WHAT’S NEXT ?

BRIGITTE POUPART, DAVE ST-PIERRE

Dave St-Pierre and Brigitte Poupart push back the boundaries of theatrical exploration as they create art that lives, that speaks out, that provokes. So much the better.

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Best of Friends
What’s next? is an extension of the unshakeable friendship between a director and a choreographer, one who loves words and one who loves movement. This hybrid piece is presented in a series of tableaux, some of which are chronological or narrative in nature and recount the highlights of their friendship. Others are phantasmagorical, lyrical or unusual, the result of free­wheeling improvisations by Brigitte Poupart and Dave St-Pierre, two friends and two artists who after pushing the boundaries of theatrical exploration – nudity, intimacy and outspokenness – wonder just how far they can go, asking in effect what’s next?

Anything is possible for these two artists who have been driven by a pressing feeling of urgency. Given that the Grim Reaper failed to separate the two, they are more than ever ready to create art that lives, that speaks out, that provokes. So much the better.

TRANSTHÉÂTRE / Theatre of Ideas
The mission of the Transthéâtre company is to present works imbued with informed social and political criticism. With productions that stand out for their finesse, humanity, inventiveness and humour, it explores the contradictions and misdoings of contemporary Western society. Founded in 1991 by the writers and directors Michel Monty and Brigitte Poupart, Transthéâtre is renowned for exceptional work, including Exodos La Trilogie, Gagarin Way and the three editions of Cabaret Insupportable.

Credits

PRODUCED BY TRANSTHÉÂTRE

CREATED AND PERFORMED BYBRIGITTE POUPART + DAVE ST-PIERRE

WRITTEN BY SOPHIE POULIOTTRANSLATED BY NEIL KROETSCH

 

BRIGITTE POUPART (MONTRÉAL)

Consummate Artist
While Brigitte Poupart is a performance virtuoso who has worked in theatre, television and cinema, she is also an outstanding playwright and director.

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DAVE ST-PIERRE (MONTRÉAL)

A Gifted Rebel
Dave St-Pierre plays with taboos and stigmata with masterly skill, as evidenced by La Pornographie des âmes and Un peu de tendresse bordel de merde!, acclaimed the world over.

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