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Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie: Dollhouse

Dollhouse World Premiere

April 2, 2016 @ 8PM

Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St.

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$24 general / $17 students, underwaged / $8 high school students
*Ticket prices include box office service charges
Tickets available for purchase through Market Hall Theatre

Dollhouse World Premiere

Bill Coleman (concept, dance, performance) Gordon Monahan (music, sound, visuals)

In Dollhouse, internationally renowned dancer/choreographer Bill Coleman inhabits an installation created by celebrated avant-garde composer Gordon Monahan.

Movement, tap dancing and performance art intermingle with manipulated objects – mechanical and electronic, handmade and found.

The result: a 60-minute theatrical disintigration that is not only an eye-opening spectacle but also a unique musical experience.

Coleman plays the role of modern fakir, suffering through a symphonic chaos of sight and sound.

Disruptive and surprising, Dollhouse walks a unique line between Artaudian theatre and slapstick, with Coleman as simultaneously conductor and instrument.

The performer’s disastrous interaction with this world is a search for meaning in which “I’m alive!” is confirmed with every painful interaction.



Cover from Dollhouse Package 2015 final

Dollhouse Information Package

1. Cover

2. Overview

3. The Contributors – Bill Coleman

4. The Contributors – Gordon Monahan

5. What the Critics Say

6. Showings


Dollhouse in progress: Creative Residency with Public Energy, January, 2015.
Showing the stage of the Market Hall Performing Arts Centre strewn with debris from the experiments in sound and objects undertaken by the Dollhouse creative team of Gordon Monahan, Bill Coleman and Pierre Lavoie.

Will any of the effects seen here make it into the final production? Join us April 2 to find out.

For more information, please call or email Public Energy during regular office hours at 705-745-1788 or
Artistic Producer Bill Kimball:

Dollhouse is made possible by the generous contributions of our community sponsors:


Thank You!

Public Energy gratefully acknowledges the generous support of our 2023-24 Season Funders and Sponsors.

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