for the Chapter's Award for Best Text at the 2001 Montreal
a play, nor a stand-up show, Gaumontville is a hybrid of
both, exploring the lives of a handful of very different
people on Election Day in a small town. As the mayor makes
one final appearance to sway the vote in her favour, and
her opponent engages in some last-minute political mud-slinging,
we visit 4 citizens of Gaumontville to see what effect,
if any, this election is having on their lives. From a volatile
aerobics instructor, to a sarcastic telemarketer, to a world-weary
mother, to a disillusioned University graduate, the only
thing more interesting than how different these people are
is the one thing they all have in common - they long to
be happy. "Gaumontville" will please your neurons…
Gaumont, la nouvelle version féminine d'Yvon Deschamps."
- Francine Grimaldi, Radio-Canada
- Sophie Pouliot, Le Devoir
l'humour incisif et ironique. De l'humour qui n'est pas
con. On a pas fini d'entendre parler d'Isabelle Gaumont".
- Isabelle Tanguay, Radio-Canada
Gaumont is like lightning on stage. Intense, original, with
flashes of brilliance. And very, very funny." - Dave
Rosen, Broadcaster CBC/Comedian
definite vedette in the making." - The
is biting, edgy stuff from which no one escapes unscated."