Performance Theatre

There is so much darkness in Nelly Arcan's writing that you must often take your eyes off the book for a moment. The impulse of this fury, gushed from this hard and vivid speech, cannot conceal the terror which this brilliant woman, imprisoned in an uninterrupted state of distress, felt in the face of injustices and the frailty of the human condition, the status of women, the states of love.

This writing, which flows like a river, exposes at every moment the intensity of this pain she had to be herself and the amplitude of her mal de vivre.

Far from the biographical tale or a psychological play, The Fury of my thoughts proposes a collage of her texts, that, at times, are transposed into songs. The piece is a tribute to the woman Nelly and to the great writer she was.

This show is a chant. A chorus of six actresses and a dancer, all remarkable artists rooted in life, perform it.


Duration : 90 minutes


No results


  • 2024-05-31 00:00:00 2024-06-01 00:00:00 - Grand Auditorium, Macao Cultural Centre, Macao - China
  • 2022-12-08 00:00:00 2022-12-10 00:00:00 - Le Diamant, Québec - Canada
  • 2022-11-08 00:00:00 2022-12-03 00:00:00 - Espace GO, Montréal - Canada


Written by Nelly Arcan (collage)

Adapted and directed by Marie Brassard

Original idea development Sophie Cadieux

Collaboration to the adaptation and dramaturgy Daniel Canty

Performed by Christine Beaulieu, Sophie Cadieux, Evelyne de la Chenelière, Johanne Haberlin, Julie Le Breton, Anne Thériault et Larissa Corriveau.

Music Alexander MacSween

Set design and props Antonin Sorel

Props design assistant Alex Hercule Desjardins

Light design Mikko Hynninen

Sound design Frédéric Auger

Costume design Catherine Chagnon

Costume design assistant Éric Poirier

Make-up design Jacques-Lee Pelletier

Hair Patrick G. Nadeau

Marie Brassard’s assistant Hélène Villeneuve


Production director Anne McDougall

Set technical direction Jean François Landry

Technical direction Mateo Thebaudeau

Sound manager Frédéric Auger et David Blouin

Production Infrarouge / Espace GO

Co-production NAC French Theater (Ottawa), Festival TransAmériques (Montreal), PARCO (Tokyo)

International tour agent Menno Plukker Theater Agent Inc ( )

Tour agent in France Sarah Ford, Quaternaire ( )


The original version of the show premiered in 2013 at Espace GO