From a play about confusion around the #MeToo movement to an open-air, interactive film-theatre work, Théâtre la Seizième’s 2018-19 season pushes into difficult subject matter and innovative forms.
The season kicks off October 9 to 13 at Studio 16 with Théâtre Catfight’s Baby-Sitter (shown here), about the effects of a sexist joke, the Internet, and misogyny. November 21 to 24, the company copresents U.K. powerhouse Akram Khan Company’s Chotto Desh at SFU Woodward’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, with DanceHouse and SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs (with the November 22 program in French). In February at Studio 16, the company presents its own production of Le Soulier, a dark comedy about a boy, his mother, and a dentist by award-winning writer David Paquet. And in May, under a canopy at Performance Works, Philippe Cyr and Gilles Poulin-Denis’s film-theatre hybrid Ce qu’on attend de moi invites a willing spectator to hit reset on their life. As usual, many performances come with English surtitles. See more at the company's website.