Closing Night

Rhythm & Hues

DJ
Danses à venir: Performative Launch

Michel F Côté

Montréal
Philanthropic Picnic

Sylvie Pouliot

Théâtre Aux Écuries

Sylvie Pouliot

From a young age, Sylvie Pouliot has pursued her career in the cultural field with passion. Trained as an actress and director, she is involved in all areas of activity relating to arts and culture.

A Conversation with Lars Jan

Binh An Vu Van

Montreal

Binh An Vu Van

Binh An Vu Van is a journalist specializing in the popular science program Découverte, broadcast on ICI Radio-Canada Télé.

Thinking about Eco-Friendly Costumes

Ivanie Aubin-Malo

Montreal

Ivanie Aubin-Malo

Wolastoq and Quebecois dancer, choreographer and curator Ivanie Aubin-Malo invests herself in projects that reflect on ecology and human ethics regarding our environment.

Thinking about Eco-Friendly Costumes

Marilène Bastien

Montreal

Marilène Bastien

Marilène Bastien is a set and costume designer. She has collaborated with many renowned choreographers, including Louise Bédard, Virginie Brunelle, Sylvain Émard, Catherine Gaudet, Hélène Langevin, Alan Lake, Ginette Laurin, Ismaël Mouaraki, Anne Plamondon, Jacques Poulin-Denis and Manuel Roque.

L’homme rare

Nadia Beaugré

Abidjan + Montpellier

Nadia Beaugré

A native of Abidjan, Nadia Beugré was for many years a dancer in the Ivorian company Tché-Tché (which performed in Montreal at FIND in 1999) with Béatrice Kombé, who played an important role in her personal development.

Danse à la carte – TransFormation Workshop

Nadia Beugré

L'homme rare

Nadia Beugré

A native of Abidjan, Nadia Beugré was for many years a dancer in the Ivorian company Tché-Tché (which performed in Montreal at FIND in 1999) with Béatrice Kombé, who played an important role in her personal development.

Tales of the Dramaturges

Gaëlle Bien-Aimé

Haiti

Gaëlle Bien-Aimé

Gaëlle Bien-Aimé is a journalist, actress, comedian, author, director and co-founder of Acte, école d’art dramatique. She is also an activist and a member of the feminist organization Nègès Mawon.

Philanthropic Picnic

Amy Blackmore

Théâtre MainLine/Festival St-Ambroise Fringe de Montréal

Amy Blackmore

Amy Blackmore is the Executive and Artistic Director of MainLine Theatre, the St-Ambroise Montreal FRINGE Festival and the Bouge d’ici Dance Festival. A META-nominated (Montreal English Theatre Awards) choreographer, Amy studied contemporary dance at Concordia University. 

 

Tales of the Dramaturges

Noel Bonilla Chongo

Cuba

Noel Bonilla Chongo

Noel Bonilla-Chongo holds a PhD in art sciences from Universidad de las Artes de Cuba, and accompanies teachers, playwrights, researchers and administrators working in the performing arts.

Philanthropic Picnic

Catherine Bourgeois

Joe Jack et John

Catherine Bourgeois

After studying scenography and directing, Catherine Bourgeois co-founded the company Joe Jack et John in 2003, for which she has developed, co-authored, and directed nearly a dozen works.

Linda Brunelle. A Portrait

Linda Brunelle

Montreal

Linda Brunelle

Linda Brunelle has designed costumes for theatre, opera, dance, cinema, and circus arts. She has collaborated with numerous renowned directors, including Martin Faucher, Claude Poissant, Dominic Champagne, Jasmine Dubé, and Frédéric Dubois. In the field of dance, her notable collaborators include the choreographers Marie-Claude Poulin, Hélène Langevin, and Laurence Lemieux.

Altamira 2042

Gabriela Carneiro da Cunha

São Paulo

Gabriela Carneiro da Cunha

Originally an actress, Brazil’s Gabriela Carneiro da Cunha has worked with directors such as Ariane Mnouchkine, Grace Passô, and Eryk Rocha during her theatrical and cinematic career. She is also a stage director, filmmaker, and researcher who has been working on a research project since 2013 that collects testimonies about endangered Brazilian rivers and the people who live along their banks, marginalized from the historical, political, and economic processes that lead to dispossession.

