Surreal SoReal Theatre is an Independent Theatre company founded in 2004. Our mandate is to create original work that blends text and the landscape of the body in dance and physical theatre, and also to reinvent classical texts for the modern audience. We are also an intercultural theatre, bridging the French and English cultures of Canada in our work. We believe that to keep theatre alive in the modern world, we must address contemporary issues of the next generation, and so many of our stories explore issues set in the urban environment, dealing with race, class, extreme acts of violence, and psychological pressures of the modern day. We envision a generation of theatre artists and audiences engaged in a new intercultural aesthetic that blends the French and English cultures of Canada in a highly physical language of theatre. We have produced over ten original plays, and have been nominated twelve times for the Edmonton Sterling Award for Theatre excellence, receiving two, two Calgary Betty Mitchell awards, and have worked in over 11 cities. Some of these projects include Big Shot (over 10 productions, currently in French workshop), Dog (Multimedia spectacle, winner of best independent production in Edmonton), Beckett’s Shorts (8 directors interpreting the dramaticules of Samuel Beckett), and Sartre’s Shorts (6 writers adapt the short literary works of Jean Paul Sartre; a bilingual theatre production). 

Bonhomme, the company mascot

Bonhomme, the company mascot