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White Out

Nancy Bussières , Anne-Marie Ouellet ,
Thomas Sinou

A true immersion in the world of theatre company L’eau du bain, offering a vertiginous and sensory theatrical world, dream-like and disorienting.


Waiting for Dawn

A room by the sea. Mist rising. And then gradually, everything disappears – the expanse of the stage gives way to a vertiginous theatrical world of the senses, dream-like and disorienting. Our only guide through this almost rapturous experience is the faint voice of a woman, cautiously finding her way back to reality. Marguerite Duras’ novel The Malady of Death provides the root note for this song of shadows.

White Out is a true immersion in the world of Quebecois theatre company L’eau du bain—a trio of artists who play with sound and dreams. In a dazzling chamber of light orchestrated by Nancy Bussières, Thomas Sinou weaves a live electroacoustic soundscape; on stage, Anne-Marie Ouellet performs the dynamic piece, which she also scripted, on her own… until unexpected lively presences appear alongside her. This shimmering, poetic journey will take your breath away.



Produced by L’eau du bain
Written and directed by Anne-Marie Ouellet
Sound Design Thomas Sinou
Lighting Design Nancy Bussières
Performed by LiCan-Marie Leduc + Anne-Marie Ouellet + Charline Salesse Bergeron + Isaac Salesse Bergeron + Camille Schryburt Cellard + Jeanne Sinou
Set Design Simon Guilbault
Props and Costume Design Karine Galarneau
Dramaturgy Émilie Martz-Kuhn
Artistic Advisors Anne-Marie Guilmaine + Mélanie Dumont
Movement Advisor Clarisse Delatour
Assistant Director Guillaume Saindon

Developped with the support of Fonds national de création du Centre national des Arts (Ottawa) + Département de théâtre de l’Université d’Ottawa + Hexagram-UQAM + Productions Recto-Verso (Québec) + Théâtre français du Centre national des Arts (Ottawa) + Balancing Act (Toronto)

Presented in association with Conservatoire d’art dramatique de Montréal

Premiered at Théâtre français du Centre national des Arts, Ottawa, on April 6, 2022.

Written by Jade Préfontaine
Translated by David Dalgleish


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Nancy Bussières (Montreal)
L'eau du bain

An artist and professor at the École supérieure de théâtre at the Université du Québec à Montréal, Bussières has designed the lighting for many shows, adopting an approach focused on experience and perception.

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Anne-Marie Ouellet (Chelsea)
L'eau du bain

Anne-Marie Ouellet, who defines herself as the group’s “prospector,” is interested in the porous spaces between reality and fiction. Also a professor in the University of Ottawa’s Department of Theatre, she handles directing duties for L’eau du bain and sometimes appears on stage, allowing her to pursue her experimentation at the heart of the theatre.

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Thomas Sinou (Chelsea)
L'eau du bain

Thomas Sinou, who studied at the Institut supérieur des techniques du son in Paris, is interested in the interaction between the audience, the theatrical space, and the people who perform there.

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