LA TRILOGIE DES DRAGONS
The sets are being remounted for Robert Lepage’s La Trilogie des dragons, which will be presented in a railroad repair shop. Accompanied by a new team of designers and actors, he is returning to this unforgettable saga that hurtles like a comet toward an imaginary China. In a parking lot is a sentry box standing guard for the dragon of immortality, as well as a crystal ball full of swirling stardust. Under a flickering light they come alive as characters whose destinies become tangled up, one way or another, in the flaming red hair of Stella, a moonstruck child. The scents of East and West, the ruins of war, dreams smothered in the sheets, little girls’ fancies and fears lodged in a shoebox and ancient knowledge inscribed on fans or coiled up in the movements of tai chi all combine to create a waltz that dances between destiny and history.
In 1987, the Festival de théâtre des Amériques co-produced and presented, in an abandoned shed in Old Montreal, the world première of Lepage’s complete La Trilogie des dragons. The play was awarded the Grand Prix des Amériques and two of the performers in the piece, Marie Gignac and Marie Michaud, both received the best actress award. The production then toured some forty cities in North America, Europe and the South Pacific until 1992, winning several prestigious awards.
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR AND STAGE MANAGER
ASSISTANT – SET AND PROPS DESIGN