Announcing our 2013-2014 Season:
Peek behind the curtain at a couture fashion show, experience new theatre in the raw, visit an asteriod. It’s all ahead in a new season of fashion, intrigue, wit and nostalgia inspired by the dazzling art, culture and personalities from across the French-speaking world: Théâtre du Rêve means “Theatre of the Dream.”
This year, come dream with us.
TdR does the High. Written and directed by Christof Veillon. Théâtre du Rêve animates the gardens of yesterday and today. Take a sensorial reverent and irreverent trip through the Gardens at The High Museum of Art, Atlanta.
Three performances only:
November 16th at Culture Shock ($15 entry includes museum access and entertainment)
December 19th at 6:30pm (FREE)
January 16th at 7:15pm (FREE)
Un grand merci to our friends at Atlanta Beltline Bicycle, our bike sponsor for Jardin des Tuileries – Time Travel.
SO COCO: Experience a view behind the runway. March 13, 2014
“Time of Release,” the Tian Justman Fall/Winter 2014 Premiere Runway Collection in dialogue with Coco, a play by Bernard-Marie Koltès starring Scott Turner Schofield and Park Krausen. In English.
A spectacular event directed by Christof Veillon, inspired by fashion icon Coco Chanel.
Followed by a post-show fête.
General entry with glass of bubbly -$35
Exclusive Spectacle and Runway-side VIP tables with perfectly paired courses and wine, hosted by Patrick La Bouff’s Dinner Party Atlanta and Chef Craig Richards – tickets $250-$1500 (see details below).
Be there -
March 13, 2014 at 8:00pm
VIP cocktails at 7:00pm
Goodson Yard at The Goat Farm Arts Center, 1200 Foster St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Space is limited – For tickets call 404-875-3829 or purchase online at firstname.lastname@example.org
Table d’hôtes: $1,500 per head (only 10 seats available)
- Enjoy superior vantage points of the runway, show and spectacle.
- Savory additions to your four-course menu
- Perfectly-paired exclusive French wines
- Leave with a gift bag with opera glasses, your own bottle of Champagne, and other elegant treats.
Tapis rouge: $500 per head (only 30 seats available)
- Runway-side seats with prime view of the stage
- Four-course menu
- Perfectly-paired high-end French wines
- Gift bag of elegant treats
Étoile: $250 per head (only 30 seats available)
- Runway-side seats
- Four-course menu
- Perfectly-paired French wines
*70% of your VIP ticket is a tax deductible donation.
In partnership with the Atlanta Francophonie Festival, March 14-30
Discover “nearly new” work by living writers, performed by some of Atlanta’s hottest directors and actors in dialogue with amazing writers, producers and theater makers from Haiti, Quebec, Belgium, France, San Francisco, Denver, Chicago and Los Angeles! Celebrate the voices of women and youth through plays, graphic novels, and readings from and about the French-Speaking World. Shine a light on contemporary issues like bullying behavior, our obsession with Facebook, our litigious society and mothers and daughters.
Tickets for each performance are $12 at The Goat Farm Arts Center, 1200 Foster Street in West Atlanta; several are followed by wine and beer receptions or informal discussions.
FESTIVAL SCHEDULE & CALENDAR CODES:
STAY WITH ME (STAY)*Tuesday, March 18 at 7:30 pm
*Wednesday, March 19 at 8:00 pm
Reading of the play Stay with Me directed by Olivier Coyette from Belgium. In English with French super-titles. Coyette leads a discussion after the reading. On March 18, a Belgian beer reception follows hosted by the Consulate General of Belgium.
FABLES FANTASTIQUES! (FABLES)*Wednesday, March 19 at 10:00 am
*Thursday, March 20 at 10:00 am
Performance of the play Fables Fantastiques! a one-person show based on fables from France, African countries and Haiti. A dramatic reading workshop will follow where students create their own version of Aesop’s fable The Fox and the Crow. Especially for grades 4 through 10. In English and French.
FIVE FACES FOR EVELYN FROST (5)*Thursday, March 20 at 8:00 pm
*Wednesday, March 26 at 10:00 am
*Thursday, March 27 at 10:00 am
*Sunday, March 30 at 5:00 pm
Reading of the play 5 Faces for Evelyn Frost by Guillaume Corbeil from Québec, Canada. Recommended for high school and college students. Bilingual (primarily English with some French passages) with French super-titles.
JANE, THE FOX, AND ME (JANE)*Friday, March 21 at 10:00 am
*Saturday, March 22 at 2:00 pm
*Sunday, March 23 at 2:00 pm
The graphic novel Jane, the Fox and Me by Fanny Britt and illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault from Québec, Canada is adapted for reader’s theater for the first time with videography by Logan Kibens. Talk-back conversations follow the reading. Family-friendly. Friday and Saturday, in French with English super-titles. Sunday, in English with French super-titles.
