Violette welcomes you into her space. She lets you enter the privacy of her room and then of her imagination. Put on your VR headset and become the sole witness to Violette’s untold story, both magical and tragic. You may never look at this world – the one you share with Violette and the rest of us – quite the same way again.
This immersive experience – a hybrid of interactive theatre and virtual reality – offers an intimate exchange with a neurodivergent performer, while tackling themes of isolation and consent. Led by an entirely female and inclusive team, VIOLETTE breaks down barriers while addressing a reality experienced by too many neurodivergent women: tragically, between 70% and 90% are survivors of sexual abuse during their lives.
About Joe Jack et John
Joe Jack et John is a theatre company producing multidisciplinary and performative works combining video, dance and spoken word in French and English. Its artistic approach integrates artists from various backgrounds, like neurodivergent actors or those from diverse cultural landscapes. The specificity of its cast aims to shine light on unique human encounters and each play is centred around a contemporary social issue. Joe Jack et John bring forward voices that are rarely heard to stimulate conversations around current issues so that we can improve the dialogue within our society through art. VIOLETTE, an immersive experience for theatre and virtual reality, is the tenth production of the company.
- Access the Visual Story.
- Listen to the English Audio Description introductory notes.
- Listen to the French Audio Description introductory notes.
- The Lakeside Terrace in the Main Building is wheelchair accessible, and the performance is accessible to patrons with reduced mobility and patrons using wheelchairs.
- A version of the performance with spatialized subtitles is available upon request in English and French for the Virtual Reality portion of the show.
- A transcript of the introductory script will be available, and the script of the live portion of the show can be sent upon request.
- If you require assistance with booking your ticket or Sighted Guide ‘Curb-to-Seat’ service, please contact the box office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (416) 973-4000 and choose option 1.
- If you have questions about the access features offered for this event, please contact Accessibility Coordinator Katherine Hale at email@example.com. or (416) 973-4960
Dates & Times
5pm – multiple 25 minute shows
12pm – multiple 25 minute shows
12pm – multiple 25 minute shows
Multiple time slots throughout the event
- April 29, 5-9pm
- April 30 – May 1, 12-8pm
Tickets for 12-4pm will go off-sale at 11am and tickets for 5pm onwards will go off-sale at 4pm on performance dates
This performance deals with themes of sexual violence and other abuses that represent the lived experience of many women with disabilities, but it contains no graphic depictions of them.
Age Restrictions and Important Safety Precautions:
For health and safety reasons, the use of virtual reality headset is strictly reserved for patrons age 13+. This restriction has been established by Oculus Rift S and Samsung Gear VR manufacturers.
This performance utilizes Virtual Reality. Please see the health warnings regarding Virtual Reality here.
235 Queens Quay West
Toronto ON M5J 2G8
No latecomers. This is an individual experience; please advise the Box Office in advance if you need to cancel your timeslot.