La Reine Soleil Theatre Company
Impasse Les Freres Parent, PV
La Reine Soleil Theatre Company
La Reine Soleil was founded in September 2012 as a way to sustain and maintain the culture of traditional theatre, music, dance, and the allied arts in Haiti. Located in the hills of Marlique in Petionville, La Reine Soleil is dedicated to producing new and traditional art forms that contribute to the appreciating of the Haitian culture. In addition to the theatre company, La Reine Soliel also operates a cultural centre that is run and managed by its foundation.
The Mission of the La Reine Soleil Compagnie de Théatre was created for an authentic Haitian cultural experience which is committed to providing the highest level of artistic excellence in all aspects of the performing and visual arts in which the education and development of a diverse community of artists, audiences and technicians is assured.
The vision of the La Reine Soleil Compagnie de Théatre is to develop and produce theater that has the power to entertain, educate and transform our community.
- We are proudly Haitian and deeply conscious of our history and current social context.
- We value and protect our artistic independence and right of free expression.
- We produce and present authentic Haitian art that is innovative and of the highest quality.
- We value our clients and aim to delight them with our offerings and service.
- We are conscious of and accept our social responsibility to train quality artists and to use our art forms to improve people’s lives.
La Troupe Comedie Creole – is the resident group of actors that blends the dance and musical traditions of West Africa to create an explosive fusion that is truly diverse – truly Creole. The Troupe brings to the stage selected classic and original works intended to raise audience awareness regarding critically important social issues that impact all of our lives.
La Reine Soleil Community Theatre
Through touring shows, in-house performances, residencies and workshops, La Reine Soleil Outreach Performance Series program seeks to enhance the creative lives of thousands of young people in Haiti. In keeping with the mission of La Reine Soleil, the community outreach program seeks to preserve and celebrate the rich culture and history of Haitians while encouraging peace, tolerance and unity in a rapidly changing society. The program achieves these goals by offering educational plays and workshops to both children and adults throughout impoverished communities in public spaces across Petionville. This initiative will focus on neighborhoods struggling with poverty and crime such as Jalousie, Morne Hercule, Morne Lazarre, and Filipo.
La Reine Soleil Cultural Centre
We offer a unique opportunity for visitors to gain exposure to Haitian culture, entertain and develop a new talent, and expand their knowledge of the arts. We are committed to providing activities for the community that promotes imagination and creativity. By providing a nurturing learning environment, they can develop artistic skills and explore their hidden talents.
Dance Division – offers a selection of cultural dance styles for children and adults. Professional instructors lend their expertise to expose the arts within the community while establishing a dance foundation. By offering a curriculum of various dance classes and artistic advisement, our doors are open for a multitude of performances. Through collaborations and creativity, we seek to educate and strengthen the awareness of the arts.
Theatre Division – provides a dynamic opportunity for playwrights and actors to develop new works; create live theatre and film. We support all cultures and levels of theatrical performances, with combined artistry of professionals and community collaborators. We encourage students to get involved as young actors and writers, conveying the stories of their own communities on stage and through film.
Visual Arts Division – understands the importance of educational programs and activities in various artistic disciplines. We offer drawing, painting, photography, and pottery while serving as a productive resource center. Our focus is to foster excellence, diversity, and vitality through education and exhibitions.
Literary Division – fosters and enhances the public’s appreciation of literature. We offer an evening of with established and emerging poets, short-story writers, novelists and playwrights from across Haiti. Each program will include a reading and a moderated discussion. It’s an opportunity to come and meet the authors, hear them read, buy their books. In addition, we also offer workshops for aspiring writers.