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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.

Talkback Guests for Friday, October 14


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Talkback let theatre goers meet and exchange with authors and members of the communities portrayed in our production. Tomorrow/Friday, our Talkback guests are artist Moe Clark & make-up artist Pamela Warden. Please join us.

Moe Clark
Multidisciplinary Métis artist Moe Clark is a nomadic songbird with wings woven from circle singing and spoken word. Mistress of the looping pedal, she creates sonic landscapes of layered voice that invite audiences into a trance-like space. Her poetic songs soar through these landscapes, with tonal and lyrical resonance. In music collaborations, Moe’s intuitive and sensual approach to vocal improvisation pulls from soul, gospel, folk and spoken word genres.
Moe facilitates writing, spoken word performance and looping pedal workshops in high schools, communities and with Aboriginal youth with a basis for de-habitualizing speech and deepening personal and collective expression. Taking her as far north as Iqaluit to offer intergenerational storytelling exchanges and as far south as Brazil to collaborate inter-culturally with the Tembe people, her approach to group facilitation aims to build bridges through empathetic listening and sharing.
Pamela Warden
Pamela Warden is a Plains Cree Indian from Poundmaker reserve; which is located in Saskatchewan. Pamela grew up as young person on the streets of Saskatoon. She is a self taught make-up artist. "I was first inspired on how make-up could transform a feature on someone's face by watching the working girls put on their make up at a billiards hall which I frequented. I was 11 years old at the time." Not knowing I could have a future applying makeup it would be another 4yrs on the streets; Then another 3yrs before my career would start to take off.
Pamela is a known make-up artist for Montreal, Saskatchewan and internationally for her memorable brush and airbrush work in cinema & television, fashion make up for photography, magazines, videos. Pamela has fashioned the faces of Stars, T.V hosts, recording artists, business people, and tons of personal clients who have flock to her for amazing transformation
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TONIGHT ! Our Talkback guests are author Sarah Berthiaume & artist Dayna Danger. Talkback let theatre goers meet and exchange with authors and members of the communities portrayed in our production. Please join us.

Sarah Berthiaume
Formally trained as an actress at cegep Lionel-Groulx, Sarah Berthiaume is also a playwright and a screenwriter. She is the author of The Flood Thereafter, Villes Mortes, Nous habiterons Detroit and Selfie. In 2013 her play Yukonstyle, opened simultaneously at Montreal's Théatre d'Aujourd'hui and at Paris' Théatre de la Colline, and productions in Brussels, Innsbruck, Heidelberg and Toronto followed. The play garnered a great deal of praise and was awarded the Sony Labou Tansi Student Prize. She's presently working on the script for a feature length screen-adaptation. Sarah is also part of the Ishow a cross genre performance art theater piece about social media. The piece was named Best Show of the 2012-13 season by the Montreal Critic's Association. She is currently pursuing a residency at Théatre Bluff, where she will pen the next production.

Dayna Danger
Dayna Danger is a visual artist who claims space with her human scale work to challenge perceptions of power, representation and sexuality.
Dayna Danger is an emerging Queer, Metis/Ojibway/Polish artist raised in Winnipeg, MB. Utilizing photography, sculpture, and video, Danger 's practice questions the line between empowerment and objectification by claiming space with her human scale work. Co-opting the visual language of fashion and pornography, she repurposes and challenges perceptions of power, gender, performativity, representation, sexuality, and mixed identities.
Danger is currently based in Montreal, QC while obtaining her Graduate degree in Studio Arts from Concordia University. She graduated with her Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) from The University of Manitoba's School of Art in 2010. Danger held a Visual Arts Studio Work Study at the Banff Centre and participated in Candice Hopkins and Raven Chacon's thematic residency, Trading Post. In 2012-2013 Danger was mentored by Amber-Dawn Bear Robe and Daina Warren, as part of MAWA's (Mentoring Artists for Women's Art) Foundation Mentorship Program. Her work was displayed at the New Mexico Museum of Art's exhibition, New Native Photography 2011, for Santa Fe's Indian Market in Santa Fe, NM. Danger's first solo exhibition, Big'Uns was shown at Urban Shaman gallery in Winnipeg MB, June 2014. Danger currently serves as a board member for the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective/ Collectif des commissaires autochtones(ACC/CCA), Canada, since 2013.
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Congratulations to Chip Chuipka for his METAs - Montreal English Theatre Awards 2016 win! Chip Chu...

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Beautiful Julia Borsellino in Yukonstyle come to La Chapelle theatre tonight 8:00pm Only 4 shows left!! ... See MoreSee Less

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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.

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