Producing Art in Latin America: Transformative Spaces

Maria José Cifuentes

Nave, Santiago de Chile

Maria José Cifuentes

María José Cifuentes Miranda (b. 1980, Chile) holds a PhD in history from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and an MA in performance and visual culture from the University of Alcalá, in Spain. She is an historian, teacher, researcher and programmer in the field of performing arts.

Producing Art in Latin America: Transformative Spaces

Diana Collazos

elgalpon.espacio, Lima

Diana Collazos

Diana Daf Collazos is a co-founder of the interdisciplinary art space elgalpon.espacio in Lima, Peru, as well as a cultural administrator, audiovisual producer, and interdisciplinary artist.

Philanthropic Picnic

Marie-Eve Collin

FTA

Marie-Eve Collin

A true theatre kid, Marie-Eve Collin devoted years of study to the art (BA, UQAM 2015). After several years as a street performer, she discovered a passion for the business side of things and pursued graduate studies in arts management (MA, HEC 2021).

First Peoples and their Living Voices

Zoe Compton

Montreal

Zoe Compton

Zoe is an artist, an educator, and an environmentalist.

Linda Brunelle. A Portrait

Cédric Delorme-Bouchard

Montreal

Cédric Delorme-Bouchard

A lighting designer, scenographer, and director, Cédric Delorme-Bouchard has worked on 200 theatre, dance, and opera productions in over a dozen countries across North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.

Philanthropic Picnic

Ludovic Delrieux

FTA

Ludovic Delrieux

Ludovic Delrieux has been in charge of philanthropy and partnerships at FTA | Festival TransAmériques since 2017. He holds a master’s in Art History from Université Paul-Valéry-Montpellier (2010) and a master’s in Arts Management from HEC Montréal (2016).

Danse à la carte – TransFormation Workshop

Mélanie Demers

Confession publique

Mélanie Demers

Mélanie Demers is a multidisciplinary artist who has choreographed over 30 works presented in Europe, the Americas, Africa, and Asia.

Confession publique

Mélanie Demers

Montreal

Mélanie Demers

Mélanie Demers is a multidisciplinary artist who has choreographed over 30 works presented in Europe, the Americas, Africa, and Asia. A creator of movements but above all a weaver of relationships, she founded the company MAYDAY in 2007. 

Producing Art in Latin America: Transformative Spaces

Martine Dennewald

FTA

Martine Dennewald

Martine Dennewals took the helm of Festival TransAmériques as co-artistic director in July 2021 together with Jessie Mill.

Malaise dans la civilisation

Alix Drufresne

Montreal

Alix Drufresne

The creation of Malaise dans la civilisation was initiated by playwright Étienne Lepage, who wanted to combine his universe with that of theatre director Alix Dufresne. Organically sharing writing and directing duties, the long-time associates have co-authored a work together for the first time. 

The St. Lawrence: Protecting its Lives

Geneviève Dupéré

Montreal

Geneviève Dupéré

Working between the arts and the sea, Geneviève Dupéré is director of écH2osystème, a maritime research and creation project that bridges the gap between the Saint Lawrence and the stage, and between the stage and the audience.

In My Basement

Martin Faucher

DJ
Thinking Together: The Extended Community of the FTA Clinics

Riccardo Fazi

Italy

Riccardo Fazi

Riccardo Fazi is dramaturg, sound-artist and researcher. Together with Claudia Sorace he founded Muta Imago company in Rome in 2006.

First Peoples and their Living Voices

Barbara Filion

Ottawa

Barbara Filion

Barbara Filion is the Programme Officer for Culture, with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO. She has previously worked as a consultant and served as the Reconciliation Program Director at the Canadian Museums Association.

Thinking about Eco-Friendly Costumes

Julie Fournier

Montreal

Julie Fournier

Julie Fournier graduated from Concordia University in 2020, where she studied scenography, with a specialization in costume design.

High Bed Lower Castle

Ellen Furey

Montreal

Ellen Furey

Ellen Furey describes herself as an artist, dancer, and choreographer inspired by working in close collaboration with others and by the intersection of art and life. She has worked with various people, namely Daniel Léveillé, Dana Michel, Sasha Kleinplatz, Simon Portigal, Andrew Tay/Stephen Thompson, Public Recordings, among others. She’s also the current artistic advisor for Danse-Cité.

