With Chicago-based actress Barbara Robertson,Park Krausen and Carolyn Cook from Le Théatre du Rêve in Atlanta, and Kevin McCoy, director of Théâtre Humain and collaborator of Robert Lepage’s Ex-Machina company.
Set in a sanatorium and inspired by a Cindy Sherman photograph, this original work by Olivier Kemeid is crazed, colorful, shrewd and full of humor. It is about the question of human choices, the theme of sickness, the power of medicine and our quickness to submit blindly to it. Therein lies the “possibility of an island,” medical or not: beneficial and restorative, set apart from the deafening din of the world.
The work of Quebec director Olivier Kemeid has been played at the Festival d’Avignon, the Red Bull Theater in NYC as well as in Quebec, Belgium, Germany and Hungary. Olivier was also the artistic director of Théâtre Espace Libre in Montreal from 2006 to 2010.
Théâtre du Rêve is the only professional French-language theatre company in the United States, and is dedicated to the performance of high-quality theatre from across the Francophone world right here on the American stage