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Class of 2020: VOICES FROM THE PANDEMIC

A Tableau D’Hôte Theatre production
Presented by the Segal Centre for Performing Arts
Curated by Camila Fitzgibbon
May 24th – 29th, 2021

With the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the educational experience of theatre school students across Québec, the Segal Centre for Performing Arts and Tableau D’Hôte Theatre are proud to present a special live and in-person performance event honouring their perseverance.

Class of 2020: Voices from the Pandemic will unite recent grads from Montréal’s top professional theatre training programs for a series of staged play readings featuring new Canadian works. Highlighting 25 emerging actors, directors, designers, stage managers, and technicians from the National Theatre School of Canada, Concordia University, UQAM, John Abbott College, and Dawson College, the public performance will also stand as an industry showcase for artistic directors, casting directors, and talent agents to be introduced to the next generation of theatremakers.

TICKETS

$19 Admission
Available only by calling the Segal Centre Box Office 
514 739 7944

Getting here

media relations

Camila Fitzgibbon
514 686 7225
media@tableaudhote.ca

Covid protocols

To ensure the safety of audience members, artists and staff, Tableau D’Hôte Theatre is adhering strictly to all government health and safety protocols.  The following measures have been put into place to ensure the health and safety of our audience members:

showcase schedule

COHORT 1
Monday, May 24th at 7:00 PM
Saturday, May 29th at 3:30 PM
 
Director: Sophie Gee
Assistant Director: Masha Bashmakova
Designer: Dalia Robidoux
Actors: Marianna Del Giacco, Riley Handy, Gabriel Lezza, Amy Ring, Theodore Viadero, Joan Wiecha
COHORT 2

Wednesday, May 26th at 7:00 PM
Saturday, May 29th at 1:30 PM

Director: Jessica Abdallah
Assistant Director: Murdoch Schon
Assistant Director & Stage Manager: Sam Melnick
Designer: Nathan McConnell
Actors: Charity Adzie, Gabrielle Banville, Nathaniel Blander, Annabelle Dubois, Emilio Ferreira, Laurianne Flynn

COHORT 3

Tuesday, May 25th at 7:00 PM
Saturday, May 29th at 5:30 PM

Director: Zach Fraser
Assistant Director: Sabrina Auclair
Stage Manager: Camille Lapointe
Designer: Adrienne Gantenberg
Actors: Jake Cohen, Virginie Daigle, Boris Kirimidtchiev, Camille Lemay-Paquin, Esmé Steadman-Gantous

The graduates

CHARITY ADZIE
Dawson College
Acting

SABRINA AUCLAIR
National Theatre School
Directing

GABRIELLE BANVILLE
Concordia University
Acting

MASHA BASHMAKOVA
Concordia University
Directing

NATHANIEL BLANDER
John Abbott College
Acting

JAKE COHEN
Dawson College
Acting

VIRGINIE DAIGLE
UQAM
Acting

MARIANNA DEL GIACCO
Dawson College
Acting

ANNABELLE DUBOIS
Dawson College
Acting

EMILIO FERREIRA
John Abbott College
Acting

LAURIANNE FLYNN
John Abbott College
Acting

ADRIENNE GANTENBERG
Concordia University
Design

RILEY HANDY
John Abbott College
Acting

BORIS KIRIMIDTCHIEV
Dawson College
Acting

CAMILLE LAPOINTE
Concordia University
Stage Management

CAMILLE LEMAY-PAQUIN
Concordia University
Acting

GABRIEL LEZZA
Dawson College
Acting

NATHAN MCCONNELL
John Abbott College
Design

SAM MELNICK
John Abbott College
Directing / SM

AMY RING
John Abbott College
Acting

DALIA ROBIDOUX
John Abbott College
Design

MURDOCH SCHON
National Theatre School
Directing

ESMÉ STEADMAN-GANTOUS
Dawson College
Acting

THEODORE VIADERO
Concordia University
Acting

JOAN WIECHA
Dawson College
Acting

Featured playwrights (recent graduates)

ALICE ABRACEN
National Theatre School
“What Rough Beast”

PATRICK JEFFREY
National Theatre School
“The Breakthrough”

GABRIELLE BANVILLE
Concordia University
“A Paisley Mind”

SABRINA AUCLAIR
National Theatre School
“No Home Land”

THE MENTORS / PRODUCTION TEAM

CAMILA FITZGIBBON
Project Creator & Curator

ZACH FRASER
Director / Directing Mentor

SOPHIE GEE
Director / Directing Mentor

JESSICA ABDALLAH
Director / Directing Mentor

SOPHIE EL-ASSAAD
Design Mentor

KATE HAGEMEYER
Stage Management Mentor

LINDSAY PETTS
COVID-19 Coordinator

AJ KORKIDAKIS
Graphic Designer

Partners and sponsors