Danse à la carte – TransFormation Workshop

Catherine Gaudet

Les jolies choses

Catherine Gaudet

On Catherine Gaudet’s stage, social masks come off to the rhythm of bodies exulting. After surveying the troubling truths and irreverent underground pathways of our humanity with Au sein des plus raides vertus (FTA, 2014) and Tout ce qui va revient (2018), Gaudet is back at FTA with a whole new piece, Les jolies choses. This time, she steps away from the theatrical aspects of her earlier works, all the while maintaining her subversive powers.

The St. Lawrence: Protecting its Lives

Raimunda Gomes da Silva

Altamira

Raimunda Gomes da Silva

Raimunda Gomes da Silva was born riverine, in Pedreiras, Maranhão, on the banks of the Parnaíba, on November 30, 1959. She is secretary of the Xingu Women’s Collective, participates in the Xingu Vivo para Sempre Movement and is a member of the Xingu Riverine Council

La conquête du béluga

Maryse Goudreau

Escuminac

Maryse Goudreau

A multidisciplinary artist from the Gaspé Peninsula, Maryse Goudreau began a long cycle of work about belugas in 2012. She studied their behaviour and political and poetic significance, dove with them, filmed them, and recorded their sounds, building up a comprehensive archive. Aligned with an eco-feminist approach, her hybrid work combines photography, video, installation, performance, visual art, writing, and documentary research.

The St. Lawrence: Protecting its Lives

Nathalie Gravel

Québec

Nathalie Gravel

Nathalie Gravel holds a BSc in geography from Université de Sherbrooke (1994), a master’s in geography (1998), and a PhD focusing on rural geography in Latin America (2003), both from Université Laval. She also did a postdoc at Yale (2003-2005), where she researched food security in rural regions of central Mexico.

Thinking Together: The Extended Community of the FTA Clinics

Yohayna Hernandez

Montreal

Yohayna Hernandez

A dramaturge at Osikan. Vivero Escénico Experimental, Yohayna Hernández is interested in the relationships between experience and language. Her work is located at the crossroads of research, creation, and thought.

The St. Lawrence: Protecting its Lives

Valérie Ivy Hamelin

Gespeg

Valérie Ivy Hamelin

Valérie Ivy Hamelin is a member of the Mi’kmaw community of Gespeg, in the Gaspé. She is an activist and advocate for land defence, and identifies as a water carrier. 

A Conversation with Lars Jan

Lars Jan

Los Angeles

Lars Jan

The American artist Lars Jan is the son of immigrants from Afghanistan and Poland. Multidisciplinary in his approach, he is a director, writer and visual artist and the founder of Early Morning Opera, a laboratory that combines live performance with new technologies and unique experiences.

Thinking Together: The Extended Community of the FTA Clinics

Emmanuelle Jetté

Montreal

Emmanuelle Jetté

FTA’s Associate Dramaturg Emmanuelle Jetté has been working closely with the Festival for the past four years. In 2022, she designed and coordinated the FTA Clinics project in collaboration with Yohayna Hernandez.

Emily Johnson: Umyuangvigkaq

Emily Johnson

New York

Emily Johnson

Emily Johnson is an artist who makes body-based work. She is a land and water protector and an organizer for justice, sovereignty and well-being. A Bessie Award-winning choreographer, Guggenheim Fellow and recipient of the Doris Duke Artist Award, she is based in Lenapehoking / New York City. Emily is of the Yup’ik Nation, and since 1998 has created work that considers the experience of sensing and seeing performance.

Creating in Anishinaabemowin, Innu-aimun, and Inuktitut

Natasha Kanapé Fontaine

Montreal

Natasha Kanapé Fontaine

Natasha Kanapé Fontaine is an Innu writer, poet and interdisciplinary artist, originally from the community of Pessamit, on Nitassinan (Côte-Nord).

Qaumma

Vinnie Karetak

Iqaluit

Vinnie Karetak

Vinnie Karetak is a cultural icon in Inuit Nunangat. His face is instantly recognized by Inuit young and old for his work in comedy, journalism, performing arts, theatre and film. 

As long as the River flows: River stories from a Kanien’kehá:ka perspective

Roxann Karonhiarokwas Whitebean

Kahnawà:ke

Roxann Karonhiarokwas Whitebean

Roxann Whitebean is a media artist who hails from the Mohawk Territory of Kahnawà:ke.

As long as the River flows: River stories from a Kanien’kehá:ka perspective

Lindsay Katsitsakatste Delaronde

Victoria

Lindsay Katsitsakatste Delaronde

Lindsay Katsitsakatste Delaronde is a Kanienke’haka woman from Kahnawake. For the past 14 years she has been a grateful, active and contributing guest on Lekwungen territory, Victoria (BC).

