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.


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

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2 days ago

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It's #WorldEmojiDay ! Apple announced today a string of new emojis, bringing increased visibility to our beautiful shades and celebrating our differences.

Do you follow our Twitter account? We've posted a GIF there showing some of these new images.

https://twitter.com/TheatreTalismanIt's World 🌎 Emoji Day! I spy the monocle guy - can you spot him too? What about a dinosaur or mindblown? For a better view, try this out in VR on an Oculus Go, on the Facebook 360 app. We'd love to hear which emoji is your favorite - please share in the comments below! ⬇️ 😎 ❤️ 🎈😂🎉 😲
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6 days ago

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Our annual general meeting will take place on Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 7PM-9PM at PWM.

Important changes are happening this year. In our efforts to improve the way we collaborate and work with artists, we will be changing our criteria around membership. Stay tuned to our newsletter for further announcements, and join us on September 20 to learn more.
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3 weeks ago

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🇨🇦️ Happy Canada Day everyone! // Bonne Fête du Canada tout le monde!

Don't forget to bend at the knees when lifting them heavy boxes. 🚚🗃️ // N'oubliez pas de boire beaucoup de liquide lors de vos activités .☀️🔥🌶️🌡️🚰🌊🍉

🎉🎂 Celebrate tonight by catching the 151st celebrations 🎇displays at 10pm. // Les feux d'artifices🎇 du 151e débutent à 22h.July 1st 10pm Canada Days Fireworks!!! 😍😘😘- Plan your weekend now!!!

8 places to watch Canada Day fireworks in Montreal!!
Our gorgeous country turns 151 on July 1 and there will be a fair share of fireworks filling up Montreal’s skies to help us all celebrate!!!!!

Whether you want to be surrounded by tons of people on the island or you want something a little bit more secluded!!!

Old Port!!😍😘😍😍🤩🤩
The same venue that hosts Montreal’s yearly International Fireworks Competition (L’International des Feux Loto-Québec) puts on quite a show by hosting a gorgeous fireworks display right over the Saint Lawrence River!!

Where: Montreal’s Old Port
When: The Old Port is open all day
Fireworks: 10 pm

Village au Pied-du-Courant!!😘😍😍😍
Montreal’s urban beachside village is a trendy and entertaining spot to catch the fireworks. It offers a breathtaking view of the Jacques Cartier Bridge and part of the Saint Lawrence River.

Where: 2100 Rue Notre-Dame Est
When: 3 pm – 12 am
Fireworks: 10 pm

Jacques Cartier Bridge!!😘😍🤩🤩
Experience a local favourite with a gorgeous vantage point view of the fireworks on the Jacques Cartier Bridge. The bridge is completely closed off to vehicular traffic from 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm and invites you to dangle your feet off Canada’s 3rd busiest bridge while taking in the fireworks.

Where: 134 Jacques-Cartier Bridge
When: 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Fireworks: 10 pm

La Ronde - Remember Not Free!! 😍😎😘
Get your fireworks right from the source and experience the fireworks from as close to the launch pad as you can be. La Ronde offers waterfront seats (and food and drinks) at the La

Where: 22 Chemin Macdonald
When: 11 am – 11:30 pm (special Canada Day hours)
Fireworks: 10 pm

Mont Royal Belvédère Kondiaronk Park!!😍😘😘
You don’t necessarily need to get a close up of the fireworks to enjoy them. Mont Royal Belvédère Kondiaronk Park is a nice alternative if you don’t mind a bit of a hike and a lengthy view of the fireworks.

Where: 1196 Voie Camillien-Houde
When: 6 am – 12 am
Fireworks: 10 pm

Parc Jean Drapeau!!😍😎😘
Spend the day on Montreal’s massive man-made island before settling underneath the fireworks. Parc Jean Drapeau Island is the closest you’ll get to the fireworks without having to pay.

Where: 1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
When: 6 am – 11:30 pm (special Canada Day hours)
Fireworks: 10 pm

Pointe Claire Fireworks!!🤔😘😘
Alexandre-Bourgeau Park in the West Island is hosting a massive Canada Day party for people wishing to escape the city. The fireworks will be launched from a barge from Lake Saint-Louis.

Where: 2 Cartier Ave, Pointe-Claire
When: 2 pm – 10:45 pm
Fireworks: 10:10 pm

Au Sommet Place Ville Marie!!😍🤩
Experience Montreal’s fireworks from the tallest vantage point in the city. Montreal’s viewpoint atop the Place Ville Marie summit gives you a 360-degree fireworks experience like no other.
Virtually at eye-level, it’s the perfect spot to watch the fireworks explode in mid-air.
General admission ranges from $9 to $19 dependent on age.

Where: 4 Place Ville Marie, Montreal
When: 11 am – 11 pm (special Canada Day hours)
Fireworks: 10 pm

Go Have a blast!!!
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  • 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.

logo-calqLa création de cette oeuvre a été rendue possible grâce à Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.




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