LITTLE FUN PALACE in collaboration with OFFTA – festival of performing arts

A meeting space with multiple configurations, the Little Fun Palace is a street caravan imagined in 2018 by Italian company Office for a Human Theatre (OHT) which is active in multiple cities and countries. This mobile contraption rewrites live art into public spaces by prompting fiercely joyful impromptu encounters. First stop of a tour that will take the caravan to Quebec City, Marsoui, Le Bic, Sherbrooke and Ottawa, this iteration, created in collaboration with artist Filippo Andreatta, will infiltrate the city to imagine flexible, non-hierarchical and locally rooted areas of exchange.

Word from the curator in Marsoui: Priscilla Guy

Park a trailer in the backyard of a house. This is the most banal thing you can imagine in the Gaspésie. While the object-caravan may seem exotic in an urban setting, it is part of the daily decor on the peninsula. Salon58 offers to bring the caravan back to its “natural habitat”, that is, near the river, between the mountains, a stone’s throw from a comforting house. A way of honoring the paradoxical nature of the caravan: thus placed on a house lot, it simultaneously suggests the desire to go on an adventure and that of remaining in a certain comfort. This contrast between the desire for an intrepid life and a need for security will fuel the interventions of citizens and artists of Eastern Quebec who will animate the caravan with their art throughout the weekend. The notions of rurality and spirituality will be there, bringing out considerations that are both down to earth and aerial: another contrast to energize this passing event. Between a movement to return to the politicized land in full effervescence among the young people of the region and the magical realism inspired by the raw and stripping landscapes of Haute-Gaspésie, a breach may be opening up for thinking about politics and the spiritual under one roof: that of a very ordinary small caravan.

Public 4@7 event

  • Saturday June 12 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (postponed to Sunday June 13 in case of rain)
  • Outdoors at Salon58
  • Free entrance
  • Limited places – reservations required by writing to


Théâtre Témoin
Valérie Bertrand-Lemay (Cap-au-Renard)
Marie-Anne Dubé (Trois-Pistoles)

Moïse Marcoux-Chabot

Photo: David Gingras

Jean-Paul Rousseau

Marlene Sohier

Photo: René Faulkner

Collectif Pubis au vent
Catherine Beau-Ferron (Cap-au-Renard)
Emma Desgens (L’Anse-Pleureuse)
Priscilla Guy (Marsoui)

Photo: René Faulkner

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