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.

poster-youandme3SYNOPSIS : Me and You The story deals with the integration of immigrants in Quebec. The last day in the homeland. The arrival in Quebec. The dream. Friendship. Wanting to become what we are not.


Me and You is written by Pascal Brullemans and Talia Hallmona who were awarded the Louise-LaHaye prize for Moi et l’Autre. This award recognizes the excellence of a play for young audience.


TEXT : Talia Hallmona and
Pascal Brullemans
TRANSLATION : Alison Bowie
DIRECTION : Arianna Bardesono
DRAMATURG : Ulfet Sevdi


CAST : Talia : Mirian Katrib, and Julie : Kathleen Stavert


DESIGN TEAM : Lyne Paquette, Set; Fruzsina Lanyi, Costumes; David Alexandre Chabot, Lighting; Jesse Ash, Sound; Emlyn Vanbruinswaardt, Stage Manager.

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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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The whole team (Talia Hallmona,Pascal Brullemans, Alison Bowie, Mirian Katrib, Kathleen Stavert, Arianna Bardesono, Ulfet Sevdià, David Alexandre Chabot, Jesse Ash,Emlyn Vanbruinswaardt, Lyne Paquette) thanks you for supporting Me and You ! ... 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.

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