Documentary theatre dealing with the celibacy of women with a marked, cinematographic form
2021. Québec. For a long time, single women have been stereotyped as “old maids,” or “spinsters,” but today, these women can aspire to new models of life. Five of them, from different backgrounds and conditions, agreed to be followed and studied over a two-year period in order to testify to the singular paths they’ve taken in their quests for individual happiness. This play is the conclusion of these two years.
Based upon numerous interviews with single women aged thirty and over, SINGULIÉRES offers a privileged encounter with a handful of brilliant, fulfilled, lucid women who stand out from the crowd due to their relationships with coupledness, motherhood, the body, and society’s expectations. Alexandre Fecteau has been interested in documentary theatre for several years, and this play is in that vein, citing its sources directly and with negligible editing.
Play in French, surtitled in English.
|18 November 2021||La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins|
|19 November 2021|
|20 November 2021|
Play by Maxime Beauregard-Martin
Directed by Alexandre Fecteau
Assistant director Stéphanie Hayes
Set Ariane Sauvé
Costumes Jeanne Lapierre
Hair and make-up Nathalie Simard
Music Stéphane Caron
Lights Chantal Labonté
Video David B. Ricard
Dresser Géraldine Rondeau
General Stage Manager Keven Dubois
Stage manager Abel Longuépée
Sound manager Nicolas Désy
Performed by Frédérique Bradet, Savina Figueras, Danielle Le Saux-Farmer, Éva Saïda, Sophie Thibeault