Chaloupe is a monologue on the wandering of a woman leaving Montreal for Berlin. Driven by a strong sexual appeal, but also by the search for the ideal place to live, the place to settle down and take root. A young woman engages herself in an uninhibited erotic confession, an extensive description making it almost perceptible to the senses.
Dismantling taboos, exposing the viewer to the poetry of daily life, letting him rethink his relationship to intimacy, the meaning of his own sexuality and also his place of belonging.
Navigating between Heimat (at home) and Heimweh (homesickness), the text describes how desire comes alive in the literal sense as well as philosophically.
Produced + Written + Performed by – Sylvianne Rivest-Beauséjour
Directed by – Steve Gagnon
Production manager – Rachel Gamache
Lighting design – Julie Basse
Set Design –Marie-Renée Bourget-Harvey
Composers – Maude Audet + Charles Blondeau
Costume design – Steve Gagnon
Stage manager – Frédéricke Chartrand
Teaser – Lawrence Dupuis
Copresented by La Manufacture
Chaloupe received support from the Conseil des Arts de Montréal and Lambert et fils.
Sylvianne Rivest-Beauséjour would like to thank Rébecca Déraspe and Frank Weigand for their support during the rewriting of the theatre play.
And also: Jonathan Morier, Francis Lehoux, Laurence Berthou-Hébert, Jean-François Culot, Alexa-Jeanne Dubé, Jasmin Kokkola, Stéphanie Cardi, Stefan Csizar, Maxime René De Cotret, Jean-Sébastien Caron, Christoph Jahn and all the valuable members and partners in this project.
Poster – Graphisme: Gabrielle De Fontenay – Photo: Alexis Belhumeur