Sascha Ley and Hervé Sogne have been selected to participate in a creative laboratory in the Ottawa-Gatineau region in Canada this September. 

Five proposals were submitted following a call for applications from the Ministry of Culture, in collaboration with the Theatre Federation. 

The jury, consisting of Frank Feitler, Françoise Pirovalli and Andreas Wagner, met on 23 May 2017 and unanimously awarded the residence to Sascha Ley and Hervé Sogne.

According to a statement from the jury, ”the members of the jury chose the two artists-creators according to the selection criteria defined by the promoter. Special consideration has been given to the experienced profile of the candidates, but also to their merit in the development of the theatre in Luxembourg and the quality they have to represent its specificities”.

The fellows will have the opportunity to participate in a two-week artistic creation laboratory, from 5 to 17 September, for a project organised within the framework of the international meetings of the 7th edition of the Theatre Zones by the International Commission of Francophone Theatre (CITF) and the National Arts Centre of Canada.

Eighteen French-speaking artists chosen by the various members of the CITF will participate in this laboratory of creation, exchange, encounter and transmission around the theme "Noise of capitals".  

The main objective is to provoke encounters between Francophone artists from different backgrounds and to generate, in the long term, collaborations.