Movie producers are hiring unknowns to tell their tales. Trafficking in the life stories of the unfortunate for voyeurs eager for more reality TV is the shock treatment provided by the English writer Martin Crimp. This mercenary world where art is bought and sold on the multicultural streets of New York is the meeting ground for some fifteen strange and fascinating characters, from the down-to-earth to the surrealistic, including a former playwright obsessed with voyeurism, a taxi driver who is an Oedipus clone in an exhilarating off-kilter America, and a black actor who ends up producing and directing the film.
Steadfast in his desire to share distinctive, powerful works with audiences, Claude Poissant (who has introduced Montrealers to a wide range of playwrights) pursues with passion and a constant appetite for chaos an approach whereby he follows his own path, cultivating the garden of instinct, ever on the lookout for delinquency.
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FESTIVAL DE THÉÂTRE DES AMÉRIQUES