Playing Soon: Le Concierge (The Caretaker)
Vincent Leblanc-Beaudoin, in association with the Théâtre français de Toronto (TfT) and Dopolavoro Teatrale presents LE CONCIERGE (The Caretaker): an immersive, wordless play, performed by Vincent Leblanc-Beaudoin, co-created by internationally renowned actor and immersive theatre director Daniele Bartolini, and presented 'In Situ', at École secondaire catholique Saint-Frère André, from March 8 to 26, 2023
The theatrical experience: The audience (comprised of only 15 people) is invited to a school, late at night, or on a weekend, when the now empty corridors are eerily silent. At the end of one of them, a man in uniform appears. He is the caretaker. The audience is invited to follow him and witness his nightly routine as he makes his rounds through the classrooms and the basement of the school. Progressively, he will reveal his vices and virtues, his obsessions, his dreams and his nightmares.
How do we behave when no one is looking? What are the benefits of solitude? What are the toxic effects of loneliness? Le Concierge (The Caretaker) is an immersive, multi-sensory journey that tells the story of a blue-collar worker in search of human contact. This creation paints a touching portrait of a solitary character whose work is too often taken for granted.
About Vincent Leblanc-Beaudoin:
Vincent is a two-time Jessie Award winning and a multiple Dora Award nominated actor who works in both French and English. He has an Honours B.A. with Specialization in Theatre from the University of Ottawa, is a graduate of Studio 58, and he has completed the Manitoulin Conservatory for Creation and Performance’s summer intensive.
His film & TV credits include Makinium Seasons 1-4 (Radio-Canada), La Malédiction de Jonathan Plourde (Super Écran), Girlfriends' Guide To Divorce (Bravo Network) and Abigaëlle et le date coaching (TV5/Unis).
His theatre credits include Camping Royale (Corpus Dance Projects), Dusk Dances/Danses au crépuscule, Les Zinspiré.e.s (Théâtre français de Toronto), If on a Christmas Night (DLT), The Curious Voyage (Talk is Free Theatre), Histoire d’amour (BoucharDanse), Unité Modèle (Théâtre la Seizième), Catacomb (Summerworks Performance Festival), Anonyme (Vortex Theatre), Bonjour, Là, Bonjour (Théâtre la Seizième), The Stranger (DLT), Bull (Rumble Theatre), Mathieu Mathématiques (Théâtre la Seizième), Let’s Talk About Sex, I Can't Tell You (San Diego/Tijuana/Vancouver/Victoria Fringes), and Selfie (Théâtre la Seizième). He was recently awarded the RBC National Excellence Award for an emerging artist from la Fondation pour l'avancement du théâtre francophone au Canada.
About Daniele Bartolini - DLT
Daniele Bartolni’s artistic practice has been described by the New York Times as “an especially intriguing investigation” and by PaneAcquaCulture as “the theatre of the future”.
Born and raised in Florence, Daniele lived and worked in Paris in 2010 and 2011, before immigrating to Toronto in 2012. He conceives and carries on projects in English, French and Italian. His work has been presented in England, India, Germany, Italy and Canada. Over the course of his career has received three Dora Awards nominations, a Telus Newcomer Award nomination and he is recipient to the RBC Newcomer Price and a nomination from PaneAcquaCutlure to the Premio Rete Critica.
He is the Artistic Director of DLT, a company known for city-spanning and multidisciplinary experiences where the participants take on the role of protagonists. Its unique style of theatre is called “audience specific”, it centres around the audience who’s elevated as co-author of the narrative they experience.
LE CONCIERGE (The Caretaker)
An ‘In Situ’ coproduction by Vincent Leblanc-Beaudoin and Théâtre français de Toronto, in association with Dopolavoro Teatrale
Conceived and Interpreted by: Vincent Leblanc-Beaudoin| Co-created by: Daniele Bartolini and Vincent Leblanc-Beaudoin| Directed by: Daniele Bartolini| Sound Design: Andrea Gozzi| Lighting Design: Sarah Mansikka| Set and Costume Design: Melanie McNeill| Production Manager: Melanie Hall| Technical Director: Remington North | Technician: Chin Palipane | Stage Management: Christoph Ibrahim|
Performances: From Wednesday March 8 to Sunday March 26, 2023
Previews on March 8 and 9 and Opening on March 10, 2023
Running Time: 70 minutes
Tuesday to Friday at 7.30 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m. and 7.30 p.m. at l’École secondaire catholique Saint-Frère-André : | 330 Lansdowne Ave Unit A, Toronto, ON M6H 3Y1
Fee: Regular: $45 | Senior: $35 | under 30 and artists: $20 | PWYC online on the day of: $10, $15 or $20 | Group rate for 8 or more: $20 per ticket
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Box Office: 416.534.6604 or theatrefrancais.com