Comment on dit ça « t’es mort » en anglais?


A theatrical adaptation by Louise Naubert of a poetic narrative by Claude Guilmain.

One man show presented at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto in March 2009, then in Ottawa at the National Arts Centre’s biennale festival Zones Théâtrales in Septembre 2009.

The poetic narrative is published at les Éditions L'Interligne.

Poetic narrative: Claude Guilmain
Adaptation and direction: Louise Naubert
Performer : Bernard Meney

Comment on dit ça, « t’es mort », en anglais? is a theatrical adaptation of a poetic narrative which was not initially written to be staged.



A high school, physics teacher slips into loss of cohesiveness, after the consecutive deaths of his father and his brother. He speaks of himself in the third person as though he is looking at life from the outside. As if he no longer exists.

A son’s quest for identity in his relationship with his father and his brother and a struggle against his inevitable fate.


Original idea : Louise Naubert

Set design : Claude Guilmain and Louise Naubert

Lighting design : Guillaume Houët-Brisebois

Director of photography : François Dagenais

Image composition: Duncan Appleton and Louise Naubert

Video programming: Kevin Friedberg

Video editing : Claude Guilmain and Louise Naubert

Video consultant : Duncan Appleton

Original music and soundscape : Claude Naubert

Technical director: Duncan Appleton

Production manager: Claude Guilmain

Stage manager : Éric Charbonneau


The development of the theatrical adaptation was made possible thanks to the support of the Canada Arts Council and le Développement du Théâtre en Région an initiative of le Théâtre français du Centre national des Arts.

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« Le texte percutant et substantiel de Claude Guilmain, l’adaptation théâtrale et la mise en scène exceptionnelles de Louise Naubert, et l’interprétation magistrale de Bernard Meney ont permis aux planètes de s’aligner, au grand bonheur des spectateurs. »
Josette Noreau, Liaison, December 2009 - Read the review (pdf)

Éditions L'Interligne

Les Éditions L'Interligne recently published the poetic narrative Comment on dit ça, « t’es mort « », en anglais ?  of dramaturg Claude Guilmain.

Éditions L'Interligne | Read the Press Release