A message from the Artistic Director
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.
Six friends gather at a site of their shared childhood: They drink, they laugh, but most importantly, they admit things they’ve never before had the courage to say. In a time where the heroes of the past exist less and less, the young women must support each other as they independently become the heroes they need. Inspired by the seemingly incomprehensible decision of their friend, the girls make a pact to shed their traumas and bad habits and start afresh. With the honesty and intimacy of a death bed, Clean Slate allows the audience to eavesdrop on a brave, messy, and above all authentic portrait of millennial sisterhood.
This translation is commissioned and developed by Playwrights' Workshop Montreal's Cole Foundation Emerging Translator program.
Clean Slate trailers and videos:
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.
- 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.
La création de cette oeuvre a été rendue possible grâce à Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.