Marie Brassard - THE FURY OF MY THOUGHTS
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
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