“Violette” translated by Leanna Brodie
May 12 @ 12:00 am - May 30 @ 12:00 am EDT
Violette welcomes you into her apartment. She invites you – and only you – to enter the privacy of her bedroom… and then, of her imagination. Explore this real-world space as if you were at the home of a friend. Then put on your VR headset… and become the sole witness to the apartment’s untold story: both magical and tragic. Finally, take the headset off: return to real life and a real apartment. You may never look at this world – the one you share with Violette and the rest of us – quite the same way again.
Joe Jack & John continues to explore and innovate; this time by developing a novel dramatic form that incorporates the use of virtual reality (VR). VIOLETTE is a site-specific theatrical work for an audience of one, using digital art to offer a new kind of intimate experience. In this piece exploring themes of isolation and consent, each participant is given the chance to enter one woman’s unique inner world and access her unusual perspective on a reality often experienced by marginalized women.
Duration : 25 minutes
Set Designer and Director: Catherine Bourgeois
Writer: Amélie Dumoulin
Performers: Stephanie Boghen, Tamara Brown, Stéphanie Colle and Anne Tremblay
Costume Designer: Amy Keith
Sound Designer: Éric Forget
Set Design Assistants: Noémie Avidar and Alizée Millot
Direction of Photography/VFX Superviser: Sébastien Gros
Compositor/animator: Genevieve Coulombe
Developer: Peter Wilkinson
Editor: Martin Morissette
Integration / VR Experience Consultant: UNLTD inc.
Translator: Leanna Brodie
Technical Director: Brandon Hepworth
Stage Manager and Rehearsal Coach: Lorie Ganley
Production Director: Pénélope Bourque
Set building:Sophie Bergeron and Gauvin Fabrique
Virtual Reality Consultant: Olivia McGilchrist
Graphic Designer: Gris Gris Design
- The virtual reality headset and the headphones used during the experience are sterilized after each participant using a Cleanbox, an independently lab tested device that employs UVC light to eliminate coronavirus bacteria.
- All the objects and surfaces that the audience will come in contact with during the experience are disinfected after each use with quaternary ammonium, steam or disinfectant wipes.