Alex Ivanovici, Annabel Soutar, Brett Watson (Porte Parole)


L’Assemblée Montréal

A project with a French speaking community

Canada / Theatre
TV version
Montreal confidently describes itself as Canada’s cultural capital. Here people from all parts of the globe live together with the French- and Englishspeaking Canadian population. As a nation of immigrants, Canada presents itself as home to all people equally that offers everyone an equal chance in life. Within this context, the theatre company Porte Parole deliberately seeks out encounters with people with strongly divergent attitudes. The artists of Porte Parole are convinced that political and social polarisation has never been greater and that this presents a democratically-based society with new challenges every day. With their long-term documentary theatre project LʼAssemblée / The Assembly the playwright Annabel Soutar and the actors Alex Ivanovici and Brett Watson contrast growing extremism with open discourse. Since 2017 they have been inviting people with controversial views to a non-public meeting. The transcripts of these discussions are then edited into a new, self-contained play.

L’Assemblée Montréal

A project with a French speaking community
In L’Assemblée Montréal four women have an open and highly personal debate about feminism, the influence of Islam on Canadian culture and Quebec’s national identity. Riham, a Muslim immigrant born in Egypt who wears the hijab, defends her rightful place in Montreal’s multicultural society. Nationalist Josée defends the right of the white majority to prioritise defending traditional Catholic values. Isabelle, the daughter of French immigrants, pleads for a cosmopolitan Montreal, while Yara, of Lebanese descent, exposes the racism and elitism of the others. Theatreproduction of Porte Parole in a TV version by Télé-Québec.

Video-on-Demand

Online 01.07.21 16:00 – 03.07.21 18:00
Due to copyright restrictions this video is only available in Europe.

Alex Ivanovici, Annabel Soutar, Brett Watson (Porte Parole):
L'Assemblée Montréal
01.07.21,
Online
Video on demand

Video on demand available 01.07.21, 16:00 – 23:59. Due to copyright restrictions this video is only available in Europe.
01.07.21, 18:00 - 19:15
Schauspielhaus, Kleine Bühne

Screening of the TV recording.

01.07.21, 20:30 - 21:45
Schauspielhaus, Kleine Bühne

Screening of the TV recording.
Credits
Director:
Chris Abraham
Light Design:
Luc Prairie
Light assistance:
Timothy Rodrigues
Sounddesign:
Antoine Bédard
Stage Design:
Simon Guilbault
Video technology:
Amelia Scott
Costume Design:
Dominique Coughlin
Producer:
Line Noël
Stage Manager:
Merissa Tordjman
Technical Direction:
Normand Vincent
With:
Pascale Bussières, Amélie Grenier, Nora Guerch, Alex Ivanovici, Christina Tannous, Brett Watson
Theatreproduction of Porte Parole in a TV version by Télé-Québec

Producer: Productions Déferlantes
Executive producer: Corinne Paquin
Directed by Chloé Mercier and Mireille Veillet