Patrick R. Lacharité / La Fratrie

Nous serons éternels, according to Shakespeare's sonnets

© Julie Artacho
  • "Jour de fête" 15$
  • English surtitles

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In this adaptation of Shakespeare’s sonnets, the La Fratrie ensemble deconstruct Elizabethan aesthetics, while paying homage to the timeless themes of lust, love, and the eternal. A sizable cast is summoned to reproduce the expansive of Shakespeare’s poetry and sound the depths of desire’s mystery. Nous serons éternels invites audiences to hear canonical poetry in a new light and in a dream-like state where music, dance, and theatre are fused. Through the timelessness of great works of literature and a patchwork of imagery, the audience is led to revisit memories that vulnerability and sensitivity might awaken.

 

Patrick R. Lacharité graduated in 2012 from l’École supérieure de théâtre de l’UQAM. Since his first steps in the professional world, he has worked with many directors, such as Frédérick Moreau, Philippe Boutin, Félix-Antoine Boutin, Geneviève L. Blais and Vincent Pascal, to name a few. He has also collaborated with the collective Projets Hybris on two projects: Youngnesse (OFFTA 2016) and (More) Propositions for the AIDS Museum (La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines). He was part of director Audrey Rochette’s creation of Cake (ZH, La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines, Dance Matters Toronto). Drawn to directing, he has worked with young author Sébastien Tessier to create Ma tête est une ruche (La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines) and with the women from Théâtre Everest for their creation Bâtardes (MAI, Montréal Arts Interculturels). Since 2016, he is the artistic co-director of La Fratrie, a company that produces performative artworks, in both theatre and video.

For over four years, Patrick R. Lacharité has worked with the same team of designers, actors and dancers to nourish and go deeper in his artistic journey. His creative process takes root in autofiction; an impression, an anecdote, or a memory, everything can equally be the start of a new creative project. You can feel the influence of all the encounters in a mix of physical work and speech. Driven by a belief in the creative impact of authenticity and sincerity, his work balances with the struggle for words to find expression beyond mere text. The physical constraints imposed on actors invoke an unartificial sensitivity that is central to his practice. Through fully exposed performers, led by music from which a new universe is born, he offers a one-of-a-kind experience you can only live once.

Director
  • Patrick R.Lacharité
Assistant Director
  • Ariane Lamarre
Dramaturg
  • William Durbau
Light Design
  • Julie Basse
Costumes
  • Charlotte Girard
Set Design
  • Anne-Sara Gendron
Sound Design
  • Y pop coit
Artistic Advisor
  • Érika Mathieu
Performers
  • Véronique Beaudoin, Chloé Barshee, Myriam DeBonville, Alexa-Jeanne Dubé, Natacha Filiatrault, Ariane Lavery, Jessica Léveillée-Lemay, Sasha Migliarese, Fanny Migneault-Lecavalier, Jeanne Roux-Côté, Sébastien Tessier,
  • Philippe Thibault-Denis, Alex Trahan et Yann Villeneuve
Mentoring
  • Martine Beaulne
Rehearsal director
  • Audrey Rochette
Creation of surtitles
  • Elaine Normandeau