A Glimpse into New Translation: River Bed

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Discover the leading new works of francophone Canadian theatre and meet leading playwrights and their translators.

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Sunday Feb. 28, 2021 - 12 pm Pacific / 3 pm Eastern / 8 pm GMT

Bouche Theatre Collective in association with PHT Creation Hub Co-operative & The Canadian Play Thing Present

A Glimpse into New Translation: River Bed by Eric Noel

Discover the leading new works of francophone Canadian theatre, meet the playwrights and their translators, and play a part in the new translation process. Join us after the reading for an online conversation with the playwright and translator. More info: www.bouchewhacked.com


By Eric Noel | Translated by Jordan Arseneault

Translated from FAIRE DES ENFANTS (Quebec, Canada)

“…With an urgency to speak that gripes us from the very first lines... touches us right to the heart… Pure and sublime.” –Le Devoir

Philippe, 24, burns for the dark light: drugs, sex, alcohol, prostitution. One in the morning, he wakes up in a strange bed, between two strangers and a sense his mother’s trying to reach him. A visceral and poetic text combining naturalism, surrealism in a blend of poetic and gritty language. Recipient of the Prix Gratien-Gélinas.

Featuring Scott Button, Rhiannon Collett, Rick Dobran, Brian Postalian, Christine Quintana, Lisa C. Ravensbergen, Anais West & Nelson Wong


Go to at showtime: ​https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82668924017

Online venue opens 5 minutes prior to start. Capacity 100. Latecomers welcome – audience does not appear on screen.


Eric Noel (they, them, theirs) is a Quebecois playwright and 2009 graduated of NTS French language writing program. They are the author of Faire des enfants (2009), Tirade pour Henri (2010), Ces regards amoureux de garçons altérés (2015) and L'Amoure Looks Something Like You (2020).


Jordan Arseneault (he, him, his) is a critic, drag performer, social artist, meeting facilitator and translator. His staged work and participative workshops address issues of criminalization, stigma, mental health, HIV/AIDS, addiction, biculturalism, queerness and community.


This workshop was made possible by grants from Canada Council for the Arts. Artists appear courtesy of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the Dance Opera Theatre Agreement. This project is produced with the co-operation of the UBCP/ACTRA.

Special thank you to: Canada Council for the Arts, The Canadian Play Thing, Western Gold Theatre, Ruby Slippers Theatre, Global Hive Labs., PTC, Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal, Centre des auteurs dramatique, The Presentation House Theatre, Canadian Actors’ Equity Association, & UBCP/ACTRA.

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