Award winning company Les Foules presents a brand new show for VAULT 2018.
Director Nathalie Adlam and Daytime Emmy-nominated actor Giselle LeBleu Gant team up to create a spooked out theatre production which taps into #BlackGirlMagic, the problem of being, and the dilemma of being an actor in the digital age.
The witching hour: it’s late, it’s hot and an out of work actor Giselle loafs on a couch in Harlem. Suddenly a call comes through from Mom that changes the course of everything.
As the year of the Monkey gives way to the inauspicious year of the Fire Rooster, Giselle must wake up to realities of life – realities that she’s been avoiding for years. But she’s not alone. Given the opportunity to audition for the part of Oda Mae Brown – the reluctant psychic from 90s movie Ghost – Giselle sees an opportunity to channel Oda Mae’s chutzpah and tap into her own #BlackGirlMagic. From here on in she’s going to read the signs for what they are.
Nominated for Best Production for As the Waters Rose by the Centaur Theatre,
Montreal Fringe 2016
Winners of the Origins Award for Outstanding New Work for Please Don’t Talk About
Me When I’m Gone, Vault 2015
‘A strange, deep and complex fever-dream under Les Foules’ beautiful and hauntingly crafted production.’ Grumpy Gay Critic for When We Dead Awaken
‘A well-directed and well-acted success.’ The Upcoming for Cymbeline
Theatre daring to say something important…Go and see this play’ The Londonist for Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone
Giselle LeBleu Gant hails from a small little Island off the cost of northern America- Manhattan.She graduated from the Legendary “Fame” school – LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts, took a BFA in Theater from Southern Methodist University in Dallas Texas and trained for an MA in Classical Theatre. The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and snag her MFA in Classical Theatre (Theater with an RE). Giselle has worked as an actress in theatres in the UK, the US, Canada, and Uganda. She can currently be seen on BETHer as the Host of the show “Black to Life” and “The S.H.I.T” . She was recognized by the Daytime Emmy’s for her role in the web series “Anacostia”.
Les Foules is an award winning company that focuses on radical classical retellings and new devised work in equal measure. Nathalie Adlam is co-creator on The Year of the Rooster Monk. She has directed and designed work for the Bush, Theatre Deli, the Roundhouse Studio, the National Theatre of Uganda, the Rich Mix, the Space, the Cockpit, Montreal Fringe, CASA festival, Voila, Vault 2014 and Vault 2015. Her productions with Les Foules were winners of the Vaults Festival Origins Award and nominated for Best Show by the Centaur Theatre in Montreal.