The Workroom

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Date(s) - 05/26/2015 - 05/31/2015
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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One Art Space


A tribute to the victims of the Holocaust, and a commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII, “The Workroom”, takes place in the centre of Paris, in the Workroom of a tailor shop owned by Jewish Eastern-European immigrants. It begins after the liberation of Paris. Léon and Hélène have reopened the workroom, and now employ Madame Laurence, Gisèle, Mimi, Marie, and Simone. All these different destinies cross paths with one another and raise the same single question: how does one keep on living after the trauma of the war and the Holocaust?

Author: Jean-Claude Grumberg
Director: Samantha Grassian
Translator: Catherine Temerson
Dance Choreographer: Line Haddad
Exhibiting artist: Julian Harris
Assistant Director and Graphic Designer: Justine Perrin
Performers: Judy Alvarez, Nathalie Bryant, Diana Craig, Grant Emerson, Brigette Estola, Gil Gilead, George R Golden, David Green, Cara Moretto, Katerina Tannenbaum, and Alex Valdivia.
Set and Lighting Designer: Hao Bai
Music Composer: Whitney George
Hair and Makeup: Christine Gagnon
Photo and Video Projection Designer: Robert Morton
Costume Designer: Vorachon Roongsri
Hair and Makeup: Christine Gagnon
Producer: DifFRactions Théâtre


Performance dates :

Tuesday, May 26th at 8 pm

Wednesday, May 27th at 8:30 pm (combined with the Love Letters exhibition opening at 6 pm – discover the artworks of artist Julian Harris, the backstage and the play’s set design)

Thursday, May 28th at 2 pm (in presence of Francoise Grab who will come to talk about her childhood in France being a resistant at 9 years old) & at 8 pm

Friday, May 29th at 8 pm

Saturday, May 30th at 2 pm & at 8 pm

Sunday, May 31st at 2 pm

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