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the actors onstage in une.deux.trois


Orange Noyée and the National Arts Centre

First, there’s one. Then, there’s two. And finally, there are nearly 40 performers on stage! Together, they form a chorus from all four corners of Canada. Born here or abroad, Indigenous, Metis, men, women, non-binary people, but all French-speaking, these creatives investigate our roots and our dreams, revisit our heritage and dare to raise questions about identity: who are we collectively? What defines us? What divides us and unites us? And what does it ultimately mean to be francophone in Canada?

Un.Deux.Trois. consists of three plays by Mani Soleymanlou that come together in one grand theatrical experience. It is a multifaceted and moving declaration on language, migration and identity that goes in search of francophone Canada without rants and placards, rhetoric or platitudes. From one dialect to another. From one ocean to another.

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Savage Society and Firehall Arts Centre (2022)

A new play by Taran Kootenhayoo, White Noise is a comedy about two Canadian families who have dinner together for the first time during the Truth and Reconciliation week, White Noise explores what it means to live in Canada from two different paradigms. How do we deal with internalized racism? Do we keep pushing it away and pretend to live safely in our day-to-day?

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Théâtre la Seizième (2020)

How much are you willing to pay for your theatre ticket? As much as for a movie? A Grouse Moutain Skyride? A Canucks game? Or… nothing at all? It’s up to you! — A local adaptation of the international hit, Le NoShow Vancouver welcomes you into a playful and interactive experience where two ideas – the cost of theatre and its value as art – clash with predatory humour.



Queer Arts Festival, frank theatre, Zee Zee Theatre, Skirts Afire Festival, Theatre Pass Muraille (2019)

Poly Queer Love Ballad is a bold, intimate new musical, merging slam poetry with catchy pop-folk tunes. Nina, a polyamorous bisexual poet, meets Gabbie, a monogamous lesbian songwriter, at a Cafe Deux Soleils. With two microphones, a loop pedal, and array of instruments, they struggle to reconcile their fierce mutual attraction with their opposing perspectives on love. The show explores polyamory and queerness, while aiming to create a new representation of intimacy that isn’t confined by genre, medium or societal obligations.



The Only Animal (2018)

Welcome to the 3rd Annual SLIME conference. Join 100 animals, seven young translators, scientists and suits, and fellow humans and step just slightly in the future... Seated amongst the delegates, you might hear an otter swimming down an aisle, a dolphin whistling at your elbow or a seabird over your shoulder: animals too have something to say. We come together to face an insatiable creature,SLIME, which, like facebookslime or googleslime, is taking over. Ask yourself, “who is coming to save us?” The answer might surprise you….

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Rumble Theatre's Tremors Festival (2016)

Ester is a swimmer trying to stay afloat. Amy is curled up on the locker room floor. Dry Land dives into the lives of two teen girls and explores what happens in one high school locker room after everybody’s left. Spiegel’s play, her first full-length work, was a finalist for the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Prize in 2015.

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