Joey Lespérance
Joey Lespérance
Joey Lespérance
Joey Lespérance
A Théâtre La Seizième Production

Michel(le)

May 21 to 24, 2025
Duration: 70 minutes

As children, Joey and Michel loved to dress up and put on shows for their family and friends. It would’ve been otherwise difficult for them to show their true colours in the working- class Quebec of the 60s and 70s where they grew up. Seeking an escape, the two brothers each went their separate ways. One became a liberated actor in Vancouver, the other shone on the Montreal drag scene before transitioning to the woman she always wanted to be. But can we blossom freely when our identity tragically clashes with the roles society imposes on us?

This first autobiographical solo by Joey Lespérance paints a contrasting portrait of a marginal, courageous, and tumultuous journey. By bringing to life the lost dream of his “froeur” Michel(le), this unique and vibrant statement from the Vancouver artist honours the memory of unique destinies, too often forgotten.

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Creative team

Written and performed by Joey Lespérance
Director Esther Duquette
Set and props Patrice Charbonneau-Brunelle
Costumes Linda Brunelle
Sound design Pierre-Luc Clément
Movement Noam Gagnon
Lighting Design Sophie Tang
Make-up Florence Cornet
Dramaturgy Esther Duquette, Craig Holzschuh
Surtitles Leanna Brodie
External Advisors Dave Deveau, Joëlle Perras, Jaylene Tyme
Stage Manager Dominique Cuerrier
Technical Director Pierre Tripard
Production Manager Clémence Doray, Jessie Dumais, Mélina Mariotte
Creation Support Centre de service du Théâtre Aux Écuries

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