The Girls from the St.Lawrence

[Saint-Laurent's daughters]

text Rébecca Déraspe
with the collaboration of Annick Lefebvre
directed by Alexia Bürger

from 4 to 21 November 2021

Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday to Saturday at 8pm and on Sunday at 4pm

Small theater

The waves are particularly violent tonight. From Côteau-du-Lac to Blanc-Sablon, the St.Lawrence River battles against gusts that will leave no one unscathed. Seven corpses are spat on the shores of a territory as vast as it is disturbing. Seven unidentified bodies. Seven unclaimed bodies. In the bend of a walk, a jog or a kiss, Élodie, Rose, Dora, Charlotte, Martin, Lili, Mathilde, Manon and Anne will see these dead. This shock will allow them to make an act of life. Or an act of survival. In this theatrical picture, the undertow of voices confronts the intimate and fragile jewel that is each existence. While these hearts struggle with their own history, the river struggles with its own, the great one, the tremendous one, inscribed in the depths of its spray.


Rébecca Deraspe, author from Quebec, winner of the 2020 Michel-Tremblay prize for the best text brought to the stage, delves with nuances the scope of words as well as the unspoken frozen in time, next to Annick Lefebvre for the writing and Alexia Bürger for the staging, both hosted at La Colline in 2017 with the solo Les Barbelés.

artistic team

written by Rébecca Déraspe
with the collaboration of Annick Lefebvre
directed by  Alexia Bürger

with Annie Darisse, Marie-Thérèse Fortin, Ariel Ifergan, Louise Laprade, Gabrielle Lessard, Marie-Ève Milot, Émilie Monnet, Elkahna Talbi, Catherine Trudeau, Tatiana Zinga Botao

assistant Stéphanie Capistran-Lalonde
set Simon Guilbault
costumes Julie Charland
lights Marc Parent
music Philippe Brault
accessories Julie Measroch
make-up and hairdressing Angelo Barsetti

Photos de répétitions © Valérie Remise
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Centre du Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui – Montréal
coproduction La Colline – théâtre national



The text is published in October 2021 by Dramaturges éditeurs

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