Mandate

Tableau D’Hôte Theatre was founded in 2005 by Mathieu Murphy-Perron and Mike Payette with the mandate of producing Montréal premieres of English Canadian productions. Since, the company has grown into a critically and peer acclaimed independent company often regarded for its ability to explore alternate forms of storytelling, its design aesthetic and for promoting work by both emerging and established Canadian playwrights. Our objective is simple yet unique in the English community: to engage audiences in provocative theatre that reflects the perspective and voices of the nations upon nations that make up “Canada”.

Tableau D’Hôte Theatre has maintained a presence within this city as the vessel for English Canadian work that has not been produced Québec. We are the only company in Montréal solely committed to this mission. Additionally, as the notion of country shifts, both the company and the individual artists involved share in the responsibility in investigating what truly makes the “Canadian voice” distinguishable and how to reflect the diverse populations in the conception and realization of our shows.

The very mandate of the company is rooted in a need for intercultural dialogue and cultural reconciliation. By bringing English Canadian plays that have often toured the country and the world but skipped over Montréal due to our linguistic makeup, we aim to not only share stories from the “Rest of Canada” with Anglophone Montréalers, but also to expose Allophone and Francophone Montréalers to the diversity of voices that make up the Canadian cannon.

 

 

Awards

2017

Montreal English Theatre Awards (META) Recipient

  • Outstanding PACT Production: Angélique (a co-production with Black Theatre Workshop)
  • Outstanding Contribution to the Theatre (Sixtrum Percussion Ensemble, Angélique)

Montreal English Theatre Awards (META) Nomination

  • Outstanding Lead Actress (Jenny Brizzard, Angélique)
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor (Tristan D. Lalla, Olivier Lamarche, Karl Graboshas, Angélique)
  • Outstanding Direction (Mike Payette, Angélique)
  • Outstanding Sound Design (Sixtrum Percussion Ensemble, Angélique)
  • Outstanding Set Design (Eo Sharp, Angélique)

2016

Montreal English Theatre Awards (META) Recipient

  • Outstanding Sound Design (Rob Denton, Another Home Invasion)

Montreal English Theatre Awards (META) Nomination

  • Outstanding independent production (Another Home Invasion)
  • Outstanding Lead Actress (Deena Aziz, Another Home Invasion)
  • Outstanding Set Design (Lara Kaluza, Another Home Invasion)
  • Outstanding Lighting Design (Audrey-Anne-Bouchard, Another Home Invasion)
  • Outstanding Original Score (Rob Denton, Another Home Invasion)

2015

Montreal English Theatre Awards (META) Recipient

  • Outstanding Independent Production (Hosanna)
  • Outstanding Direction (Mike Payette, Hosanna)
  • Outstanding Lead Actor (Eloi ArchamBaudoin, Hosanna)
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor (Davide Chiazzese, Hosanna)

Montreal English Theatre Awards (META) Nomination

  • Outstanding Set Design (Lara Kaluza, Hosanna)
  • Outstanding Costume Design (Noémi Poulin, Hosanna)
  • Outstanding Sound Design (Rob Denton, Hosanna)

2011

Montreal English Critics Circle Awards (MECCA) Recipient

  • Best Director (Liz Valdez, Humans)
  • Best Lighting Design (Jody Burkholder, Humans)

Montreal English Critics Circle Awards (MECCA) Nomination

  • Best Ensemble (Humans)
  • Best Production (Humans)

2010

Montreal English Critics Circle Awards (MECCA) Recipient

  • Best Actor (Chip Chuipka, A Line in the Sand)
  • Best Actress (Glenda Braganza, A Line in the Sand)
  • Best Set (Lara Kaluza, A Line in the Sand)

Montreal English Critics Circle Awards (MECCA) Nomination

  • Best Director (Mike Payette, A Line in the Sand)

2008

Montreal English Critics Circle Awards (MECCA) Recipient

  • Best Director (Olivier Perras, 7 Stories)
  • Best Set (Jennifer Goodman, 7 Stories)

Montreal English Critics Circle Awards (MECCA) Nomination

  • Best Ensemble (7 Stories)

Montreal English Critics Circle Awards (MECCA) Honorable Mention

  • Revelation of the year