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Yellow school bus
at Paul-Gérin-Lajoie-d'Outremont High School

475 Bloomfield Avenue
Montréal (Québec) H2V 3R9



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All audiences, 8 years +


Mémoires d’un volcan draws the spectator into the confidences of an artist inhabited by the peregrinations of a woman and her mysterious black notebook. In the puppeteers’ hands, fragments of the little notebook gradually reveal themselves, recounting the intersecting destinies of two artists and their friendship

Mémoires d’un volcan is a tribute to the creative force and the transformative power that pulse within each of us. With a great love for life, ever ephemeral, fleeting. . . as tomorrow is already upon us.

Ubus Théâtre is renowned for the beauty of its shows, whose strength lies in the art of storytelling, of image theatre, puppetry, and miniature objects. Aboard its small-scale portable theatre, the company creates intimate works of great humanity.


Comme toujours avec les créations d’Ubus Théâtre, les marionnettes (si belles et délicates créations d’Annabelle Roy) et les êtres humains s’entrecroisent, se font écho et chaque moment est délicatement ciselé dans l’émotion, au cœur d’un écrin qui, comme par magie, arrive à nous transporter dans différents lieux, ambiances et périodes.

Pascaline Lamarre, Le Boudon du Faubourg, avril 2023

Mémoires d’un volcan est librement inspiré de la vie de Josée Campanale, co-fondatrice du Théâtre de Sable (à Québec) avec Gérard Bibeau. Elle fut ma mentore. J’ai travaillé pendant seize ans comme comédienne-marionnettiste au sein de sa compagnie et au fil des ans, elle est devenue une amie. Je lui ai appris à nager. Elle m’a appris à apprivoiser les marionnettes, ces pantins inanimés qui respirent notre âme pour créer la beauté. Je lui ai appris la bienveillance de l’eau malgré la frayeur des profondeurs. Elle m’a appris le respect de l’objet inanimé, sa grandeur et la force de son silence…

Agnès Zacharie, autrice et interprète


In French
Running time: 55 minutes
Techniques: Black light theatre, tabletop and rod puppets, humanettes, heads, objects, and video







Whether in major urban centres or remote areas, Ubus Théâtre’s artistic mission is to “bring theatre to the people” by presenting puppet shows and small-scale productions for audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Since its founding in 2004, the company’s originality has lain in its mode of transmission: the yellow school bus that the founder’s father bequeathed to his children upon his death, and which was initially intended to transport nature lovers to Tadoussac’s unrivalled landscapes. Unbeknownst to him, it has become a stage for human adventure. . .




Stage direction: Martin Genest, assisted by Aude Seppey
Story: Agnès Zacharie, freely inspired by the notebooks of Josée Campanale
Set design: Hugues Bertnatchez
Puppets: Annabelle Roy, assisted by Zoé Laporte and Mélanie Robinson
Soundscape: Pascal Robitaille and Alexandre Zacharie
Lighting: Henri-Louis Chalem
Performers: Pier Porcheron and Agnès Zacharie
Dramaturgy: Gérard Bibeau and Josée Campanale
Costumes: Huguette Lauzé
Video design: Studio Nord-Est 


A Ubus Théâtre coproduction with Elvis Alatac, and with support from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, and the City of Québec.

Agnès Zacharie thanks the following for supporting her creative residency:  Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec in partnership with Le Cube, La Chartreuse de Villeneuve Lez Avignon – Centre national des écritures du spectacle et Le Pôle – Scène conventionnée d’intérêt national Art et territoire.

Ubus Théâtre wishes to thank Pierre Robitaille for his valuable advice, and Denis Baribeau for his generosity.



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