Ten hybrid proposals for the 2022-2023 season of the Periscope Theater

Ten hybrid proposals for the 2022-2023 season of the Théâtre P&ériscope


For its 2022-2023 season, the Théâtre Périscope offers a 100% Quebec program, varied and crossovers of disciplines with dance, music and video.

Season entirely concocted by Marie-Hélène Gendreau, who left the Périscope last winter, the ten pieces and three laboratories that will be on display have received the approval of co-artistic directors Samuel Corbeil and Gabrielle Ferron in position since January.

“We are excited to unveil this season that we consider ours,” said Samuel Corbeil, during an interview, a few hours before the unveiling of the season in front of the public.

Gabrielle Ferron specifies that the 2022-2023 season will give full voice to creators from Quebec. An important element after the last two years disrupted by the pandemic.

Called We the Living, it will feature theatrical objects that will promote resilience. It will highlight the beauty of being together when everything is falling apart. We will celebrate living together and we will explore the question of what remains alive when we are faced with mourning.

It will explore, in a variety of forms, what unites us and what makes life unique. human experience.

“This hybridity of forms testifies to the great artistic freedom which is one of the missions of Periscope”, pointed out Samuel Corbeil.

The two co-directors are betting that customers will be back at Periscope after closings and reminders. A series of activities will be set up over the weeks to bring the theater on rue Crémazie to life.

“We don't have a subscription formula and we have a bar area where you can do all sorts of things. There are other ways of reaching out to the public,” pointed out Gabrielle Fillion.


The 2022-2023 season will begin on September 14 with The Twins of Arcadia by Philippe Soldevilla.

On view until October 1, this environmental fable centers on twins destined to inherit the crown of New Arcadia. The sister dreams of becoming queen. Brother. He is not interested in the title of king.

The whole thing takes place in a dystopian world where books and music are forbidden and where the moon, the animals and the sea serve as legends . The quest for paradise lost becomes a matter of survival. Everything will be set to music by the Tutta Musica orchestra.

Anne-Marie Olivier will present, from October 25 to November 12, her creation Maurice. A play that tells the story of an aphasic man who suffered a stroke and went through a nine-day coma. A man who fights a daily battle to exchange with people, to talk about love, politics, religion or quantum physics. Anne-Marie Olivier will be on stage with Michèle Motard.

The Amar Sisters Collective will present L’usine from October 11 to 29. A play in which Josephine and Joseph, two invalids, keep themselves alive in the name of their love in a post-apocalyptic universe.

It takes place in a city where the streets are deserted, the animals are dead and the river is a dump. They find refuge in an old city bus that will gradually take on the appearance of a hospital room.

We are Shining Forever in search of the entrance to the Kingdom of Words (16 au November 26) and Orchester d'Hommes Orchesters' Kitchen Chicken (December 6-17) will round out the 2022 portion of this season.

I Want to Participate in Chaos (January 17-February 4), The Boy of the last row (February 14 to March 4), Décimées (March 14 to April 1), Satie, agacerie en tête de bois (April 18 to May 5) and Memoirs of a volcano (April 26 to May 14) will complete the 2022-2023 season.

The Périscope will also present three laboratories and the Never Read Festival will be back from November 30 to December 5.

All information is online at address theatreperiscope.qc.ca.