COVID-19: actors will give readings over the phone

COVID-19: des comédiens offriront des lectures au téléphone

Over the next few days, fifty of the actors from the province and the young people of the next generation of theatre schools will offer listeners across Quebec readings custom, on the phone.

This initiative is a result of the movement in The hollow of the ear launched by Wajdi Mouawad at the Théâtre La Colline in Paris. It aims to break the isolation in this confinement period.

The Theatre Periscope launches today, at 16h, the branch of quebec of the movement. He responded to the invitation of the actresses Linda Laplante and Marie-Josée Bastien of Quebec city involved in the initiative of Wajdi Mouawad.

These individual readings of 15 minutes will be offered free of charge Tuesday to Saturday between 16h and 20h, until may 3.

Places are limited and it is necessary, to reserve a time slot, fill out a form available on the website of the Theatre Periscope (

An artist volunteer will then contact the person or members of a family to make the reading of extracts from essays, stories, novels, poetry, plays or lyrics of songs.

“I’ve read a short text to a listener brazilian who spoke little French. After hanging up, I thought that I had offered a few words. So I decided to send him two poems that I have recorded. He wrote back to me to tell me he listened to them in a loop in his car and that it was for him a moment of happiness in his day. Here is my reward,” said the actress québec Linda Laplante, who participates in the initiative of the Theatre Hill.

This initiative, which was born in Paris on the 23rd of march last, has been taken up elsewhere in the world.

The actress québec Linda Laplante participates in the French initiative.

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