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A New World

Réjane Charpentier | 1990
4 years and up
50 min.


A Grand Lady invites us into a game of creation… Magician, goddess, or both at once? From darkness and void, she makes a colourful world spring forth, inhabited by creatures that must learn to live together. The fragrant rose bush and the skunk that smells, a loner bear and a squirrel in the pangs of love, birds and fish arguing over the blueness of the sky and the sea…  Likeable creatures who are trying to have a place in the sun.

Intended for very young children, Un Autre Monde / A New World broaches the universal theme of tolerance.  A poetic fable which invites reflection and accepting differences…

Un Autre Monde / A New World is a finely-chiselled text, like the work of a silversmith. I looked for a balance between the words, the rhythm and puppetry medium. The show’s content is inspired by childhood, however the stakes are human: the issue of creating and all the uncertainty and hesitation that this implies in the face of the void.

Réjane Charpentier

Un Autre Monde premiered at the festival Les Coups de Théâtre in Montreal in 1990.

Réjane Charpentier’s script is published in French by Lanctôt Éditeur.



The Lady
The Grand Lady of creation. She wants to create a new world.
The Skunk
She wants the right to smell, a little, sometimes.
The Rosebush
He wants us to water his roses, if we have a moment.


Réjane Charpentier
Maureen Labonté
André Laliberté
Puppet and set design
Richard Lacroix
Silvy Grenier
Gilles Perron
Kristin Molnãr
Assistant directior
Muriel Desgroseilliers