A message from the Artistic Director

admin-lyne-150x150At a time when Quebec culture has been going through a period of outstanding success for its films (three Foreign Language Oscar nominations in the last 4 years) our current project, staging Denis Côté’s award-winning film Vic et Flo on vu un ours, seems like a natural. The translation and adaptation will be done by Michael Mackenzie—one of the most innovative and celebrated figures in Montreal theatre. For up-to-date news on casting and rehearsals, follow us on twitter @TheatreTalisman or “like” us on Facebook. We promise you a groundbreaking year!

Talkback Guests for Friday, October 14


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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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Il ne reste que trois représentations de LA FETE SAUVAGE - un projet du Théâtre de Quat'Sous et de Jamais Lu, soutenu par le Conseil des arts de Montréal en tournée. Le spectacle comprend notamment une participation aux textes de notre amie Sarah Berthiaume (YUKONSTYLE, THE FLOOD THEREAFTER).

Si vous cherchez quelque chose à faire aujourd'hui, spectacle à 14h.00
Et c'est GRATUIT!
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Hier soir, la joyeuse bande de comédiens et musiciens de LA FÊTE SAUVAGE débutait sa tournée à...

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From the Culture Desk of the venerable The New Yorker:

..." the scholarly and scrappy second edition of the Dictionary of Canadianisms on Historical Principles (D.C.H.P.-2), released online last week, includes these and many more examples, common and obscure, of Canadian English."

What's your favorite canadianism ?
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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.