Tableau Portrait : Tough!

    Tableau Portrait [1]: Tough!


    Play: Tough! || Playwright: George F. Walker
    Shoot: Lachine Canal || Models: Vlad Alexis, Shannon Leighbinger, Rachel Mutombo

    TINA:  No you don’t get it. I’m trying to deal with real things here. Real feelings. If you’ve got any real feelings we can talk about them. If you want to screw Jill we’ll deal with it. If you want to become a lawyer we’ll work out a way you can do that. If you want to be a father to our baby we’ll make that happen. But if you think you’re the only one in serious confusion here, if you think you’re the only one who wants more than one thing, maybe a few things that don’t go together, we’re not going anywhere useful with this. You might as well just go home.

    Tough! was first produced by Green Thumb Theatre for Young People at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre in February 1993.

    Tableau Portrait is a series of 10 theatrical snapshots borrowed from contemporary plays and poetry. Captured in public or semi-public spaces throughout the greater Montréal area, portraits shall be published between between April 20th and August 29th, 2014.

    The experiment relies on the participation of volunteer actors/models. Prior acting experience is not necessary and participants of all sizes, ages, abilities and race are encouraged to participate.

    Interested participants are asked to contact Mathieu Murphy-Perron via e-mail at or over Twitter, @matness.



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    Producer, director, photographer and political organiser based out of Montréal, Québec. Co-founder of Tableau D'Hôte Theatre. Rabble-rousin' lover.