Due to the current context, these activities are cancelled.

The FTA Clinics are back! A special opening in the Festival, they provide a space-time devoted to open and inventive dramaturgy that offers a helping hand to the local artistic community. Seven renowned dramaturges will assist participants in developing ideas and a creative process, contributing their own brand of creativity. They will meet with Montreal artists and engage in dialogue, offering their focused attention, listening skills and enthusiasm.

Dramaturges’ Breakfast

Sunday, May 24, 11 a.m.
Coming from all over the country, from different contexts and artistic practices, our guest dramaturges will discuss pieces they are currently working on, as well as their concerns and the artistic, theoretical and political forces behind their approaches. An overview of a multiform, informed and constantly evolving practice.

Moderators Sara Fauteux + Jessie Mill
In French
Free and open to all

In association with Centre des auteurs dramatiques


A Pirate’s Eye Patch, a Jackhammer and a Magic Lantern:
Experiential Drama… And some Miraculous Failures

Tuesday, May 26, 1:30 p.m.

Long live vibrant, made-to-measure dramaturgy! With the objective of sharing concrete experiences and tools and tricks of the trade, our guests will discuss the roads taken and their unexpected twists and turns. Anecdotes, tales of creative process, of pinpointing knotty problems and analyzing flops. From singular efforts to current practice, let’s see what remains that can be reinvested in future projects.

Moderators Camille Louis + Jessie Mill
Free and open to all


Private Consultations

Do you have a creative project underway, or lying fallow or temporarily stalled, or a question, problem or unfocused desire to discuss? Reserve a spot for a one-on-one consultation with a dramaturge. Take advantage of a private encounter with one of our guest dramaturges. A conversation with no pressing production imperatives, a time to step back and reboot.

What? 90 minutes in English or French, with a guest dramaturge
When? May 25 + 27, by appointment
For whom? Professional theatre and dance artists
How much? Free of charge
How? Fill the registration form and send to: cliniques@fta.ca


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Coordination Jessie Mill
Assisted by Emmanuelle Jetté

Presented with the support of