Last year, LSTW organized a lecture of COCO, written by Nathalie Doummar. The girls who attended loved it! Back then, we had witnessed the excellent work of Doummar during last year’s edition of Festival Zone Homa. And it was a real discovery.
A moving play, it is as inspiring as it’s fun. We had no choice but to meet the creator.
Good news, the play is presently being adapted to theater.
LSTW is a part of the project and wants to push the project forward.
The original text has been improved and some new talents have been added to the cast.
We will keep you informed throughout the process. Stay tuned for more details on the theater in question, as well as the show’s projected dates.
A month after the death of their childhood friend, four young women in their early thirties meet in a house in the country. On the table, they place a shoe box containing the letters of the deceased. Through Coco’s words, these girls—each as frank as she is different—are brought back in time to the birth of their friendship and to their discovery of love, sexuality and life.
Coco is a meeting with a gang of girls. It’s a dramatic comedy that takes a look, free of taboos, at our different relationships with love—from naiveté to precocious sexuality, from abstinence to debauchery, from romanticism to infidelity—with the recurring themes of homosexuality, solitude, body image and, above all, the dream of maternity constant throughout. Over the years, imperceptibly, these friends have forged the most solid of loving relationships with one another, one that survives after death.
Presented as a public reading at the Zone Homa and the Cabaret du Mile-End in 2014, Coco is the first text by Nathalie Doummar, a graduate of the Conservatoire d’art dramatique de Montréal. Mathieu Quesnel, whom we saw on the La Licorne stage in Débris and Au champ de Mars, two productions by La Manufacture, directs.
Text: Nathalie Doummar
Stage director: Mathieu Quesnel
Assistant: Maude St-Pierre Léonard
Cast: Anne-Marie Binette, Kim Despatis, Marie Soleil Dion, Nathalie Doummar and Sarah Laurendeau