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-yukonstyle3SYNOPSIS : Yukonstyle – Raw, brave, avid and dazzling characters; four solitudes that come together, console and love each other despite themselves, the confluence of life and death in the middle of a winter that never ends.

Talisman is excited to bring the framework of Sarah’s francophone lyricism, her magic-realist, tragi-comic perspective to the English stage.


TEXT : Sarah Berthiaume
TRANSLATOR : Nadine Desrochers
DIRECTOR : Geneviève L. Blais

CAST : Garin : Justin Many Fingers; Yuko : Jasmine Chen; Kate : Julia Borsellino; Pops : Chip Chuipka.

DESIGN TEAM : Lyne Paquette, Set; Fruzsina Lanyi, Costumes; David Perreault Ninacs, Lighting; Navet Confits, Sound; Claude Lemelin, 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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Sarah Berthiaume (author, Yukonstyle), Lyne Paquette (artistic director, Talisman Theatre) and Geneviève L. Blais (director, Yukonstyle) will be there. RSVP : billetterie@lachapelle.org ... See MoreSee Less

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POTLUCK de La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines Nous y serons : Sarah Berthiaume (auteure de Yukonstyle), Lyne Paquette (direction artistique Talisman Theatre) et Geneviève L. Blais (mise en scène de Yukonstyle). Venez nous rencontrer!
5 à 7 demain après-midi - RSVP: billetterie@lachapelle.org
Apportez un petit plat salé, il y aura du vin et desserts.
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We run a student outreach program for each one of our productions, did you know?

The presentation of Yukonstyle will be followed by a twenty-minute talk-back where students can meet the artists and ask questions about the show and the process. Artists can also be available to visit classrooms after the presentation to discuss different aspects of the artistic process – acting, design and directing – and how they were instrumental in bringing the play from the page to the stage.

Please help spread a little #Yukonstyle magic realism by sharing with your network if any of your friends is a teacher or work with students . Contact: Olga Claing, our School Outreach Coordinator aglo@sympatico.ca
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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.