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Hi! 2018 started off with a tour of our 2016 play Me and You. I am proud to announce Talisman’s next production : Clean Slate by Catherine Chabot, translated by Jennie Herbin, directed by Leslie Baker.

 

Clean Slate is a portrait in real-time of six young women, friends since childhood, who come together in a contemporary bacchanal. Facing the incurable illness from which one of them suffers, the women find strength in each other and use this moment as a turning point. They have made a pact to take control of their lives and start afresh - throwing off the sour relationships and self-imposed constraints. Unrestrainedly intimate, Clean Slate allows the audience to eavesdrop on a brave, messy and above all authentic discussion of millennial womanhood, sexuality, and empowerment.

 

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Also, in translation…

I'm happy to announce that we have two new plays in translation Midnight(Minuit) by Marie-Hélène Larose Truchon translated by Alexis Diamond with translation Dramaturg Linda Gaboriau and Wildfire(Le brasier) by David Paquet translated by Leanna Brodie.

 

In Midnight, Quebecois issues surrounding reasonable accommodation are given allegorical meaning and life against a dystopian backdrop. It is a love song to an endangered civilization.Wildfire is a comedy as fiercely dark as any Greek tragedy,  a multi-generational drama, a triptych that follows different characters, all subject to the weight of a haunting family history.

Mission

Talisman has a vibrant, living mission: to produce English-language premières of Québécois plays for Montreal's public and students.

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3 days ago

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We are at The Launch
9 Montréal Theatre Companies!

Teesri Duniya Theatre
Tableau D'Hôte Theatre
Repercussion Theatre
Playwrights' Workshop Montréal
Imago Théâtre
Hudson Village Theatre
Talisman Theatre
Geordie Productions
and of course BLACK THEATRE WORKSHOP!

See you at the Monument-National for #TheLaunchMTL at 5pm!

Food by Restaurant Jahb & Jahb!
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We’re at #TheLaunchMtl to present our next production!

Playwright: Catherine Chabot, translated by Jennie Herbin
Director: Leslie Baker
Location: LaChapelle Theatre
Dates: March 18-30, 2019

Clean Slate is a portrait in real-time of six young women, friends since childhood, who come together in a timely contemporary bacchanal. Facing the incurable illness from which one of them suffers, the women find strength in each other and use this moment as a turning point. They have made a pact to take control of their lives and start afresh - throwing off the sour relationships and self-imposed constraints. Unrestrainedly intimate, Clean Slate allows the audience to eavesdrop on a brave, messy and above all authentic discussion of millennial womanhood, sexuality, and empowerment.

#MtlTheatre #CADTheatre

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Nous sommes avec la gang de #TheLaunchMtl pour y présenter notre prochaine production dans quelques instants.

Un texte de Catherine Chabot, traduit par Jennie Herbin
Direction: Leslie Baker
Lieu: Théâtre LaChapelle
Dates: 18-30 mars 2019

Clean Slate est le portrait de six jeunes femmes, amies d'enfance, qui se réunissent
dans une bacchanale contemporaine de circonstance. Affrontant la maladie incurable dont souffre l'une d'entre elles, elles trouvent leurs forces les unes dans les autres et cristallisent ce moment en un tournant dans leur vies. Elles ont fait le pacte de prendre le contrôle de leur vie et de recommencer à zéro - se débarrasser des relations aigres et des contraintes auto-imposées. Intensément intime, nous assistons, avec Clean Slate, à une discussion courageuse, désordonnée et surtout authentique sur le féminisme actuel, la sexualité et l’émancipation.
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5 days ago

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Join us in person at the Monument-National
or online at www.thelaunchmtl.ca
Wednesday at 17:00
for the answer to this question!
Hosted by Holly Gauthier-Frankel !
This event is FREE of charge. Cash bar on site.
WHO?
BLACK THEATRE WORKSHOP
Geordie Productions
Hudson Village Theatre
Imago Théâtre
Playwrights' Workshop Montréal
Repercussion Theatre
Tableau D'Hôte Theatre
Talisman Theatre
Teesri Duniya Theatre
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Blog

  • The Medea Effect WINS the 2012 META award for 'Best Actress' and 'Best Translation'!
  • The Aeneid WINS the 2013-2014 META for 'Best Indie Production'!
  • Yukonstyle nominated the 2016-2017 META for 'Best Indie Production'.
  • Justin Manyfingers nominated the 2016-2017 META for 'Best Emerging Actor'.
  • Me and You will tour Montreal's  Maisons de la cultures this winter.

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