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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Featuring refugees from Syria, Sierra Leone and South Sudan alongside renowned actors, Shakespeare’s rallying cry for humanity is as relevant today as it was 400 years ago.

The Strangers’ Case from Shakespeare's The Book of Sir Thomas More.

Film created by International Rescue Committee - Europe and Shakespeare’s Globe for #WorldRefugeeDay #StandWithRefugees #RefugeeWeek2018

Thank you to everyone who took part: Kim Cattrall, Yasmin Kadi, Jamael Westman, Noma Dumezweni , Indira Varma, Lena Headey, Sophie Thompson, Sawsan Abou Zeinedin, Mohand Hasb Alrosol Badr, Rayan Azhari, Alfred Enoch, Sana Kikhia.
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#Summer #Fun and best of all #free !PROGRAMMATION 2018 - Cinéma, danse, cirque, musique et théâtre vous divertiront sous les arbres et le soleil estival montréalais. Du bon temps à partager avec famille et amis, et c'est GRATUIT! 😎☀️

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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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