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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''...with respect to Kanata, Robert Lepage and Ex Machina. Although the Canada Council does not publicly comment on unsuccessful grant applications, we feel that, in this instance, it is relevant to outline certain facts and their chronology. ''

From the Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des Arts du Canada, a communiqué outlining the process behind grant applications and concerns about cultural appropriation in the projects they'll support.

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We ❤️ 📖 of all kinds. If you're out today, and wouldn't you be in this gorgeous summer day, head out and buy a 📕📗📘📙 or many 📚 from a Québecois author.Ça y est, c'est aujourd'hui Le 12 août j'achète un livre québécois!

On veut savoir: dans quelle librairie indépendante vous rendrez-vous au cours de la journée?

N'oubliez pas de mettre le mot-clic #12aoûtchezlesindépendants sur vos photos de livres pour participer à notre concours! Le #12aout, c'est aussi sur notre site transactionnel, www.leslibraires.ca. Si vous ne pouvez vous déplacer, nous sommes là jusqu'à minuit (et les 364 autres jours de l'année) pour étancher votre soif de lecture d'ici!

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🏳️‍🌈🌈🎊Happy Pride everyone ! Fierté Montréal / Montréal Pride festivities officially begin today! There are exhibits, seminars and meetups, an official PrideHacks 2018, and LOTS of theatre activities 🎭: Dix - la pièce sur l'orgasme Théâtre Espace Libre, Gently Down The Stream from Brave New Productions at MainLine Theatre, The History of Sexuality at Fierté Montréal Pride / Cinquième Salle PDA,
Sauna The Musical at Cafe Cleopatre. (Tonight's English premiere is a benefit performance for AIDS Community Care Montreal - SIDA bénévoles Montréal (ACCM) and more -- listings, schedules and 🎟️ ticket information all available from fiertemontrealpride.com (app and website)
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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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