MTL Fringe 2018: Twisted Tree Studio presents World Premiere of “Rootless Tree”

Featured 2018 St. Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival Production

(Photo Credit: Isabel Farias Lehoux)

From June 1st – 17th at the Freestanding Room, Twisted Tree Studio presents the World Premiere of “Rootless Tree” at the 2018 St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival.

Forced to share a home since discovering that they share a husband, Norma and June spend each day waiting for his return, as if performing a daily sacrifice on a loop. One day, a mysterious stranger arrives in the middle of the night with unexpected news that uproots their sacrament.

Written by American playwright and screenwriter JohnPeter Livingston, Rootless Tree is a dark comedy exploring the underlying tensions, fears and desires of two women tied to a man who remains a mystery, a ghost even to them: a balancing act between Norma and June’s very real desires and the delusion that this perceived husband will somehow fulfill these dreams. A journey in which communication, memory, self-identity eventually break down, collapsing in on themselves.

(Photo Credit: Isabel Farias Lehoux)

The production is directed by Isabel Farias Lehoux, professional actor, acting coach and director for film and theatre. After having done extensive work in theatre and film acting in Brazil, Isabel moved to Montreal and co-founded Straeon Studios.


Rebecca Rowley (JUNE) is an actor, writer and jazz singer. Originally from France, Rebecca trained as an actor in the US and Canada, and mainly pursues a career in film & theatre.

Julia Thomas (FRAN) is an actor and artist based in Montreal. Originally from Toronto, Julia studied contemporary dance at Concordia University and trained in acting with Straeon Studios.

Jen Viens (NORMA) is an actor, director and producer originally from BC. She studied theatre at UBC and trained at the Actor’s Foundry in Vancouver. Jen currently works in Montreal & Toronto.

The 2018 St. Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival presents
Twisted Tree Studio’s “Rootless Tree”

Written by JohnPeter Livingston
Directed by Isabel Farias Lehoux

Venue: Freestanding Room
4324 Saint-Laurent #300 Montreal, H2W 1Z3

Performance times:
Friday June 1st – 11pm
Saturday June 2nd – 7pm
Thursday June 7th – 9pm
Friday June 8th – 7pm
Saturday June 9th – 9pm
Sunday June 10th – 7pm
Wednesday June 13th – 11pm
Thursday June 14th – 7pm
Friday June 15th – 9pm
Saturday June 16th – 3pm & 9pm
Sunday June 17th – 5pm

Admission: $10 (General)

Ages: 16+ | Language: English | Run time: 60 minutes | Latecomers: No

Tickets and Info: 514 849-FEST

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