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"Unrehearsed Beauty / Le génie des autres"

A creation by PME – Jacob Wren, Martin Bélanger, Samuel Roy Bois, Simone Moir and Tracy Wright with the artistic collaboration of Alexandra Rockingham Gill and Julie Andrée T. A performance in the form of a rock band. An attempt to turn the theatre into a public forum for the expression of political and personal ideas. An opportunity to find out whether it is possible, over the course of an hour, for us to form some sort of contingent, temporary community with the audience. As all of these things and more, Unrehearsed Beauty / Le Génie des Autres combines intense moral ambivalence with a touching desire to live in a world in which ones thoughts and feelings might actually have some genuine societal effect.

Like many of us living in the world today, a world defined by too much or not enough work and a general environment of virtually meaningless consumer over-stimulation, the performance of Unrehearsed Beauty exists on the cusp of an over-taxed personal honesty straining for something simpler: a chance to speak quietly about the things which really matter, play some songs which make us kind of happy even if we don’t play them as well as we might, and create a small fissure in the impossible through which something negative (or even something positive) might gently emerge.

Unrehearsed Beauty / Le Génie des Autres is co-production with: BIT Teatergarasjen (Norway), Carrefour international de théâtre de Québec, Kampnagel (Hamburg), MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) and Les Productions Recto-Verso / Méduse (Quebec City).

PME has been recognised throughout Europe with it’s last production "En français comme en anglais, it’s easy to criticize" which has been performed in Norway, the Czech Republic, Germany, Portugal, France, England, Wales, Croatia,Sweden and Belgium as well as in New York, Toronto, Quebec City and three times in Montreal at Tangente, Usine C and the Festival de Théâtre des Amériques.

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