Un. Deux. Trois.
IN UN (ONE), MANI SOLEYMANLOU TRIES TO PINPOINT WHAT EXACTLY DEFINES HIM AS AN IRANIAN LIVING IN CANADA. In DEUX (Two), he is joined on stage by Manu (Emmanuel Schwartz), his kindred spirit. Together they search for what he might have missed in his initial quest for identity. A quest that culminates with TROIS (Three).
Co-presented with Canadian Stage, UN, DEUX, TROIS. is simply breathtaking in scale and scope. The production involves no less than 40 performers from across Canada. All of them acting as co-creators. This epic trilogy reflects the cultural and political heritage of North America, the diversity of its communities, and the richness of its territories and many climates. These co-creators will all share their lived experiences, ideas, aspirations, and frustrations, to question what forms, divides, and unites us.
This production is a quest for collective intimacy, a kaleidoscope of committed and engaging voices.
Presented in French with English surtitles.
“Let's not beat around the bush, the end result is stunning." Christian Saint-Pierre - Le Devoir
"It's an important play in a country like ours which argues it’s reaching out to refugees. And it's a show that reminds us how essential theatre is when it carries a strong message and dares to really connect with the world." Alexandre Vigneault - La Presse
Mani Soleymanlou, Emmanuel Schwartz, Caroline Bélisle, Florence Brunet, Jean Marc Dalpé, Ziad Ek, Nadia Girard Eddahia, Israël Gamache, Cory Haas, Marie-Ève Fontaine, France Huot, Moriana Kachmarsky, John Gislain Kibaga, Anna-Laure Koop, Danielle Le Saux-Farmer, Jean-Christophe Leblanc, Lionel Lehouillier, Carla Mezquita Honhon, Meilie Ng,Dillon Orr, Anaïs Pellin, France Perras, Dominique Pétin, Chloé Petit, Eric Plamondon, Marco Poulin, Caroline Raynaud, Gabriel Robichaud, Marie-Madeleine Sarr, Manon St-Jules, Ines Talbi, Elkahna Talbi, Chloé Thériault, Xavier Yuvens, Jean-Charles Weka and Anais West
Written by: Mani Soleymanlou in collaboration with the performers.
Assistant director and stage manager Jean Gaudreau
Lighting Erwann Bernard and Martin Sirois
Sound design Larsen Lupin
Co-director, UN and outside observer, DEUX Alice Ronfard
Technical directors Audrey Janelle and Chantal Labonté
Tour manager Charlotte Ménard
Production coordinator Laëtitia Fabaron
Executive producer Xavier Inchauspé
Associate producer Vanessa Beaupré
Script Sophie Gemme et Chloé Gagné Dion
Direction internship Margarita Herrera Domínguez
Translation and surtitles Cory Haas
UN. DEUX. TROIS. is created by Orange Noyée in partnership with the National Arts Centre French Theatre, Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario, Théâtre français de Toronto, Duceppe, Théâtre du Trident, Théâtre l'Escaouette, Théâtre populaire d'Acadie, Théâtre la Seizième, Théâtre Cercle Molière.
UN. DEUX. TROIS. is supported by the NAC National Creation Fund, the NAC Foundation, the Cole Foundation, the Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts de Montréal and Power Corporation.
TROIS was created in Montreal in 2014 by Orange Noyée in coproduction with the Centre du Théâtre d'Aujourd'hui and the Festival TransAmériques.