An unusual sanctuary dedicated to
the creation of puppetry and object theater
La Fabrique de théâtre insolite, the creation hub and performance space of the theatre company Les Sages Fous, will open its doors in winter 2023 -2024.
This inspiring venue will specialize in the creation of new theatrical works in contemporary puppetry: a visual and hybrid art form at the crossroads of many worlds.
Years in the making, the project of La Fabrique de théâtre insolite is something of a fairytale. It is the fabulous story of a building being reborn into its community.
It is a place of dreams, dedicated to the birthing of new works in puppetry.
It is the story of a very “hands on” theatre company who, after touring in festivals and theatres all over the world, will finally have a venue that will give it a year-round, local and lasting presence in its town and region.
The Fabrique de théâtre insolite will be the hub of Les Sages Fous work; permitting them to explore, expand, and to dream up worlds otherwise impossible.
It will also be the heart of les Sages Fous infamous biannual festival dedicated to work in progress founded in 2002: ''Microfestival de marionnettes inachevées'' as well as the ''Saison de théâtre insolite''
which presents, since 2009, an intriguing array of unusual theatre pieces destined for unconventional spaces.
These two beloved events have invited over 106 artistic groups
from over 12 countries to perform in Trois-Rivières for the enthusiastic
and heteroclite audiences of the city.
They are at the very heart of the project of La Fabrique de théâtre insolite.
La Fabrique de théâtre insolite will also host innovative artists- puppeteers from here and abroad, for creative residencies. The entire population will have privileged access to the creation process of artists from all over the world who will propose exciting, unusual theatre for all ages.
Put on your construction boots and visit the site with photos, sketches and a 360° virtual tour.
This cultural infrastructure project is made possible through the financial support of Ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec,
Canadian Heritage, Ville de Trois-Rivières and Culture Trois-Rivières.
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