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Photos : Charles Lafrance and Gopesa Paquette
Violette welcomes you into her apartment. She invites you – and only you – to enter the privacy of her bedroom… and then, of her imagination. Explore this real-world space as if you were at the home of a friend. Then put on your VR headset… and become the sole witness to the apartment’s untold story: both magical and tragic. Finally, take the headset off: return to real life and a real apartment. You may never look at this world – the one you share with Violette and the rest of us – quite the same way again.
JJJ continues to explore and innovate; this time by developing a novel dramatic form that incorporates the use of virtual reality (VR). VIOLETTE is a site-specific theatrical work for an audience of one, using digital art to offer a new kind of intimate experience. In this piece exploring the theme of abuse, each participant is given the chance to enter one woman’s unique inner world and access her unusual perspective on a reality often experienced by marginalized women.
Postponed, Espace Libre
Duration : 25 minutes
Original Concept/Designer/Director: Catherine Bourgeois
Text: Amélie Dumoulin
Cast: Stephanie Boghen, Tamara Brown, Stéphanie Colle and Anne Tremblay
Costume Designer: Amy Keith
Sound Designer: Éric Forget
Set design assistants : Noémie Avidar and Alizée Millot
Direction of photography/VFX superviser : Sébastien Gros
Compositing/animation : Genevieve Coulombe
Developer : Peter Wilkinson
Editor : Martin Morissette
Integration / consultation Experience RV : UNLTD inc.
Technical direction : Sophie Bergeron
Production coordination : Pénélope Bourque
Translation : Leanna Brodie
Set building : Gauvin Fabrique
The process : You will get to the theatre box office and notify the staff of your arrival. You will then be told where to meet Violette and, at the exact time of your performance, you will get there by using the elevator. Violette will greet you and lead you to a booth where the virtual reality experience will take place. She will talk to you and help you put on the virtual reality headset (which will have been disinfected beforehand). The virtual reality video lasts 17 minutes. At the end, you will remove the headset and will find yourself alone in the booth. You will then leave the booth and the theater by following the indicated path.
Trigger warning/Disclaimer: This work addresses the subject of sexual violence and other abuses that women with disabilities may experience, but there are no graphic scenes of those acts in the video.
Accessibility: VIOLETTE‘s performances are accessible to persons with reduced mobility and wheelchair users. The staff on site will guide you to the adapted washrooms, if needed.
The experience is not available in Langue des signes québécoise (LSQ), nor in American Sign Language (ASL) or through audio-description. You can contact us if you wish to receive the text before the performance or if you have any other questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or 514-279-9821.