A message from the Artistic Director

admin-lyne-150x150I am so excited about 2016. TWO new works are being presented this coming year.  Me and You marks Talisman Theatre’s sixth commissioned translation of contemporary French plays into English and the first collaboration with translator Alison Bowie. The fall production will be Yukonstyle by Sarah Berthiaume, same author as The Flood Thereafter (2012). TWO new directors will lead these productions Arianna Bardesono and Geneviève L. Blais.

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

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We have great news to share. Me and You has been selected by le Conseil des arts de Montréal - the play will tour selected spaces on the island next year. We'll keep you posted as soon as dates are set.

Bonne nouvelle! Me and You a été sélectionné par le Conseil des arts de Montréal dans le cadre de son programme de tournée sur l'île pour l'an prochain! Nous vous informerons des dates des performances dès qu'elles seront connues.

Me and You is:

Text : Talia Hallmona and Pascal Brullemans;
Translation : Alison Bowie;
Direction : Arianna Bardesono;
Dramaturg : Ülfet Sevdi;
Translation Dramaturg : Louis Patrick Leroux

ACTORS :Actress Talia: Mirian Katrib; Actress Julie: Kathleen Stavert

Set Design : Lyne Paquette;
Costume Design : Fruzsina Lanyi;
Lighting Design : David Alexandre Chabot;
Sound Design : Jesse Ash;
Stage Manager: Emlyn Vanbruinswaardt
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It's hard to imagine a world without Youtube - we love its riches. Unearthed and uploaded earlier this week, here's an 8 minute clip of David Bowie in THE ELEPHANT MAN. Bowie who died last January would have celebrated his 70th birthday today. ... See MoreSee Less

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We would like to take a moment to thank our team and the many groups who help make our productions a reality. It really does take a village.

Thank you Conseil des arts de Montréal, Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des Arts du Canada Conseil des arts et des letttres du Québec.

Thank you La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines and MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels).

Thank you to the members of our Governing Board: Christine Lord
Stephane Michaud, Carmen Crépin, Zach Fraser, Pierre Phaneuf, Troy Duazo. Laz Burke, Michael MacKenzie.

Thank you: Nadine Desrochers, Fruzsina Lanyi, David Perreault Ninacs, Navet Confit, Claude Lemelin, Olga Claing, Claire Renaud, Juliette Hudon, Christine Cugliandro, Tiago Chesqueira, Atelier La Boutique; David Alexandre Chabot, Jesse Ash, Emlyn Vanbrundswaardt, Ülfet Sevdi.

Thank you to the playwrights of the 2016 season: Sarah Berthiaume, Talia Halmona, Pascal Brullemans

Thank you to the directors: Genevieve L.Blais (Yukonstyle), Arianna Bardesonno (Me and You)

Thank you for your **magic**: Julia Borsellino, Jasmine Chen, Chip Chuipka,Justin Manyfingers (all Yyukonstyle); Mirian Katrib, Kathleen Stavert (Me and You).

Thank you Louise Verdone for sharing so many of your photographs. Thank you Maxime Coté.

Thank you to all the techs and volunteers, sung and unsung : Martin Mantha, Réal Dorval, Olivier Colard ; Tamara Hajjali, Ilana Zackon, Emilie Schon, Veronique Lachance.

Thank you for everyone who participated in our talkbacks. Recently for Yukonstyle: Anik Sioui, Cherry Smiley , Chantel Henderson Nahka Bertrand, Floyd Favel Starr, Rosemary Reilly, Nakuset, Nadine St-Louis, Jean and Delbert, DaynaDanger, Moe Clark, Pamela Warden, Vicki Boldo, Nina Segalowitz.

And finally, special shout out to everyone who participated in The Launch MTL 2016: BLACK THEATRE WORKSHOP, Playwrights' Workshop Montréal, Teesri Duniya Theatre, Imago Théâtre, Geordie Productions, Youtheatre, Hudson Village Theatre, Repercussion Theatre, Tableau D'Hôte Theatre - let's do it again SOON! #Strength_in_numbers
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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'!
  • Province will be our next production (October 7-17): written by Mathieu Gosselin; translated by Nadine Desrochers; directed by Stacey Christodoulou. A co-production by Talisman Theatre and The Other Theatre.
  • Province in Baton Rouge: Talisman and The Other Theatre are invited to stage a public reading of Mathieu Gosselin's Province at the University of Louisiana in February.

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