Ambulatory Theatre Piece Berlin (r)appelle

Berlin (r)appelle © Daniel Brière

Fri, 09/30/2022 -
Sat, 10/01/2022

9:00 PM EDT

Goethe-Institut Montreal

Berlin (r)appelle

A Creation by Daniel Brière and Evelyne de la Chenelière

To celebrathe the 60th anniversary of the Goethe-Institut Montreal

As part of the Festival international de la littérature

General admission $ 20  – taxes included
Tickets also available one hour before the performance at the Goethe-Institut.

Tickets for September 30 at 9:00 p.m.
Tickets for October 1 at 9:00 p.m.

« Everybody thinks I’m French Canadian. Because I dream, I am not one. » (Léolo, Jean-Claude Lauzon, 1992)

We are here, but we deport ourselves to a fantastical elsewhere with blurred limits and spectacular ruins: the territory of writing. We want to dive in joyfully, defy its contours and ignore its markers, dance on imaginary bridges linking Montreal, Berlin and the 52nd parallel north.

We invite you to a night of light and darkness, of global desire and ostentatious poetry.
We respond to all that commands parsimony, measure and weighting: More! More! More!
We call for profusion, effusion, excess and exuberance to offer you our personal interpretation of a city that can't sleep.

Berlin (r)appelle is a performative and festive ambulatory theatre piece that takes the Goethe-Institut out of its building, lights up its facades and turns the library upside down, transforming it into a margin to be invested, a fringe of dreams and possibilities.

Come and celebrate.
We missed the overflow.

Daniel Brière, Evelyne de la Chenelière, Catherine De Léan, Fabienne Lucet and Bruno Rouyère

(To blend in with the decor, "Berlin, 90's" evening wear suggested)

Texts : Daniel Brière, Evelyne de la Chenelière and Robert Hébert
Artistic direction : Daniel Brière and Evelyne de la Chenelière
With : Daniel Brière, Evelyne de la Chenelière, Catherine De Léan, Fabienne Lucet and Bruno Rouyère

Video integration : Pierre Laniel
Lights : Renaud Pettigrew
Costumes : Catherine Gauthier
Stage direction : Mélanie Whissell
Sound : Peter Xirogiannis

Daniel Brière
Daniel Brière Daniel Brière | © Daniel Brière Actor and director, Daniel Brière is co-artistic director of the Nouveau Théâtre Expérimental (Montreal) where he has been creating shows since 2003. He has performed numerous roles in Quebec and abroad. He has directed some forty shows, including Bashir Lazhar by Evelyne de la Chenelière, Le Plan Américain, winner of the 2009 "Prix du public" at the Festival Primeurs in Saarbrücken (Germany), as well as LÉO, a show created in Berlin, three times awarded at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and presented in more than forty countries (more than 1,000 performances). More recently, he has devoted himself to directing, with the digital work Entends-tu ce que je te dis? Kouté mwen titak ! co-produced by the NTE and L'Atrium, Scène Nationale de Fort de France, as well as L'enclos de Wabush, co-produced by the NTE and Ondinnok.

Evelyne de la Chenelière
Evelyne de la Chenelière Evelyne de la Chenelière | © Charlotte de la Chenelière Writer and actor Evelyne de la Chenelière approaches playwriting as a research laboratory, a workshop from which she draws a score for the stage. Her plays, translated and staged in Quebec and Canada as well as elsewhere in the world, question language as a conditioning of expression and thought.
Her career has been marked by a desire to question the living arts, both through writing and acting. Her global commitment to the arts has made her an artist whose influence is felt in the theatre community and in the next generation.
À cause du soleil will premiere at Théâtre Denise-Pelletier (Montreal) in September 2022, directed by Florent Siaud. Le traitement de la nuit will premiere at Théâtre Espace Go in March 2023, directed by Denis Marleau.

Catherine De Léan
Catherine De Léan Catherine De Léan | © Maxyme G Delisle A 2005 graduate of the Conservatoire d'Art dramatique de Montréal, Catherine De Léan is a Quebec actress who works in film, theater and television.
Her performance in the film Nuit #1 by Anne Émond has earned her recognition from her peers. She was recently cast in Luc Picard's Confessions and Patrick Boivin's Echo à Delta.
On television, she was Pascale Deblois in Demain des Hommes, and played the brilliant lawyer Véronique Lenoir in the popular series District 31.

Since 2020, she has played Caroline alongside her partner Raymond Cloutier in David Mamet's Oleanna, which has been touring theaters in Quebec.
Her knowledge of the German language has led her to participate in several films in Germany, including Schlussmacher by Matthias Schweighöffer, and Simon sagt Aufwiedersehen. by Viviane Andereggen.
With a B.A. in French Studies, literature has never ceased to be a passion of hers. After having performed the staged reading of La Femme qui Fuit in 2017, she directed a reading of her favourite novel, L'Avalée des avalés by Réjean Ducharme, presented in Quebec City in 2018, and then signed the direction and adaptation of The Last of the Soviets by Svetlana Alexievitch, presented at FIL in 2022.

Robert Hébert
Robert Hébert Robert Hébert | © Daniel Hébert Robert Hébert taught at Collège de Maisonneuve. He is a researcher, writer and experimental philosopher. For Nota Bene, he has published Derniers tabous (2015) and Monsieur Rhésus (2018) as well as Coulisses in La Compagnie à Numéro (2020).