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Manman la mer

General public
60 minutes

Detailed schedule

Date Heure Location
20 April 2023 07 h 30 La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins
21 April 2023 07 h 30
22 April 2023 04 h 00

By Djennie Laguerre
A Théâtre Catapulte production

Creative Team

Text and performance Djennie Laguerre
Director and space design Kamana Ntibarikure
Music and creative support Sara Rénélik
Movement Émilie Jabouin
Composition and sound environment Elena Stoodley
Lighting and projections Shawn Henry
Costumes Isabelle Bélisle
Assistant director and stage manager at creation Katie Rochford
Production direction at creation, surtitles and technical advices Kyle Ahluwalia
Scenography and set construction advisor Benoît Brunet-Poirier
Stage manager (Rimouski, Sainte-Flavie, Caraquet et Ottawa) Lani Martel
Stage manager (Montréal)Moriana Kachmarsky
Technical director Carlos Varela Serra
Interpretation of traditionnal song Nan Lakou A: Ferline Regis

Manman la mer is the story of Marjolaine, who has the ability to see into the future. At her mother’s insistence, she rejects her gift of clairvoyance. Now twenty-six years older and suffering from a mysterious and incurable illness, she has no other choice than to travel to Haiti and surrender to the healing powers of her grandmother, Manman la mer… but is Manman a midwife? A mystic? Or is she just a loving grandmother?

Manman la mer shines a light on women and Haitian spirituality, and explores themes of mother-daughter relationships with humor and authenticity, all to the beat of traditional Haitian storytelling.