In the serene surroundings of their favourite retreats, five characters devote themselves to their private rituals. Whether in a garden, underground, or as seen through a window, their movements are a kind of search for transcendence. Will their transformations prove fragile or lasting? Observing them at a comfortable distance, you alone bear witness: you alone can decide…

Created by five pairs of Vancouver-based artists, Nos Repaires is a series of outdoor micro-performances that explore what is essential in a world where the ground is shifting beneath our feet. These intimate tableaux combine to form a mysterious and dreamlike panorama juxtaposing birth and death, goldfish and glitter, sequins and the sacred, pleasure and pain.

Wednesday, September 23 PIECE # 1 19h / 20h – POSTPONED
Thursday, September 24 PIECE #2 19h30 / 20h15
Friday, September 25 PIECE #3 19h / 19h45 / 20h30
Saturday, September 26 PIECE #4 19h30 / 20h15
Sunday, September 27 PIECE #5 15h / 16h
Wednesday, September 30 PIECE #3 19h / 19h45 / 20h30
Thursday, October 01 PIECE #1 19h / 20h / 21h
Friday, October 02 PIECE #1 19h / 20h / 21h
Friday, October 02 PIECE #4 19h30 / 20h15 / 21h
Saturday, October 03 PIECE #5 15h / 16h / 17h
Saturday, October 03 PIECE #2 19h30 / 20h15


Practical Information

Each performance lasts approximately 15 minutes and takes place outdoors in front of a small audience. The exact locations will be sent by email to ticket holders a few days before their selected performance(s).


Nightly, an isolated woman creates a rite of escape in her car.

Creation: Siona Gareau-Brennan and Cory Haas
Neighborhood: Kitsilano (close to Kitsilano Beach)

Info: a car and a smartphone are required to access this performance, that will take place in “drive-in” format.


What’s going on behind these closed doors? Isolation allows people to express themselves with total freedom. So look out, because tonight these doors will swing wide open!

Creation: Joey Lespérance and Rachel Peake
Neighborhood: West End (English Bay)


The amazing true story of an ordinary life.

Creation: Thérèse Champagne and Gilles Poulin-Denis
Neighborhood: Fairview (Granville Island)

With in-kind support from CMHC – Granville Island


Our receptionist is here to welcome you to the afterlife. Please take a seat in our waiting room and prepare to be admitted to eternity.

Creation: Ghislaine Doté and Marie Farsi
Neighborhood: Fairview (Maison de la francophonie)


After her block party, Agatha is taking a bath. Amid the bubbles, she reclaims the joy of being alone… and the freedom of the ocean.

Creation: Mika Laulainen and Emilie Leclerc
Neighborhood: West End (Denman street sector)


Production Théâtre la Seizième
Concept and original idea Esther Duquette and Anita Rochon
Artistic coordinator Anita Rochon
Creation Thérèse Champagne, Ghislaine Doté, Marie Farsi, Siona Gareau-Brennan, Cory Haas, Mika Laulainen, Emilie Leclerc, Joey Lespérance, Rachel Peake and Gilles Poulin-Denis
Cast Thérèse Champagne, Ghislaine Doté, Siona Gareau-Brennan, Cory Haas, Emilie Leclerc and Joey Lespérance
Set Jay Dodge
Costumes Carmen Alatorre
Sound designer Nancy Tam
Stage Manager Mélanie Thompson
Lighting & Technical Director Jeremy Baxter
Production Coordinator Jessie Dumais
Movement Noam Gagnon


226-1555, West 7th avenue
Vancouver, BC. V6J 1S1

We are fortunate to live, create and gather on the traditional and ancestral unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish) and səl̓ilw̓ ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations

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