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Ex Machina / Théâtre Sans Frontières
Directed By Robert Lepage
Epic and global in scope, modern theater maestro Robert Lepage's
marvelous, funny, and intensely moving Lipsynch pushes the
boundaries of stage narrative, taking audiences on a riveting
theatrical journey. Last at BAM with Geometry of Miracles (1999
Next Wave Festival), Lepage returns with nine individual tales
woven into a spellbinding marathon experience that traverses
decades and the world-from war-ravaged Vienna to pre-revolutionary
Nicaragua to contemporary London-revealing the fascinating
intricacies of human connection.
From the primal wail of a baby's first hours to the refined coloratura of a diva's aria, the human voice in all its manifestations serves as Lepage's thematic undercurrent, giving life to the characters' heartrending quests for verity in a world of vocal misfires.
Written by Frédérike Bédard, Carlos Belda, Rebecca Blankenship,
Lise Castonguay, John Cobb, Nuria Garcia, Marie Gignac, Sarah Kemp,
Robert Lepage, Rick Miller, Hans Piesbergen
Sound design by Jean-Sébastien Côté
Set design by Jean Hazel
Lighting design by Étienne Boucher
Costume design by Yasmina Giguère
Props design by Virginie Leclerc
Produced in association with Cultural Industry Ltd and Northern Stage
Co-produced by Arts 276/Automne en Normandie; Barbicanbite08, London; Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York; Cabildo Insular de Tenerife; Chekhov International Theatre Festival, Moscow; Festival de Otoño, Madrid; Festival TransAmériques, Montréal; La Comète (scène nationale de Châlons-en-Champagne); Le Théâtre Denise-Pelletier, Montréal; Le Volcan - Scène nationale du Havre; Luminato, Toronto Festival of Arts & Creativity; The Sydney Festival, Sydney.