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Straight Jacket Winter

by Esther Duquette & Gilles Poulin-Denis

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When Esther and Gilles decided to move from Montréal to Vancouver, they didn’t expect their lives to change so starkly. All they wanted was to start a new life for themselves, to find new artistic opportunities. But their new home proves to be a challenging culture shock as the young couple struggles to connect with others, navigate their language barrier, and cope with non-stop rain. These blocks become walls, cutting Gilles and Esther off from the world, and with cabin fever comes erratic behaviour. They find themselves being torn apart, divided by their yearning to go back to their old life and the desire to stay. But how long can two people be everything for each other before they lose themselves completely?

This beautiful story mixes whimsy and disturbance as a couple looks over their motivations for a fresh start, delivering a charming meditation on isolation.

About the Authors

Esther Duquette has been the artistic director of Théâtre la Seizième since 2016. A graduate of the Université du Québec à Montréal in journalism with a specialization in theatre and literature, she centres her practice on artistic counselling, directing, and dramaturgy. Her first play, Straight Jacket Winter, was presented across Canada from 2016 to 2019. The recipient of the Prix Roland Mahé-?Banque Nationale, Esther has also received three Jessie Richardson Theatre Award nominations for her work. She co-?founded the Vancouver-?based company 2PAR4 in 2015, and has sat on the boards of a number of artistic companies and associations since 2012. She currently lives in Vancouver.

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Esther Duquette has been the artistic director of Théâtre la Seizième since 2016. A graduate of the Université du Québec à Montréal in journalism with a specialization in theatre and literature, she centres her practice on artistic counselling, directing, and dramaturgy. Her first play, Straight Jacket Winter, was presented across Canada from 2016 to 2019. The recipient of the Prix Roland Mahé-?Banque Nationale, Esther has also received three Jessie Richardson Theatre Award nominations for her work. She co-?founded the Vancouver-?based company 2PAR4 in 2015, and has sat on the boards of a number of artistic companies and associations since 2012. She currently lives in Vancouver.

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Editorial Reviews

“The play provides an interesting and especially immersive take on the struggles of relocating to a city with a completely different culture and set of values.”

— Salomon Micko Benrimoh, The Ubyssey

“Beautifully vulnerable.”

— Dale MacDonald, Daily Hive Vancouver

“I wish everyone could make art this compelling from the tough seasons in their lives. Straight Jacket Winter transforms its deeply personal source material into joyously transcendent theatre.”

— Kathleen Oliver, Georgia Straight

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