Me Talking to Myself in the Future
Marie Brassard (Montreal)
Presented by Theatre Junction
November 14-17, 2012
“…a must-see-at-least-twice [show]” – The Montreal Gazette
From the origins of the world, to tales of childhood and altered states induced by morphine, Me Talking to Myself in the Future is a poetical piece reflecting upon time and death. A surreal self-portrait, this solo performance also featuring musicians performing a live score, is constructed as a dream conversation between actress Marie Brassard and an imagined old woman traveling back in time. Desire, pain, drugs, day or night dreams; all trigger imagination and open a breach into the borders of distorted states. Along the sea, a field of red poppies leads to an odd forest. In the future, a dying old lady drifts among the thoughts of a woman in the present. As the wind blows over their hometown, the child they both once were invents a world where ballerinas dance with worms, wild animals freeze in space and rabbits run in a yellow sky.
Marie Brassard is one of Canada’s foremost theatre artists. For the past 15 years, she has created and performed innovative, imagistic theatre and film for Canadian and international audiences, using dance, music, sound, and lighting as ways of dislocating linear narrative. For more than a decade she has collaborated with playwright/director Robert Lepage in productions of The Dragon’s Trilogy, Polygraph, The Seven Streams of the River Ota, and The Geometry of Miracles. Marie Brassard is Artistic Director of INFRAROUGE and has previously performed her renowned works Peepshow and The Invisible at Theatre Junction GRAND.
“[Brassard] is a ferociously original, irresistible artist of the species Unclassifiable.“ – The Ottawa Start
“Audiences may not readily comprehend the strange landscape of the unconscious…[but] Ms. Brassard is a captivating guide through an enchanting, if unsettling, realm…” -The New York Times