Coopérative Méduse, salle Multi
2:00 (without intermission)
In French with excerpts in German and in English
Idea and text Dominique Leclerc (Montreal)
Due to a chronic medical condition, Dominique Leclerc is entirely dependent on big pharma’s expensive and antiquated technologies. Having grown increasingly tired of her fate, she decided four years ago to search for alternatives to traditional Western medicine. A cross between autofiction, documentary theatre and performance piece, Post Humains is the result of Leclerc’s personal quest.
Along with three other actors, she offers an in-depth exploration of a reality in which we are trying to create the human of tomorrow and provides a captivating lesson about the brave new world of biohackers, cyborg technology and the transhumanism movement. Refusing to let their natural limitations define their options, these believers seek to enhance their senses and abilities, to artificially transcend the current human form by means of science and technology.
But who truly has dominion over these technologies? What would this enslavement of our bodies mean for our future? What is to be lost or gained? And just how far are we willing to go?
Tackling the philosophical and ethical aspects of these practices, the play questions our current dependency on electronic devices, the system that feeds it, and even the future of our species. A fascinating and dizzying high tech experience, Post Humains exposes worlds unknown, while reminding us of humanity’s beautiful fragility and of our collective fears, inevitably confronting us with our own finite nature.
Direction Édith Patenaude and Dominique Leclerc
Assistance with the direction Patrice Charbonneau-Brunelle
With Dennis Kastrup, Dominique Leclerc, Didier Lucien, Édith Paquet et Enno Park
Video Push 1 Stop
Scenography Patrice Charbonneau-Brunelle
Lights Cédric Delorme-Bouchard
Sound design Gaël Lane Lépine
Stage management Marie-Claude D’Orazio
Dramaturgic advisor Mathieu Leroux
Technical management Gabriel Duquette
Production and administrative management Andrée-Anne Garneau
With the support of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts de Montréal, the Théâtre Espace Libre, the Théâtre aux Écuries, Hexagram UQAM and the Mécènes investis pour les arts.