pénélope Bourque likes to anchor her dramaturgical practice in her encounters with various communities. For the collective Ce n’était pas du vin, she wrote Iseult & Evaelle – un beau conte d’amour et de mort (2016), in collaboration with teenagers, and Jaunes et rouges brillent les étoiles (2017), in collaboration with senior citizens. In 2018, she joined the exuberantly eclectic team of Lévriers to help create the show’s script. At Joe Jack et John, she oversees the texts and helps with administration. She trained at the National Theatre School of Canada.