THE REVOLUTIONISTS (REV)*Friday, March 21 at 8:00 pm
*Saturday, March 22 at 8:00 pm
*Sunday, March 23 at 5:00 pm
Reading of the new play The Revolutionists by playwright Lauren Gunderson from the United States. In English.
RUINED (RUINED)*Tuesday, March 25 at 8:00 pm
Reading of the play Ruined by Lynn Nottage from the United States with Kennesaw State University students. In English.
BIENVEILLANCE (BIEN)*Wednesday, March 26 at 8:00 pm
*Friday, March 28 at 10:00 am
Reading of the play Goodwill by Fanny Britt from Québec, Canada. On March 26, wine and cheese reception follows hosted by Québec Delegation of Atlanta.
ORIGINAL PLAY (GEORGES)*Saturday, March 29 at 2:00 pm & 5:00 pm
Performance of an original play by Béleck Georges from Haiti, created over five days by metro-Atlanta students of all ages and backgrounds, and five professional actors. In French, English and Créole.
Celebrating the French language:
January 2014 – The 15th Atlanta Francophonie Festival joins forces with The Nearly New Festival presented by the Goat Farm Arts Center and Théâtre du Rêve, the only French-speaking theater company in the country. Readings of 8 plays are the centerpiece from March 18 through 30. Opening night is March 14 with a jazz concert by award-winning Swiss pianist Alex Bugnon at 7:00 pm. To read the full press release on the official Atlanta Francophonie Festival site, CLICK HERE. To see the full Festival schedule, CLICK HERE.
Nearly New Student Play Workshop:
A new creation with Atlanta youth, pros and reknowned director, Béleck Georges, from Haiti.
Who: Students grades 6-12
When: March 24-29
Click here for more information. Register by March 5th!
Set Design Competition for the Nearly New Festival
Thank you for your submissions! Stay tuned to meet the winning artist, and come see their work at the Nearly New Festival.
Touring this year: blast off on an interplanetary adventure in the beloved classic Le Petit Prince, or discover stories and cultures from around the French-speaking world in Fables Fantastiques! Join an École des Rêves community class and try your hand at creating your own comic book, staging a performance, or analyzing Proust. This season, there is something for tout le monde!
DATE CHANGE: Thursday, Nov 1, 2012 and Saturday, Nov 3, 2012 at The Goat Farm
hosted/curated by gloATL
Theatre du Reve brings an original theatre piece to The Goat Farm’s Goodson Yard in the inaugural series of Tanz Farm: A Performance Anthology. Tanz Farm is a series of performances, shops and collaborative experimentations emphasizing interaction and place. Modern dance and other performative art forms such as theatre combine for a thrilling new event moderated by gloATL. TdR performs two nights only: Nov 1 & 3, along with world-renowned choreographer Sidra Bell.
Friday, November 16, 2012 at Opera Nightclub
Our third annual Bal Masque joins forces with the French-American Chamber of Commerce to take you back to the Roaring 20s for a theatrical Beaujolais Nouveau event like none other! A ne pas manquer! Mark your calendars now, because you won’t want to miss the party of the season.
Phase 3 of our Quad-City Collaboration
December 9-20, 2012
Atlanta, Chicago and Lafayette, LA
The Quad-City Collaboration continues in a final development phase for TdR’s newly commissioned play, Celles d’en haut (The Women from on High) by Quebecois playwright Olivier Kemeid. After two progressive phases of workshops and readings, the play will have readings of the full script in both English and French in several cities to gather one last round of insights before its premiere production next year.
Readings in :
LAFAYETTE, Cité des Arts, 12/10
ATLANTA, The Goat Farm, WarHorse, 12/12
CHICAGO, Chicago Dramatists, 12/15
at 7 Stages Back Stage Theatre
Childhood. Affairs. Love Triangles.
Have lovers and lunatics really changed over the last 120 years?
Does “love” change from one side of the Atlantic to the other?
Théâtre du Rêve presents :
Two raucous farces by Georges Feydeau.
Two modern English language adaptations by William Hatten.
One modern bilingual adaptation by William Hatten with Ama Bollinger.
Set in both Paris and Atlanta, you will voyage to France without ever leaving the Peach State!
Farces include Fiancés en Herbe/Puppy Love, Par la Fenêtre/By The Window, and Gibier de Potence.
Featuring Bryan Brendle, Ariel Fristoe, Chris Kayser, Cara Mantella, Eliana Marianes and Christof Veillon. And youth actors Nadia Crawlle, Victor Magaud, Flora McGirt and Thomas Shoup.
“No Fear French” production. Absolutely no French is required to enjoy these wonderful one-acts.
8:00 PM performances Fridays and Saturdays
3:00 PM performances Saturdays and Sundays
10:00 AM student matinee performances Thursdays and Fridays
*This production is rated “PG-12″ for mild language and sexuality and recommended for audience members age 12 and up. Children under 12 are welcome with parental discretion.