The History of Korean Western Theatre

Jaha Koo

Seoul + Ghent

Jaha Koo

Jaha Koo graduated in theatre studies from the Korea National University of Arts in Seoul and continued his training at DasArts in Amsterdam, where he moved in 2012. Jaha Koo has been splitting his time between the Netherlands and Belgium for the past ten years.

Danse à la carte – TransFormation Workshop

Lara Kramer

Them Voices

Lara Kramer

Lara Kramer is a choreographer and multidisciplinary artist of mixed Oji-Cree and Mennonite heritage. Her work, which is grounded in intergenerational relations and knowledge and the impacts of the Indian Residential Schools of Canada, has been presented all across Canada, in Martinique, New Zealand, the UK and Australia.

In My Basement

Benoît Landry

DJ
Elenit

Euripides Laskaridis

Athens

Euripides Laskaridis

A leading light of the new Greek performing arts scene, the choreographer and performer Euripides Laskaridis has been appearing on stage since 1995 and has collaborated with many different artists, including Robert Wilson and Dimitris Papaioannou. Aiming for a flamboyant visual theatre, he has been creating his own stage and film works since 2000. He founded his company Osmosis in 2009 during the Greek financial crisis.

Danses à venir: Performative Launch

Catherine Lavoie-Marcus

Montréal
Thinking about Eco-Friendly Costumes

Anne-Catherine Lebeau

Ecosceno
Thinking about Eco-Friendly Costumes

Kate Lecours

Montreal

Kate Lecours

A 2006 graduate of Conservatoire d’art dramatique de Québec (with a specialization in scenography), Kate Lecours has worked in theatre, fashion, and costume design.

Le virus et la proie

Pierre Lefebvre

Montreal

Pierre Lefebvre

After studying French literature at the Université de Montréal, Pierre Lefebvre directed radio documentaries for Radio-Canada’s culture channel, including Ignorances : un état des lieux (2003-2004 Prix de la radio award for best documentary show). 

Malaise dans la civilisation

Étienne Lepage

Montreal

Étienne Lepage

Étienne Lepage’s multiple works performed in North America and Europe notably include Rouge gueule (2009), for which he was a finalist for the Prix Michel Tremblay, and L’enclos de l’éléphant (FTA, 2011), which won the Prix du texte original from the AQCT.

Producing Art in Latin America: Transformative Spaces

Nayse Lopez

Panorama, Rio de Janeiro

Nayse Lopez

Since 2001 she also became a curator and general director of one of the biggest performing arts festivals in Brazil, where she developed several expertise in curating and organizing small and large events with international guests. She has also a long career as a lecturer on cultural management, art and media, and has attended hundreds of international events as a guest speaker.

Thinking Together: The Extended Community of the FTA Clinics

Émilie Martz-Kuhn

Montreal

Émilie Martz-Kuhn

Playwright at LA SERRE – performing arts, teacher and researcher, Émilie Martz-Kuhn has for several years nurtured a marked interest in transmission, in all its forms, artistic accompaniment and the development of singular spaces of thought.

La plus secrète mémoire des hommes

Mohamed Mbougar Sarr

Paris + Dakar

Mohamed Mbougar Sarr

Author Mohamed Mbougar Sarr was born in Dakar in 1990. After tackling the fate of illegal migrants (Silence du chœur, 2015) and the treatment of homosexuals in Senegal (De purs hommes, 2017), he imagined a resistance opposing the reign of terror in a city under Islamic rule (Terre ceinte, 2018).

As long as the River flows: River stories from a Kanien’kehá:ka perspective

Eric ''Dirt'' McComber

Kahnawà:ke
Traces – Discours aux Nations Africaines

Étienne Minoungou

Brussels + Ouagadougou

Étienne Minoungou

Originally from Burkina Faso, the actor, director and artistic director Étienne Minoungou studied sociology and theatre before founding the Récréâtrales in Ouagadougou in 2002, a pan-African space for writing, creation, research and theatrical dissemination. 

Creating in Anishinaabemowin, Innu-aimun, and Inuktitut

Émilie Monnet

Montreal

Émilie Monnet

At the crossroads of theatre, performance, and sound, Émilie Monnet typically presents her work in the form of interdisciplinary stage plays and performative installations. 

