Here are 5 proposals to see at the Carrefour international de théâtre de Québec

Here are 5 proposals to see at the Carrefour international de théâtre de Québec


The Carrefour international de théâtre starts on Thursday. The 2023 edition, which takes place from May 25 to June 10, offers ten Quebec, Canadian and international plays that mix theater, dance, circus, digital arts and literature. This is the last program concocted by the artistic director, Marie Gignac, who is stepping down after 25 years of service. Here are five interesting proposals offered with a brand new pricing based on trust and honesty between free and $47.

Where do you go when you sleep while walking…?

Second and final year of the creation presented last year and which was greatly affected by the rain, Where do you go when you sleep walking…? is back at Parc des Moulins in the Charlesbourg borough. This free ambulatory fresco unfolds through five paintings on the former grounds of the Zoological Garden of Quebec. A Carrefour must-have.

The “Uprooted” painting from the ambulatory show “Where do you go when you sleep while walking…?”

  • Parc des Moulins
  • 25, 26 and 27 May, 1, 2 and 3 June and 8, 9 and 10 June (9 p.m. to 11 p.m. )

Until we die

Created by Brigitte Poupart, Until 'until we die is an immersive experience with circus, dance, music and theatre. The proposal, which features 12 performers from 7 different cultures, begins with a still image of a disaster and then we discover, in reverse, what preceded this event. There is no seat and the viewer can choose their point of view. The experience ends with a party, with a DJ, where you can dance with the actors. 

“Till we die”

  • Le Diamant
  • May 25 (7:30 p.m.), May 26 (7:30 p.m.), May 27 (3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.) and May 28 (3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.)

< strong>Phèdre!

French actor Romain Daroles dives into the world of the classic Phèdre in a reinterpretation of Swiss author and director François Gremaud. This masterpiece of classic literature, played 450 times in Europe, is revisited in the form of a comedy. Romain Daroles plays all the characters and dissects the creation of this classic written in 1674. 

Romain Daroles in the play Phèdre!

  • Periscope Theater
  • May 26 (7:30 p.m.), 27 (3 p.m.), 28 (3 p.m.) and May 29 (7:30 p.m.)

The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes

The Australian company, which stars actors who have intellectual and neurological dysfunctions and limitations, asks with this proposal whether normal humans will be considered intellectually dysfunctional with the prevalence of artificial intelligence. Will they be treated as disabled? The play, which takes place in the form of a public assembly, features three activists who speak out against the historical mistreatment, exploitation and abuse of all forms that often fall victim to the most vulnerable.

The show The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes.

  • La Bordée
  • 2 (7:30 p.m.), 3 (3 p.m.) and 4 June (3 p.m.)
  • In English with French surtitles


Émile Beauchemin suffered a heart attack At 25 years. In this premiere creation, the one-man band and designer will complete a 42-kilometre marathon on a treadmill. The last 21 kilometers will be run in front of the public. The piece questions transhumanism and the real possibilities of increasing one's physical and mental capacities and the relationship to performance. His heartbeat will trigger the music, lights and video.


  • Théâtre Periscope
  • June 6 and 7 (7:30 p.m.)