International intervention theater meetings
Théâtre Parminou was the architect of the first edition of the Rencontres Internationales de Théâtre d’Intervention (R.I.T.I) in North America The objective of the meetings was to support the development of intervention theater. The agreements drafted during the first meetings held in 2003 at the University of Montreal and Laval University led to international meetings that took place in Victoriaville in June 2004. Troupes from Canada, Chili, the Belgian French community, the United States, France, Italy and Mali took part in that event.
Asia and Central America
Since 2004 we have been a part of a vast water preservation project in Central America and India in partnership with the One Drop Foundation. Our coaching role allows us to use local artists in the areas of methodology, pedagogy and the arts. We support an attachment between the manner of working with the realities of the milieu and the people involved with the social problems which are adapted to the stage. We hope to help increase the impact of a theater that works with the people to question the way the world is going.
We have also worked with Manila’s Théâtre Peta in the production of Planète pauvre.
Our collaboration with Belgium’s theatre-action network, which started in 1996, allowed us to be invited to play in several regions of Belgium and France. We have also co-produced several productions with companies from these two countries.
We are associated with Senegal’s Bamtarre troupe for the production of a show on violence toward women as a result of workshops given by Théâtre Parminou in Africa. We were also present at the « Festival pour le développement » at Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso.