Phaedra Echoes: Les racines de la rage / The Roots of Rage

Phaedra Echoes: Les racines de la rage / The Roots of Rage

“Les racines de la rage / The Roots of Rage” is a play devised for three Francophone actors based on the many retellings of the Phaedra story, in which excerpts from classical texts coexist with new contemporary adaptations.

«Les raciness de la rage» est une pièce conçue pour trois interprètes francophones à partir des nombreuses versions de l’histoire de Phèdre, où des textes classiques côtoient de nouvelles adaptations contemporaines.

Project Leaders:
Anne-Marie Donovan
Isabella Stefanescu

Performers:
Melanie Leblanc
Claire Normand
France Rolland

Project participants:
Sylvie Bouchard - choreographer, movement director
Charles Di Meglio – French 16th century pronunciation, declamation and gesture coach
Anne-Marie Donovan - creator, stage director
Carl Philippe Gionet - piano-vocal coach
Ella MacDonald - stage manager, apprentice dramaturg
Sonya Malaborza - creator, writer, translator, dramaturg
John Pennoyer - costume designer
Isabella Stefanescu - creator, projection design

Special thanks:
Kim Jernigan, Isabel Huggan, Allain Roy, James Donovan

Development History:
October 2019 - Three-day workshop, Saint John, NB
May 2021 – Two-week online workshop & reading
January 2022 – One-week workshop, Théâtre populaire d’Acadie, Caraquet, NB

Project Partners:
ArtsNB
Canada Council for the Arts
Théâtre populaire d'Acadie

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