MON PÈRE
EST MORT

I wrote this story because one day, some men were brave enough to share their life story with me, and it changed my own life. BAM, DAMNIT! FOREMAN ! ”  - Charles Fournier

Photographie: Eva-Maude TC

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FOREMAN is like a mirror to me. It’s the reflection of men that I met along my life journey : on construction sites, in the factories where I worked and in my surroundings, as I grew up. I did not censor them. I tried to render as authentically as I could their language, their qualities, their flaws. I wrote this text because I love them, and also because I think it is more than time that we question our concept of masculinity. I wanted to shed light on the devastating consequences toxic masculinity can have on both younger and older guys. I got inspired by my own experiences, those of the men who crossed my path, and the experiences of around 40 guys that I interviewed. I wrote this story because one day, some men were brave enough to share their life story with me, and it changed my own life. BAM, DAMNIT! FOREMAN ! ’’

 

 -  Charles Fournier

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FOREMAN - 2019

CREATION THEATER ( TEEN 16 yrs +/ ADULT )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Text and original concept : Charles Fournier
Stage Direction : Olivier Arteau and Marie-Hélène Gendreau
Interpretation : Pierre-Luc Désilets, Miguel Fontaine,

Charles Fournier, Steven Lee Potvin and Vincent Roy
Assistant director : Maria Alexandrov
Lighting : Mathieu C. Bernard
Scenography : Amélie Trépanier
Costumes and accessories : Melanie Robinson
Sound design : Vincent Roy
Technical direction : Amélie-Claude Riopel
Writing mentor : Erika Soucy
Partner in creation : Catherine Côté
Production coordinator : Valérie Côté

Production : Mon Père Est Mort

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DURATION  100 minutes, no intermission

CREW 5 actors + 2 stage managers

STAGE DIMENSIONS

Width 11.9m / Depth 4.3m / Height 4.9m

Width 35ft (39ft) / Depth 14ft / Height 16ft

SET-UP 8 hours

AUDIENCE SIZE  School public: 350 / General public: Unlimited

OUTREACH

- Discussion with the audience after the show

 

VIEW TECHNICAL RIDER (FRENCH ONLY)

VIEW PRESS DOCUMENT (FRENCH ONLY)

** This play is available only in FRENCH **

A group of guy friends, whom we don’t know what they have in common and that habit keeps together, gather on a woodlot after a sad event. Between settling scores, manly excesses, confidences and nonsense, FOREMAN accesses with humor and depth the struggle to express oneself, the inevitable power dynamics within a group of men, as well as the beauty of brotherhood.

This play won the award for BEST ORIGINAL TEXT at the Prix de théâtre de Québec, the BEST ORIGINAL TEXT award at the Prix de l’Association québécoise des critiques de théâtre (AQCT), the award for PLAY OF THE YEAR in the National Capital region, given by the CALQ at the Prix d’excellence des arts et de la culture, as well as Charles Fournier being nominated for BEST MALE PERFORMER at the Prix de l’AQCT.

“ Through the tale of the virile friendship between five

20-something construction workers [...] author and actor Charles Fournier wrote a powerful and moving text on a topic seldom represented in a theatrical context. A story about “regular guys’’, that live great, serious tragedies. ’’

- Luc Boulanger, La Presse

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