SUPPORTED BY EMBASSY OF CANADA 12 October, 18.00 00.00 online
Theatre La Fille Du Laitier, Canada
Marie-Hélène Bélanger-Dumas & Jon Lachlan Stewart
Macbeth and his partner in crime, lady Macbeth, are on a bloody path of ambition, power, and betrayal. Macbeth Muet completely deconstructs the Shakespeare Tragedy into a fast paced, visceral theatre experience, using the body, objects as imagery, and a ton of fake blood. Entire scenes are reduced to a single look, as Shakespeare’s complex and beautiful poetry is rendered mute, and searing. And through it all, a couple is transformed irrevocably. Macbeth Muet presents a world devoid of morality where human lives become as disposable as Styrofoam cups. And the excess, the blood, the scraps, the waste, will all be left behind for future kings.
Inspired by William Shakespeare’s classic Tragedy, Macbeth.
NON VERBAL PERFORMANCE
CAST: Clara Prévost & Jérémie Francoeur
Dramaturgy: Marie-Hélène Bélanger-Dumas & Jon Lachlan Stewart
ABOUT COMPANY: La Fille du Laitier was founded in the spring of 2015 by three National Theatre school
graduates: Caroline Bélanger, Marie-Hélène Bélanger Dumas and Jon Lachlan Stewart.
La Fille du Laitier is a theatre delivery service, bringing creative and innovative theatre to
your doorstep! Reinterpreting theatre classics for audiences young and old, we believe
in the democracy of art, the right to madness, and the freedom of the imagination!
La Fille Du Laitier performs its plays out of a mobile truck, which transforms into a mini
theatre. This allows us to bring surprise performances to audiences, in the context of a
public, open-air environment.
Our mandate is to create short works for free or by donation in public spaces of
Montreal, to be performed in our company’s mobile foodtruck. Through this, we hope to
democratize art, giving unsuspecting audiences who might not normally go out to the
theatre their first taste of a live encounter. We are also proud of working with both
French and English artists based in Montréal. For us, this collaboration stimulates the
development of new artistic languages and is also a reflection of the linguistic diversity of
Montreal. Presenting for wildly diverse audiences in public outdoor spaces, we naturally
veer towards the creation of highly visual plays, with an emphasis on physical theatre
and collective creation at the centre of our process. With an open and deconstructive
approach to tried and tested classics, and a intense spirit for the creation of new works,
our company reclaims the right to madness, and the celebration of the imaginary. In the
winter season, La Fille Du Laitier also presents our productions indoors.
To date our company has a lot of gas in the tank, so-to-speak: three productions, and a
festival of short pieces.