KIDS 6-12

Heartbeat Reverie 

Creation & Visual Dramaturgy by
Jeremy Michael Segal, Véa,
Cédric Delorme-Bouchard
& Tiffanie Boffa

World Premiere May 31 - June 3, 2022
Centre Culturel Notre-Dame-de-Grâce


A young boy falls asleep under anesthesia while receiving a heart transplant. He journeys through a series of dreams exploring the wonder of childhood and his fear of hospitals. His mother's voice acts as a beacon, drawing him back to the waking world, where he receives a brand new heart.

Heartbeat Reverie is an imaginative theatrical odyssey for 6-12 year olds that poetically envisions a child’s interior landscape during a moment of medical intervention.


Inspired by personal experiences and the bravery of young children who experience hardships, the piece reveals a delicate dreamworld that blooms with the power of hope and beauty in the face of uncertainty. 


Submerged in the liminal spaces at the threshold of sleep, traces of dreams and reality coalesce. From the sounds of the paediatric ICU and the voices of doctors, to an oceanic fog that gives way to a landscape of clouds, Heartbeat Reverie takes its young audiences on a surprising and engaging journey. With an open visual dramaturgy that leaves space for interpretation, the piece delicately nurtures philosophical questions related to life, death, and the spaces in between.


2022 META nomination - Outstanding PACT Production

2022 META nomination - Outstanding Direction 

(Jeremy Michael Segal)

2022 META nomination - Outstanding Set Design

(Cédric Delorme-Bouchard & Tiffanie Boffa)

2022 META nomination - Outstanding Lighting Design

(Cédric Delorme-Bouchard & Tiffanie Boffa)

2022 META nomination - Outstanding Costume Design 

(Sophie El-Assaad)

2022 META nomination - Outstanding Sound Design

(Joseph Browne)

2022 META Winner - Outstanding Contribution to Theatre 

(Emlyn vanBruinswaardt, Stage Manager)

2022 META nomination - Outstanding Contribution to Theatre

(Aurora Torok, Technical Direction)

Production History

May 31 - June 3, 2022 

World premiere at Centre Culturel NDG