MORE THAN A FOOTNOTE is an initiative by Tableau D’Hôte Theatre to develop theatrical works centered around little-known tales that have shaped the communities and nations that make up Canada. But the responsibility to tell these stories should not fall squarely on the shoulders of our artists and creators, which is why we want you as members of the public to have a say in which play we will commission and hope to eventually bring to a stage near you. Voting runs through September 10th.


Tableau D’Hôte Theatre 2019-2020 season


Tableau D’Hôte Theatre recently announced its 2019-2020 season alongside eight other professional English Montréal theatre companies. Our upcoming season explores what lies behind holding space, truth, power, and secrets by delving head first into what it may take to (re)claim personal and collective narratives and histories. With its first ever season dedicated entirely to new works, the company will ring in its fifteenth year by setting the stage for a daring new era in our history.

Recipient of 2018 commission

Anna Burkholder’s The Caravan has been selected as the recipient of this year’s edition of our More than a footnote’s development program!

The Caravan follows Ellen, a pregnant student from Simon Fraser University, as she travels to Parliament in the Abortion Caravan, the first national feminist protest, fighting for abortion access and equality. A recent amendment to the Criminal Code restricted legal access to abortion and thousands of Canadian women were dying in an underground abortion trade.

Hearing, finding, translating Kiyoko

First in a series of articles by Julie Tamiko Manning about her process, her discoveries, and her struggles while writing Mizushōbai (The Water Trade), the recipient of the inaugural 2017 edition of More than a Footnote 

“We could hear the tone and tilt and burst of Kiyoko’s voice but no one understood Japanese.  Except Ayumi.  The performance artist.  The runner.  The immunologist student. The sister of the writer whose novels I ate up because I ate up anything I could find from Japanese Canadian artists because I felt so alone and those were the people who made me see that I could be Japanese Canadian and an artist.”

Want to help Tableau D’Hôte Theatre out?

Would you be willing to make a monthly donation to help Tableau D’Hôte continue to be Montréal’s home for Canadian theatre? We’re pleased to announce the launch of our 10×100 drive. We’re looking for 100 art lovers who are willing and able to make $10 monthly donations for the next year.