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Play Dead

Set in a shifting universe of domestic trappings and interlocking stories, People Watching’s first creation ‘Play Dead’ observes the way we navigate social connections. Through it’s surrealistic blend of acrobatics, movement and physical theater, the piece moves with larger than life physicality while bathing in an intimate atmosphere. By giving place for seemingly unexceptional stories to unfold, we look closer and marvel at how beautiful, twisted, and sometimes laughable reality can be. Balanced on the cusp of the familiar and the otherworldly, this performance is a reflection on the twilight of youth and all the uncertainties, flawed ideals and sheer exhilaration that such an age encompasses. But rather than settling into bored fatalism, this piece celebrates life, the same way people desperately dance to the last song before the party ends.

Concept and Direction

Brin Schoellkopf

Natasha Patterson

Jarrod Takle

Jérémi Levesque

Ruben Ingwersen

Sabine Van Rensburg

Lighting Design

Emile Lafortune

Set Design

Emily Tucker



Alastair Davies


Azana Pilar

Music and Sound Design

Colin Gagne

Olivier Landry-Gagnon

Stefan Boucher

Francisco Cruz

Styling Consultant

Row Särkelä

Costume Adjustments

Camille TB

Photography and Video

Francisco Cruz

Alexis Vigneault

Chase Levy

Damian Siqueiros

Cecilia Martin

Dina Sok

Alexandre Galliez

Emily Tucker

Funded By

Conseil des arts et des letrres du Quebec (CALQ)


Les 7 Doigts de la Main

White Wall Studio

Phantom Theater

Dramaturgic Assistance

Peter James

Isabelle Chasse

Gypsy Snider

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