Building the dream… creative laboratory for The dreamer in his bath.
Building the dream is Hugo Bélanger’s proposed title for the laboratory.
Inspired by the magic of Georges Méliès (who was an illusionist before becoming a filmmaker) and Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin, also by the comic strips of Winsor McCay; Hugo Bélanger imagines a hermit character, living in a cabinet of curiosities. He doesn’t move from there. He dreams, in his bath, and his imagination takes us into a fanciful and whimsical universe.
As always, Hugo Bélanger and Théâtre Tout à trac merge masks, puppets and unusual machinery to create a world that borders between magic and dream. With this show-laboratory, the audience is invited to witness the research carried out by the company, and to be drawn into a breathtaking ballet of special effects and trompe-l’oeil.
Building the dream - creative laboratory at TNM (Théâtre du Nouveau Monde)
On stage May 4-9, 2021
Broadcast on the web May 21- June 7, 2021
The Dreamer in his bath - Premiere at TNM - May 2023
|Normand D'Amour||The Dreamer|
|Renaud Lacelle-Bourdon||The son|
|Sébastien René||The young man|
|Carl Béchard||Winsor McCay and others|
|Éloi Cousineau||Mélies and others|
|Carl Poliquin||Robert-Houdin and others|
|Marie-Ève Trudel||Hannah Höch and others|
|Playright and director||Hugo Bélanger|
|Assistant stage director||Stéphanie Raymond|
|Dramaturgy consultant||Pierre-Yves Lemieux|
|Production manager||Michel Tremblay|
|Costumes design||Marie Chantale Vaillancourt|
|Lighting design||Luc Prairie|
|Original music and Sound design||Ludovic Bonnier|
|Video design||Thomas Payette|
|Props design||Alain Jenkins|
|Costumes assistant||Pascale Bassani|
|Scenography assistant||Marine Plasse|