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Théâtre la Seizième

Discipline: Theatre
Homebase: Vancouver
Languages: French

Théâtre la Seizième supports the development of French Canadian culture amongst young francophones and francophiles throughout the country. The company offers touring shows in French for young audiences and teenagers, as well as drama workshops which can be booked directly through their website. Recipient of several Jessie Richardson and Masque awards, the company is one of Vancouver's most exciting presenting and production companies.


Reviews

The play was filled with imagination, emotions, comedy, sound effects... All adapted to children. Set and strike was convenient, everything was well organised and managed! Students enjoyed, thank you a lot! Grade 3/4 teacher
Theme of the play was on the agenda. Language used took into account the recipient: students. They had a good reaction to the play and asked lots of questions at the end and even after in the classroom. Actrices were confident, professional and well prepared. Music and set were appropriate and helped to put a context. Thank you so much for taking the time to come visiting us, it's really appreciated! Grade 7/8 teacher

Performances & Workshops

NEW show in 2017-18: Crème- Glacée
NEW show in 2017-18: Avant l'archipel
Democracy/L'élection available until June 2017
Bello available until June 2017

Immersion

Grade Suitability: Grade 8 - 12
Duration: 50 min.
Capacity: 350 students
Tech Requirements: electrical outlet, table and chair
Fee Range: $950 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$915.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$915.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$915.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$915.00
Vancouver Island North
$915.00
Interior
$915.00
North
$915.00
Kootenays
$915.00

He lives in Vancouver and is learning French. She comes from Montreal and doesn't care for the English language. This is the story of two lonely introverted teenagers who meet on a British Columbia beach during the summer holidays. They share a common passion for books and words, which they use to build their identity. For a few days, they will overcome the language barrier, surpass their own limits, and build a strong lasting friendship, a bridge, that will go above and beyond the few days spent together or the first thrills of their incipient passion. Immersion is a journey of self-discovery through others; it provides food for thought on issues surrounding communication and language. This play absorbs our imaginations into the dreamlike universe of the province's magnificent landscapes and soothes our soul with poetry as sweet and warm as a summer's

Élise contre l'extinction totale

Grade Suitability: K - 7
Duration: 50 min.
Capacity: 350 students
Tech Requirements: electrical outlet, table and chair
Fee Range: $935 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$900.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$900.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$900.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$900.00
Vancouver Island North
$900.00
Interior
$900.00
North
$900.00
Kootenays
$900.00

The earth is quickly warming up, ice caps are melting, the number of endangered species - 16,306 - keeps increasing; Élise is learning all of this in science classes. Frightened and outraged, Élise also feels guilty. What can she do to prevent the utter destruction of the environment? With the help of her friend Amal, Élise undertakes an incredible science project to save the planet and prevent a mass extinction. It is just about finding the perfect idea...without neglecting her friend Théo. This seems like an almost impossible mission; can they succeed? Élise contre l'extinction totale is a much needed play in tune with current environmental issues. Starring Élise, a rebellious and dynamic young girl, this play explores friendship and teamwork to remind us that everyone - without any age limit - can act for the planet.

Avant l'archipel

Grade Suitability: 8 - 12
Duration: 60 mins.
Capacity: 300 students
Tech Requirements: electrical outlet, table and chair
Fee Range: $945 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)


Le´nai¨que la Magnifique cries every day in order to nourish the dragon-fruit that grow in the orchard, on the peninsula. One Sunday like any other Sunday, the young woman goes to the market on the mainland to sell her precious produce. There, she meets Bre´valaire Spectaculaire, a fine "knitter of allegorical tuques". In an instant, within both of them, the dizzy feeling of an inextricable love is born. A true masterpiece of inventiveness, the play is characterized by a language as vibrant as it is picturesque. Combining storytelling, improvisation, poetry and song, Avant l'Archipel (Countries Shaped Like Stars) transforms the audience members into active witnesses of the emotional upheaval linked to the first amorous stir. Set up for the performance requires four hours and strike requires two hours.

Crème-Glacée

Grade Suitability: K - 7
Duration: 45 - 50 mins.
Capacity: 350 students
Tech Requirements: electrical outlet, table and chair
Fee Range: $935 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)


It's the story of a little girl, Crème-Glacée - who in fact cannot eat any because her name is already sweet enough! Mrs Mommy is a very busy woman who too often leaves her daughter to go save the environment, and never tells stories. Samantha the babysitter, a somewhat lawbreaking teenager who likes languorous music is regularly teleported to take care of Crème-Glacée. One night as Samantha is taking care of her, Crème-Glacée wins a bet, and gets the permission to eat ice cream... And she falls into the tub! There, she meets Old Mrs Ticked Off and discovers she knows Mrs Mommy quite well. Indeed, Old Mrs Ticked Off got into the habit of listening to all of Mrs Mommy's troubles. This encounter allows Crème-Glacée to see her mother in a completely different light.

L'élection

Grade Suitability: 8 - 12
Duration: 50 - 60 mins.
Capacity: 350 students
Tech Requirements: Electrical Outlet
Fee Range: $935 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)


Two best friends covet the presidency of their secondary school's student council: Olivia, who's dream is to make career in politics, and Émilie, who'd like to make her school safer for marginal students. They promise each other not let the campaign destroy their friendship, but quickly the debates get nastier and heated and their good intentions are put to the test. Up to where will they go to win the election? And which one deserves to be victorious?

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