Érika Tremblay-Roy finalist for the Louise-LaHaye award
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Karine Tremblay La Tribune The play The problem with the pink may have seen her overseas tour slowed down by the pandemic, it continues to shine and highlight the work of Estrie playwright Érika Tremblay-Roy.
For the quality of her play which addresses gender identity, the artistic director of the Petit Théâtre de Sherbrooke is among the three finalists for the Louise-LaHaye prize.
This underlines the excellence of a text for young audiences brought to the stage during the previous season.
This is the third time that Érika Tremblay-Roy has found himself in the ranks.
“I won the prize in 2012 (for Autopsy of a napkin ), I was also a finalist in 2015 (with Letters for Éléna ). To be in the running is always a great recognition from peers. I am particularly surprised and happy to be with this piece, because it is written to dialogue with dance. It's not wordy at all, there isn't that much text, but the challenge is no less to say a lot of things with few words. “
“I am touched to see that the jury recognized the purpose and the sensitivity of this creation,” she adds.
The text, rather elliptical, opens the door to reflection, without being prescriptive or moralizing.
Choreographer Christophe Garcia (la [Parenthèse], in France) has also put his stamp on the theatrical show which has been running since 2018.
Martin Bellemare (for Charlie and Djingpouite ) and Marie-Hélène Larose-Truchon (for Amande-Amandine ) are the other two finalists for the prize, which comes with a grant of $ 10,000. The winner will be announced on November 27. She will also find herself associated with the Maison Théâtre de Montréal for a year.