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Artaud: Un Portrait en Décomposition ()

Produced by


Presented by

The SummerWorks Performance Festival

Playwrights: Michele Smith and Adam Paolozza and Antonin Artaud
Director: Michele Smith


Pia Bouman: Scotiabank Studio Theatre


August 10th, 2012 – August 19th, 2012


Cruelty, madness, and beauty. Through his poems and letters and through the memories of his closest friends Artaud: un portrait en décomposition presents an unflinching theatrical “portrait” of Antonin Artaud. Artaud: un portrait en décomposition incarnates the incandescent poetry and sublime violence of Artaud’s life and work. (Summerworks 2012 Festival Program)


Adam Paolozza Performer
Coleen MacPherson Performer
Marc Lemyre Voice Over
Guy Mignault Voice Over

Creative Team

Michele Smith Playwright
Adam Paolozza Playwright
Antonin Artaud Playwright
Michele Smith Director
Kimberly Purtell Lighting Designer
Adam Paolozza Sound Designer


Lise Cormier Stage Manager
Geoffrey Armour Surtitles
Marc Lemyre Photography
Erin MacPherson Photographer
Lacey Creighton Poster Design