Warm and cozy in her cuddly bubble, She dreams
Quietly cradled by the figments of night,
She trusts the comfort of the quilt
She awakes to self-discovery.
The senses, the body, the surrounding space. Who am I?
Enters the Other.
Something is felt.
The Other: Object of curiosity, as well as fear.
An awkward doubt:
Attempting to escape is too scary…
Waiting it out? Too stifling! Outside, the Other beckons. What does it want?
Little by little, She finds her courage.
Gingerly stepping out, She tests the waters.
And there She goes, at full sail
To discover the world.
Edredon is a play intended for children aged 12 months and up, enacted by two performers. It is a bedtime reflection on various themes such as intimacy, dreams, as well as relationships to others and unknown spaces. Édredon is the first creative work by the Incomplètes; a short play performed in close proximity to the audience and filled with sensations, embodied poetry, shadows, video imagery and musical light.
In creating the show Edredon, Les Incomplètes benefitted different residencies, namely with Théâtre jeunesse Les Gros Becs, the CPE Sophie daycare centre, and the Méli’môme Festival (Reims). Céline Schnepf (cie Un château en Espagne) and the Gros Mécano Theatre Company kindly offered mentorship throughout the creative process.
This creation was also made possible thanks to the support of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ), C.R.É. Capitale Nationale, Forum Jeunesse, l’Entente de développement culturel MCCCF- Ville de Québec, Recto-Verso productions, as well as many private partners.
Writers, stage directors and performers: :
Audrey Marchand et Laurence P Lafaille
Assistant directors :
Josiane Bernier et Philippe Lessard Drolet
Stage design :
Video and light design :
Philippe Lessard Drolet
Art collaboration :