Je n'y suis plus launches the 2013-14 Théâtre français season!

Ottawa, 3 septembEr 2013 – The National Arts Centre’s Théâtre français launches its 2013-14 season with Je n’y suis plus, a play on the everyday drift at work and in relationships. Ariane is a young woman who gives voice to her slipping and sliding in a torrent of words as she describes a life that is fraying at the seams. She is a vessel that is taking on water, plunging headlong toward an unpredictable, savage state. Between her employer’s cupcakes and her life as a single girl in the city, Ariane loses her bearings and withdraws into her shell, into implosion. Je n’y suis plus will be presented from September 11 to 14, 2013, at the Salle Jean Despréz, Maison du citoyen in Gatineau.  


An emerging young artist from the Gatineau region and recipient of the Fondation pour l’avancement du théâtre francophone au Canada award in 2011, Magali Lemèle, assisted by her co-director Louise Naubert, directs and performs a fascinating script by Marie-Claude Verdier, one that strips bare the mechanics of the everyday. Accompanied onstage by a musician who underscores the monologue with rhythmic punctuation, Magali Lemèle presents this new theatre piece, a work that constantly shifts between distress and self-deprecation.


The Théâtre français is very proud to launch the 2013-14 season with this creation by Magali, a young local artist, full of energy, ambition and talent. This play is the result of a long road that Magali has courageously travelled through readings, workshops, self-questioning and hard work, welcoming critiques as well as encouragements with openness and availability. Have a great show!

Brigitte Haentjens

Artisitc Director, NAC’s Théâtre français



Written by: Marie-Claude Verdier // Directed and performed by: Magali Lemèle // Co-directed by: Louise Naubert // Soundscape design and performance: Jean-Sébastien Dallaire // // Scenography and costumes : Gabriel Tsampalieros // Lights : Michael Brunet



Created by Magali Lemèle and co-produced with the NAC’s Théâtre français. Presented by Zones Théâtrales and the Théâtre français of the NAC, in association with the City of Gatineau’s Service des arts, de la culture et des lettres.


Je n’y suis plus is presented in association with the Zones Théâtrales biennial, a showcase and a meeting point for professional theatre from French-speaking communities across Canada and from various regions of Quebec. For more information about the Zones Théâtrales program, visit



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