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.
May 13 – June 7, 2020
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
Virtual reality consultant : Olivia McGilchrist
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