"Passion can create drama out of stone."
-- Le Corbusier
Theatre de la Jeune Lune's building opened with great fanfare and acclaim in the fall of 1992. The enormous, versatile performing space had been carefully imagined by the company as an urban courtyard, a public space, a space at once human and monumental.
We did not want to build a theatre; we wanted a space in which amazing things could happen. Thus a movable seating structure was planned; the space is re-configured for each show.
Preserving the urban character of the building was a top priority; using the history and industrial tradition of the space as a base, we fuse the present with the past, revealing and reveling in the unbreakable bond between the two.