Under the force of glaciers, boulders strike bedrock and carve crescent grooves marking their struggle. Similarly, the forces of history and memory collide in moments of strife and war, gouging their own scars: chattermarks.
Chattermarks inhabits the necessary reckoning within a post-conflict landscape. When questions like “What do I make for lunch?” are as insurmountable as “How do we memorialize our pain?”– when friends who are enemies are friends once more — where peace is an arbitrary dike, leaking and threatening to burst — how does a community, and an individual continue?
A combination of academic research, collective writing and physical training are staples of Cabal Theatre’s creative process. They are committed to creating performances that resonate from the personal to the universal, to work with a diverse range of artists from across the country and abroad, weaving the individual voices into the fabric of a collective score. This piece draws from Elizabethan tragedy, opera, post war cinema and literature.
Cabal Theatre received several META award nominations for 2018-2019:
Outstanding Lead Performance – Actor
Gabe Maharjan – La Somnambule
Outstanding Costume Design
Sophie El-Assaad – La Somnambule
Outstanding Contribution to Theatre
Immersive Theatre – La Somnambule
Outstanding Independent Production
Written by: Joseph Shragge | Directed by: Anthony Kennedy | Dramaturgy by: Kyle Croutch | Choreography: Michelle Rambharose | Featuring: Benita Bailey, Jillian Harris, Roxane Loumède, Alexandra Petrachuk, Meagan Schroeder | Costumes by: Sophie El-Assaad | Set by: Bruno-Pierre Houle | Sound by: Devon Bate | Lighting by: Jon Cleveland | Technical Director: Tristynn Duheme | Stage Manager: Trevor Barrette | French Translation and Consultant: Gabrielle Chapdelain