MONTREAL February, 2006 – Artistic Director Bryna Wasserman
warmly welcomes Théâtre PàP, (Claude Poissant, genereal
manager & artistic director) for the English Language premiere of the award-winning
play, Everybody’s Welles.
Everybody’s Welles is a multi-media, solo performance by co-writer/director,
Patrice Dubuis, about a meek Quebecois film scholar whose life and career are
altered by his experience of Welles’s films. It is a piece of theatre
that takes up the recurring themes in Welles’s life and oeuvre, notably
the student/teacher relationship and the search for one’s individual identity
within greater society. One could also say that this production draws a portrait
of American society from 1915, the year of Welles’s birth, until today.
Everybody’s Welles does not pretend to be a definite biography of Orson
Welles but rather a theatre docudrama, an evocative homage to Welles
where fact and fiction blur.
Co-creators Dubois and Labrecque: ”We are actor and lighting designer,
respectively. And even though our approaches to playwrighting and views of Welles
may vary, our different crafts are complementary. Simply stated, producing this
theatrical piece required us to become, in a way, “Wellesian” with
Welles: That is to say, multi-faceted, politicized, highly artistic and most
Everybody’s Welles pour tous was created by Théâtre
PàP in 2003, at Espace GO. The show was invited to the 21th edition of
Francophonies, in Limousin, in 2004, before undertaking a tour throughout Quebec.
Théâtre PàP has been the resident company at Théâtre
Espace GO, in Montréal, for eleven years where it produces an average
of two shows per season. It also organizes tours. Since its founding in 1978,
has consistently pursued its mission of promoting the works of new playwrights
and creating shows where the artists (playwrights, directors, actors, designers)
are invited to join forces and invent a form of theatre that is always renewing
Patrice Dubois founded Le Groupe Audubon, which focuses on
the works of Boris Vian and pataphysics. He is co-director of Janvier Toupin
Théâtre d’Envergure. He has directed several productions,
including Betty à la plage, presented in 2004 at La Licorne
and, most recently, Le songe d’une nuit d’été,
with the graduates of the École de théâtre de St-Hyacinthe.
He is a 1993 graduate of the theatre program at the Cégep de St-Hyacinthe.
For the past four years, he has played the role of Victor Dubé in the
series Les Poupées Russes, broadcast on the TVA network
Martin Labrecque is a two-time Masque Award winning Lighting
Designer. In 2005-2006, he designed the lighting for the Cirque du Soleil’s
Corteo, directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca. He started off the year 2006
by designing the lighting for the Le Malade imaginaire, by Molière,
at Théâtre du Nouveau Monde. He graduated from the theatre program
at Collège Lionel-Groulx, design section, in 1994.
The original design team of this award-winning production will be returning
for this production at The Segal Theatre: Set and props designer, Olivier
Landreville; Costume Designer, Caroline Poirier; Lighting
Designer, Martin Labrecque; Sound design; Larsen Lupin;
Assistant director/stage manager, Catherine La Frenière.
Patrice Dubois is Assisted on stage by The Shadow,
88.5 CBC Radio One presents Sunday-@-the-Saidye
Join us for another exciting season of intimate conversations and riveting lectures
as CBC Radio One hosts a round table discussion on the English Language Premiere
of Everybody’s Welles and the legendary filmmaker who inspired
Monday Night Talkbacks presented by Pratt and Whitney Canada
As usual following the play, some of the actors and/or designers will remain
on stage to take questions from the audience. Monday Night Talkbacks
provides an intimate opportunity for audiences to engage up close and personal
with the personalities bringing first class professional English language theatre
to Montreal. Combined with lower rates for this evening, Monday night performances
have become an outstanding package that true theatre buffs cannot resist.
The English language adaptation of Everybody's Welles was made possible
with assistance from the National Arts Centre (Ottawa) and with the financial
support of the Government of Canada trough the Interdepartmental Partnership
with the Official Language Communities (IPOLC), an initiative of the Department
of Canadian Heritage.
Tickets and Media Information
Previews: March 5, 1:30 pm
March 6, 7, 8 8:00 pm
Sunday-@-the-Saidye: March 5, 11:00 am
Opening Night: Thurday, March 9, 8:00pm
Run: March 5-19, 2006
Sunday, 7:00 pm
Matinées: Wednesdays, 1:00pm / Sundays, 2:00 pm
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