LES SECOURS ARRIVERONT BIENTÔT
An invitation to witness and intervene in a Superhero's crisis.
Written and directed by Olivier Choinière
Featuring Guillaume Chouinard, Emilie Gilbert, Jean-Sébastien Lavoie, Philippe Racine
Voice Assistants were Andréanne Daigle, Rosalie Leblanc Houle, Audrey Perreault, Gabrielle Poulin
Costume design by Elen Ewing assistedby Pascale Bassani
Makeup and Hair by Justine Denoncourt
Production and technical direction by Guillaume Labelle
Stage managed by Stéphanie Capistran-Lalonde, Marie-Christine Martel, Eric William Quinn et Stephane Vezeau
Les secours arriveront bientôt (Help will arrive soon) is a participatory performance in public space.
Passersby witness a superhero in moment of distress: Superman bloodied on the ground, Spiderman trapped in his own web, Batman with a cape stuck in a manhole cover and Wonder Woman inebriated and stumbling.
Then, an emergency number becomes visible, inviting the audience-witnesses to to call for help. What follows is a dialogue between a voice assistant and a Good Samaritan on the very notion of "hero." Do we need to be saved?
- Création sur la Place des Festivals, Montréal (27 August to 5 September 2020)
- Première mouture, Rouyn-Noranda (May 2005)