Thinking Together: The Extended Community of the FTA Clinics

Katya Montaignac

Montreal

Katya Montaignac

Formed in the dance department of university Paris 8,Katya Montaignac has worked as a dancer, choreographer, dance dramaturg. 

As long as the River flows: River stories from a Kanien’kehá:ka perspective

Courtney Montour

Kahnawà:ke

Courtney Montour

Courtney Montour is a Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) filmmaker from Kahnawà:ke whose work explores issues of Indigenous identity.

Workshop: AbstractCommercial

Malik Nashad Sharpe

London

Malik Nashad Sharpe

Malik Nashad Sharpe, a.k.a. marikiscrycrycry, describes himself as a choreographer and movement director who works in fashion just as much as in dance and theatre. He work has travelled widely in North America and Europe, notably including the prestigious Tate Britain (London), where he was an artist-in-residence, and Institute of Contemporary Art (London) to sell-out audiences. In Montreal, his piece $ELFIE$ was presented at MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels).

M’appelle Mohamed Ali

Dieudonné Niangouna

Paris+Brazzaville

Dieudonné Niangouna

A leading playwright in contemporary African theatre, the Congolese Dieudonné Niangouna, along with his brother Cris, founded the company Les bruits de la rue during the country’s civil war in 1997. In his hometown of Brazzaville, he also created the Mantsina sur Scène festival. 

 

Re:Incarnation

Qudus Onikeku

Lagos

Qudus Onikeku

Qudus Onikeku is a representative of a new generation of artists working internationally. The choreographer was born in Lagos, Nigeria, and in 2009 went on to train at the École nationale supérieure des arts du cirque in France, initially working at the crossroads of dance and acrobatics. Inspired by traditional Yoruba philosophy, he has also been influenced by hip-hop, capoeira, and contemporary dance.

Creating in Anishinaabemowin, Innu-aimun, and Inuktitut

Annie O’Bomsawin

Montreal

Annie O’Bomsawin

Annie O’Bomsawin-Bégin, member of the Abenakis of Odanak nation, is a philosophy professor at Cégep de Saint-Jérôme.

M’appelle Mohamed Ali

Philippe Racine

Montreal

Philippe Racine

Philippe Racine’s remarkable versatility has led to his collaborating with a range of companies, including Théâtre Motus, Théâtre Le Clou, and L’eau du bain. He appeared in the French and Creole version of Macbeth directed by Stacey Christodoulou (The Other Theater, 2010 and 2016) and will be in the cast of Lysis at Théâtre du Nouveau Monde, which has been pushed back to 2024. 

Emily Johnson: Umyuangvigkaq

Karyn Recollet

Toronto
Lavagem

Alice Ripoll

Rio de Janeiro

Alice Ripoll

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian choreographer Alice Ripoll first studied psychoanalysis before starting dance at the age of 21, and went on to graduate from Angel Vianna school, an important centre for dance and motor rehabilitation. Ripoll draws her inspiration from urban dance and in the relationship with the dancers.

Documentary Theatre Workshop

Adeline Rosenstein

Brussels

Adeline Rosenstein

In opposition to unequivocal, homogenous discourse, Adeline Rosenstein creates works of documentary theatre that refuse to soften the harshness of verbatim accounts.

La plus secrète mémoire des hommes

Odile Sankara

Ouagadougou

Odile Sankara

Actor, writer, director, and activist Odile Sankara is the president of Les Récréâtrales and a founding member of the Association Talents de Femme in Burkina Faso. A leading figure on the country’s arts scene, she has participated in organizing five editions of the Festival voix de femmes.

Traces – Discours aux Nations Africaines

Felwine Sarr

Niodior

Felwine Sarr

The Senegalese economist, philosopher, writer, musician and playwright Felwine Sarr questions the existing political and economic models, convinced that the African continent can be the driving force behind a planetary renewal—provided that it completes its decolonization and proposes a new project for civilization.

Creating in Anishinaabemowin, Innu-aimun, and Inuktitut

Nancy Saunders (Niap)

Montreal

Nancy Saunders (Niap)

Currently based in Montreal, Niap (Nancy Saunders) is a multidisciplinary artist born in 1986 in Kuujjuaq, Nunavik. 

Save the last dance for me

Alessandro Sciarroni

San Benedetto del Tronto

Alessandro Sciarroni

Trained in theatre, Italy’s Alessandro Sciarroni approaches dance from the viewpoint of a visual artist. His atypical process involves professionals specializing in various physical disciplines and practices. He uses the theatrical context to engage in dialogue with other forms, notably dance, circus arts, and sport, creating pieces that transcend traditional genre definitions.

