Head À Tête


Head À Tête


Head à Tête is the story of two strangers who overcome the barriers of language and mistrust to find friendship. Set in a barren, cold and windy land that was once a beautiful garden, Head à Tête unfolds with the arrival of a strange cage-like object. As if triggered by the presence of life, a magical tree bearing “fruit” begins to grow. When two strangers, one French-speaking and one English-speaking, appear from opposite directions and discover the tree and the sanctuary it provides, a standoff begins. Frustration and conflict grows with each word spoken, but it is through the loss and re-birth of the tree that they find peace in each other’s company.

Recommended for Grades K-6

Curriculum Connections: Drama, Language Arts

Character Education Connections:  Respect, Kindness & Caring,
Teamwork, Cooperation, Fairness

Themes:  Conflict/Conflict Resolution, Survival, Emotions/Feelings,
Communication/Language Barriers

Public/Educator Previews: Saturday, March 16 (11 am and 2 pm) (RSVP HERE)

Touring Ontario Schools: March 18-April 19, 2019

TOUR EXTENDED TO MAY 3, 2019 to meet the demand for performances!

Online: booking inquiry form
By phone: 416-686-5199 x223
By email: education@roseneath.ca

School performances include a talkback session with the artists. No deposit required at time of booking.


Head À Tête is written by David S. Craig and Robert Morgan and originally premiered at the Milk International Children’s Festival in 1989. It was subsequently remounted in a production directed by Robert Morgan in 2001 and then by Jim Warren in 2002. During the fall of 2000 it had toured a sold-out 10 week run followed by internationally touring throughout 2001-2002. Head À Tête won the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Best Production in 1991.

Illustration by Claudia Dávila.

Click the image below to be linked to a brief history of the plays production: