Bâtardes is the first creation of the Théâtre Everest company co-founded by the Barshee sisters. For this alternative covid presentation, they have adapted the play in a podcast excerpt.
Born of a Tibetan father and a Quebec mother, Chloé and Jade Barshee compose a touching theatrical work of self-fiction, in search of their own identity. The two sisters with asian look and Quebecois talk tell the plight of people of mixed origins while trying to answer the last question: Where are you from? A quest for identity that finds its meaning in memories of childhood and the family.
Text: Jade Barshee
Interpretation: Jade Barshee and Chloé Barshee
Editing: Jade Barshee – Based on the original sound design by Ariane Lamarre.
A graduate of the UQAM School of Theater, Chloé Barshee has performed in many stage productions. She is co-founder of the Collectif Grande Surface, with which she performed in Et quand vient le silence at Théâtre La Chapelle in 2015, and L’Éternité en temps réel presented at Festival Phénoména in 2018. Chloé is also co-founder of Théâtre Everest and co-creator of Bâtardes. In 2017, she interpreted the role of Adsila in Molière, Shakespeare et moi, presented at the Théâtre du Rideau Vert. She participated in readings of the plays Les Belles Sœurs and L’amour au 21e siècle (selon Wikihow), directed by Véronique Pascal and performed at ZH Festival. She performed in Nous serons éternels staged by Patrick R. Lacharité presented at Théâtre Lachapelle. In 2020, Chloé performed in Guide d’éducation sexuelle pour le nouveau millénaire (Théâtre Denise-Pelletier) as well as in Splendide jeunesse (Théâtre aux Écuries). We can see her in the television series Épidémie, airing on TVA.
Jade Barshee, a self-taught and versatile actress, studied theatre at École de théâtre de Saint-Hyacinthe, Omnibus, and Studio 303, and film at Les Ateliers Danielle Fichaud. Jade is also responsible for communications at Festival Accès Asie. She is a co-founder of Théâtre Everest, and writer of their first original creation Bâtardes. The piece was presented at MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) and toured in cultural centers in Montreal and the surrounding area. She also performed in SEX(E) at Théâtre La Risée, in Soleil d’Artifice, and 2h14 at Art Neuf, at Festival Plein la rue in Indiscrétions publiques which toured in Montreal parks. She also toured with Le Confessionnal, a theatre piece for teens in secondary schools. On screen, Jade has appeared in the documentary La fin des terres by Loïc Darses, and as Ms. Tran in the series L’effet secondaire on Radio-Canada. We can also see her in the web series La loi c’est la loi and Je voudrais qu’on m’efface