Queer Bodies – A Living Force

Manuel Shannon Shink

Queer Bodies Montreal
Tales of the Dramaturges

Silvia Soter da Silveira

Brazil

Silvia Soter da Silveira

Silvia Soter is a professor at the School of Education at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, a researcher and dance critic.

La plus secrète mémoire des hommes

Aristide Tarnagda

Ouagadougou

Aristide Tarnagda

Aristide Tarnagda is a dramaturge, director, and actor. Born in Ouagadougou in 1983, he began his career in theatre after completing his studies in sociology. His meeting with the Ivorian dramaturge Koffi Kwahulé at the Les Récréâtrales festival, where he presented his first work, Alors, tue-moi, in 2004, was pivotal. 

Closing Night

Andrew Tay

DJ
Make Banana Cry

Andrew Tay

Toronto

Andrew Tay

A hybrid creator, the inaugural guest curator at the Centre de création O Vertigo and, as of recently, the artistic director of the Toronto Dance Theatre, Andrew Tay cofounded Wants&Needs Danse with Sasha Kleinplatz. Together, they curate the indispensable festive and creative happenings Short&Sweet and Piss in the Pool, which they produce and disseminate outside the usual circuits. 

Make Banana Cry

Stephen Thompson

Nice

Stephen Thompson

Visible at the FTA for many years, internationally recognized Stephen Thompson is a remarkable and provocative interdisciplinary artist. His collaborations and performative works are intersections of cultural politics, queerness and a vaste body of knowledge. 

Tales of the Dramaturges

Adriana Urrea

Colombia

Adriana Urrea

A philosopher by training, Adriana María Urrea Restrepo devotes her time both to her academic career and to cultural, artistic, and publishing activities in the public and private sectors.

Thinking Together: The Extended Community of the FTA Clinics

Sara Vanderieck

Belgium

Sara Vanderieck

An independent dramaturg, Sara Vanderieck obtains her degree in theater directing at the RITCS in Brussels.

The St. Lawrence: Protecting its Lives

Yenny Vega Cárdenas

Montreal

Yenny Vega Cárdenas

Yenny Vega Cárdenas is a lawyer working in Quebec and Columbia. She holds a master’s in business law, and a PhD in water law.

Le virus et la proie

Benoît Vermeulen

Montreal

Benoît Vermeulen

After he co-founded Théâtre le Clou in 1989, the works directed by Benoît Vermeulen soon earned him an international reputation in the field of theatre for teens. 

Face to Face

Naishi Wang

Toronto

Naishi Wang

Naishi Wang has lived and worked in Toronto since entering The School of Toronto Dance Theatre in 2004. He attracted the Festival TransAmériques’s attention through his involvement in Quebec choreographer Paul-André Fortier’s projects 15 X LA NUIT and Trois (Agora de la danse, 2017), among others.

Qaumma

Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory

Iqaluit

Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory

Of Greenlandic descent, Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory was born in Saskatoon. She has lived in Iqaluit since 2004. The need to uphold the founding stories of her culture against the ravages of colonialism is intrinsic to her artistic practice, which she has continuously diversified and transformed for over thirty years.

M’appelle Mohamed Ali

Tatiana Zinga Botao

Montreal

Tatiana Zinga Botao

Created in 2017 in Montreal, Théâtre de La Sentinelle seeks to diversify the cultural face of Quebec. Founded by Tatiana Zinga Botao and Lyndz Dantiste, with Philippe Racine joining them as artistic director, the company initiates projects that offer leading roles to actors from racialized and indigenous communities. The members of the Sentinelle, all three of whom studied at the Conservatoire d’art dramatique in Montreal, wish to stimulate discussion about issues of representation and develop a new generation of diverse talent.

Closing Night

Fruit défendu

DJ
La conquête du béluga

Théâtre À tour de rôle

Carleton-sur-Mer

Théâtre À tour de rôle

A vital creative hub based in Carleton-sur-Mer in the Gaspé Peninsula, Théâtre À tour de rôle initiated and produced this stage adaptation of Goudreau’s work. The company, which has been producing and promoting theatre arts since 1985, focuses on powerful texts by francophone authors and maintains strong links with the community. Pascale Joubert, who recently succeeded Dany Michaud as artistic director and general manager, is generating a new buzz around the company by, among others, favouring a hybrid approach to art.