AN ACTRESS ON STAGE, HER IPHONE AS HER ONLY PARTNER.
With a performer on stage and Siri, the iPhone’s personal assistant, as her only stage partner, director Maxime Carbonneau and performer Laurence Dauphinais invent a theatre ruled by odds and chances. One of the first people in Canada created by artificial insemination, Dauphinais takes the audience on a quest for her origins using the most famous artificial intelligence as her guide. Through a precise game of questions and answers, Dauphinais exposes the bizarre metaphysical dimension of the machine, while blurring the limitations that separate these two women, one digital, the other biological, one created by Apple, the other created in a medical lab in Montreal. Siri is a terrifyingly clever pilgrimage into the mysteries of our own programming.
« Talk to Siri in a natural voice, Siri understands not only what you say, but also what you want to say, and answers. Talk to her as you would to a real person.. »
- Apple’s instructions on apple.com
"We will look back and remember this as a seminal show."
Émilie Perreault, Puisqu’il faut se lever, 98,5 FM
« [Siri] explodes theatrical convention.»
- Dominic Cavendish, The Telegraph
« Siri is a thought-provoking exploration of the silent partners we all carry in our pocket.»
-Broadway Baby, UK
«Carbonneau’s and Dauphinais’ approach is brilliant, and questions what part chance, forges our identity. After all, humans, may be, just machines like the any other. »
- Luc Boulanger, Cahier Arts, La Presse
There’s three versions of the show: portuguese, french, et english
Created in coproduction at FTA en 2016
Presented at Centre du Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui
Presented in english at Canada Hub / International Fringe FEstival, Edinburgh
Presented at Hub Montreal
Produced in potuguese at Centre culturel Oi Futuro Flamengo in Rio de Janeiro au Brésil.
Written by | Maxime Carbonneau, Laurence Dauphinais and Siri
Directed by| Maxime Carbonneau
with | Laurence Dauphinais et Siri
Production and Stage Manager| Jérémie Boucher
Set and Costume design | Geneviève Lizotte Lighting design| Julie Basse
Video design | Félix Fradet-Faguy
Original score| Olivier Girouard
Outside eye and Dramaturg | Dany Boudreault et Tiphaine Raffier
Lenght : 1h10