International cirque retelling: The Dream Project, Oct. 9-13

The Dream Project

Based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

Created and directed by Katie
McHugh

Wednesday, October 9 – Sunday, October 13, 2019

New York
City-based Yonder Window Theatre Company has journeyed to Qu bec to
develop and premiere The Dream Project 3.0, Montr al, a
multilingual, multidisciplinary collaboration between North American artists
from Mexico, United States and Canada. This unique production performs from October
9-13
at the expansive Universc ne.

In this project,
Shakespeare’s ageless tale of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is deconstructed
and reinvented into a high-flying spectacle. Complete with original music,
dance, and aerial choreography; Spanish, French, and English text; and cutting
edge design, The Dream Project encompasses the most compelling
art forms of North American culture.

In 2017,Yonder
Window Theatre CompanybeganThe Dream Project 1.0 in an
art gallery in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. The production then traveled to
Brooklyn for version 2.0, New York in 2018 to continue its development.
Now, Yonder Window is shaping the third and final round of creation, The
Dream Project
3.0, Montr al with a full design team and triple
the aerial rigging, making it the grandest version of the show so far.

This exceptional
production will be performed at Universc ne, a warehouse in Hochelaga often
employed by circus companies such as Cirque du Soleil and Cirque Eloize. “As a
company that focuses on playing in 360 degrees of space, having a venue we can
mold to fit our theatrical vision is thrilling; audiences should feel like they
are entering into another world, a dream fantasy where anything is possible,”
said Katie McHugh, The Dream Project creator and director.

Local Montr al
performers include Brett Watson (Oberon), who has been with the project
since its conception back in 2017, and Oliver Koomsatira (Puck), Michelle
Rambharose
(Hermia) and Robine Kaseka (Helena), who were welcomed to
the cast this year along with cirque performers Nadine Louis and Caterina
Pio
.

McHugh is
inspired by each new, distinctive company member through the course of this
project, “Collaborating over linguistic and cultural barriers provides us with
comfort. Instead of fearing our differences, we celebrate them at a time when
the world needs this more than ever. The importance of pursuing ‘our dream’ now
could not be more pertinent,” she said.

Yonder Window Theatre Company is dedicated
to the exploration of cross-cultural and social relationships. Through the use
of interdisciplinary performative arts, they seek to create innovative and
relevant productions that explore the universal themes of the human experience
both domestically and abroad.

Yonder Window
Theatre Company

THE DREAM
PROJECT
3.0, Montr al– 7 performances
only

October 9-13:
Wed.-Sun. at 8pm; Sat. and Sun. at 3pm

Tickets: $25 Online or
at the door

At
Universc ne 2350
Rue Dickson
, Suite 230, H1N 3T1 (m tro
Assomption)

The full company for this final phase of the production is: Director and Creator Katie McHugh, Assistant to the Artistic Director Megan Schadler, performers Elke Van Dyke, Nadine Louis, Oliver Koomsatira, Caterina Pio, Robine Kaseka, Evan Regueira, Michelle Rambharose, Hugo Luna, Maia Ramnath and Brett Watson;Tour Manager Jeremy Blunt, Music Director Nicholas Aguilar, Assistant Music Director Antonio Mill n, Scenic Design Diana Uribe,Costumes Sophie El Assaad, Lighting Robin A. Paterson, Assistant Lighting Design Amber Hood, Dramaturg Max Sklar, Stage Manager Kelsey Rae, Aerial Choreographer Anouk Vall e-Charest and Cirque Coordinator Evan Tomlinson Weintraub.

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