By NOUS Théâtre
A fleeting opportunity to coexist that draws on the roots of Haitian and Caribbean poetry, created by one of the country’s most important literary figures.
Poésie Pays is a show filled with music and poetry in which artists from NOUS Théâtre - director and actor Guy Régis and three musicians - create a welcoming environment in which to share words and sounds from Haiti, the Caribbean and the world. They recreate the atmosphere of Puerto Príncipe evenings, where musicians, poets and singers come together to read books by their favorite authors. The audience is invited to take part in this celebration of language and offer up their own favorite texts or poems in a huge feast of words, with the group inviting some of the audience to come up onto the stage if they want.
Cast and crew
Poet, actor and director: Guy Régis Jr. | Guitarist and singer: Wooly Saint Louis Jean | Singer and actress: Daphné Ménard | Pianist and actress: Hélène Lacroix | A NOUS Théâtre production, with support from the Quatre Chemins Association.
Guy Régis Jr
Changing the codes of Haitian theater
A Haitian writer, director, actor and short film maker, he founded NOUS Theatre in 2001. This company has changed the way contemporary theater is made in the country, particularly through the creation of the Service Violence series in 2003, a political statement and the dramatic basis for his work. For the last three years, he’s directed the Quatre Chemins Festival, one of the most important artistic events in Haiti and the Caribbean. He’s also successfully presented his work at the Festival d’Avignon and in countries such as Italy, Belgium, France, the Dominican Republic and the United States.
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