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The art of listening: Porte Parole’s documentary theatre methodology







65 and up
Young adults

Type of activity



In Person
Porte Parole

Free. Reservations required (service charge applies).

Wednesday November 24, 2021, 7 p.m.


Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium

Vaccine passport required 

Face covering required for the duration of the event                                                                 


This evening event will be focused on the thoughts expressed by visitors to the exhibition “How long does it take for one voice to reach another?” It will be almost as if you were seeing it again, but through the eyes of others! Playwright Annabel Soutar, co-founder of Porte Parole, will present a collage of selections from their recorded comments. Alongside her on stage will be an actor lending his or her voice, warmth and feeling to a performance of those excerpts. In this way you will learn about both the mechanisms of documentary theatre and the dramaturgical work that characterizes Porte Parole productions. The evening will end with an audience discussion with the artists.

Annabel Soutar

In 2000, Montreal-based playwright and producer Annabel Soutar, together with actor Alex Ivanovici, founded Port Parole Productions and she has been at the helm of its artistic direction since then. She has written and helped create some fifteen documentary plays, including L’Assemblée / The Assembly, J’aime Hydro, Tout inclus, Fredy, Grains / Seeds and Le partage des eaux / The Watershed.

Sophie Morisset

Endearingly gifted with an ability to connect with others, Sophie Morisset has worked in the performing arts sector for many years, contributing to the creation of events, development of audiences, coordination of volunteers and administration for a number of cultural organizations.

Nicolas Michon

Nicolas Michon appears in numerous Quebec TV series, including La vie parfaite, Mon ex à moi, District 31, L’échappée, La dérape and M’entends-tu?. He played Jakob in L’Opéra de quat’sous at Usine C as well as various roles in the theatre productions Les événements and Fredy at Le Théâtre La Licorne. Together with Florence Longpré, he co-wrote the plays Chlore and Sylvie aime Maurice, presented at La Licorne under his stage direction.

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