Clean Slate (Table Rase, premiered at Théâtre Espace Libre in their 2015-2016 season) by Catherine Chabot in collaboration with Brigitte Poupart, Vicky Bertrand, Marie-Anick Blais, Rose-Anne Déry, Sarah Laurendeau and Marie-Noëlle Voisin.
Translation by Jennie Herbin, prize recipient of PWM’s 2017 Cole Foundation Emerging Translator Competition.
Translation dramaturgy by Maureen Labonté
Directed by Leslie Baker
Featuring Stefanie Buxton, Cleopatra Boudreau, Gita Miller, Julie Trepanier, Rebecca Gibian, Anie Richer, and Brett Donahue
Date: Friday, November 9, 2018
Venue: PWM Studio, 7250 Clark Street, Suite 103, Montreal, QC H2R 2Y3
Limited seating. Click here to RSVP.
This is a FREE event. Donations are welcome at the door.
Content Warning: This play features sexually explicit conversations.
Six friends gather at a site of their shared childhood: They drink, they laugh, but most importantly, they admit things they’ve never before had the courage to say. In a time where the heroes of the past exist less and less, the young women must support each other as they independently become the heroes they need. Inspired by the seemingly incomprehensible decision of their friend, the girls make a pact to shed their traumas and bad habits and start afresh. With the honesty and intimacy of a death bed, Clean Slate allows the audience to eavesdrop on a brave, messy, and above all authentic portrait of millennial sisterhood.
Jennie is fascinated by language, storytelling, and their ability to pierce boundaries, shaping collective imaginations. A Nova Scotia native, Jennie is a graduate of Neptune Theatre’s Pre-Professional Acting Training Program in Halifax. A move to Montréal in 2011 led to studies in Hispanic Literature and French Literature at McGill, and then an M.A. in Translation Studies from Concordia University. Her experience as a digital content creator and translator spans several fields.
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