Joe Jack et John

Lepage Beaulieu Studio

Violette welcomes you into her space. She lets you enter the privacy of her room and then of her imagination. Only you. Step into her place as into the home of a friend. Put on your VR headset; see a universe of snow and forest materialize before your eyes; and become the sole witness to Violette’s untold story, both magical and tragic. Finally, take off your headset and return to “real life.” You may never look at this world—the one you share with Violette and the rest of us—quite the same way again.

Joe Jack et John continues to explore and innovate—this time by developing a novel dramatic form that incorporates the use of digital art to offer a new kind of intimate experience for an audience of one. At the intersection of virtual reality and theatre, Violette presents a universe where fiction and reality are interwoven to give life to unprecedented human connections. In this piece exploring themes of isolation and consent, each participant is given the chance to enter one woman’s unique inner world and access her unusual perspective on a reality often experienced by marginalized women.

Trigger Warning/Disclaimer

This work addresses the theme of sexual violence and other abuses that women with disabilities may experience. However, there are no graphic scenes of these acts in this piece.

14 years and up

Oct 14 to 16, 2021 — 25 minutes with no intermission $35


Photo — Michel St-Jean
Photo — Michel St-Jean
Photo — Michel St-Jean
Photo — Michel St-Jean


Tamara Brown
Stéphanie Colle
Anne Tremblay


Set Designer and Director Catherine Bourgeois
Author Amélie Dumoulin
Costume Designer Amy Keith
Sound Designer Éric Forget
Set Design Assistants Noémie Avidar and Alizée Millot
Photography Director and VFX Superviser Sébastien Gros
Compositor and Animator Genevieve Coulombe
Developer Peter Wilkinson
Editor Martin Morissette
Integration and VR Experience Consultant UNLTD Inc.
Translator Leanna Brodie
Technical Director and Stage Manager Audrey Belzile
Assistant Stage Manager and Rehearsal Coach Lorie Ganley
Production Manager Pénélope Bourque
Set Construction Sophie Bergeron and Gauvin Fabrique
Graphic Design Gris Gris Design

Public Sponsors of the Programming

  • Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
  • Canada
  • Canada Council for the Arts
  • Ville de Québec