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Encore | Marc Prescott

May/mai 9 – 19

MainLine Theatre (MiniMain) | 3997 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal

514.849.3378

While still in the throes of young love, a couple pledge to return to the site of their first meeting ever year in order to reenact word-for-word their faithful encounter. How do we love? Or rather, how don’t we love? Marc Prescott’s text is unapologetically tender, sending us straight to the heart of great love: from fluttering hearts, to subtle betrayals, to the uncertainty of sudden loneliness. Encore blends comedy, poetry and insight in a manner that is a far cry from the cynicism of our time. It dares to speak of true feelings, the ones that shake us to our core.
Emportés par l’ardeur de leur amour, un jeune couple se fait la promesse de retourner annuellement à l’endroit de leur rencontre initiale afin de se redire mot pour mot leurs premières paroles et recréer fidèlement ce moment fatidique. Comment aimer ? Ou encore, comment ne pas aimer ? Le texte de Marc Prescott est résolument tendre, allant droit au cœur d’un grand amour : passant des battements de cœur et des trahisons subtiles, il y va jusqu’à l’incertitude du délaissement imprévu. Encore mélange humour, poésie et discernement d’une façon qui nous transporte loin du pessimisme de notre époque. Elle ose nous présenter de vraies émotions qui nous ébranlent au plus profond de notre être. 

Encore is presented with the permission of the SoQAD (la société québécoise des auteurs dramatiques) and features both the original French text from Marc Prescott and his own English translation, as adapted by Liz Valdez and members of the creative team.

Billetterie


Billets | Tickets : $21 – $31 + taxes

Les billets sont plus abordables lors de la première semaine des représentations.
Tickets are more affordable during the first week of our run. 

9-12 mai | Réduit: 21 $ + taxes, Général: 26 $ + taxes
14 mai | Réduit: 22 $ + taxes, Général: 27 $ + taxes
15 mai | Réduit: 23 $ + taxes, Général: 28 $ + taxes
16 mai | Réduit: 23 $ + taxes, Général: 29 $ + taxes
17 mai | Réduit: 23 $ + taxes, Général: 30 $ + taxes
18 mai [14h] | Réduit: 22 $ + taxes, Général: 28 $ + taxes
18 mai [20h] | Réduit: 23 $ + taxes, Général: 30 $ + taxes
19 mai [14h] | Réduit: 23 $ + taxes, Général: 31 $ + taxes

 

May/mai 19 [14h]

Tickets available at the door/Billets disponibles à la porte. 

MainLine Theatre is situated in a place that has been a point of creativity and exchange for millennia. Montréal is known in the Mohawk language as Tiotià:ke, or Broken in Two because of the way the river breaks around the island. It is considered unceded territory of the Kanien’kehà:ka nation. The Anishnaabe, Abenaki, Wendat, and Métis have all served as custodians of this land over time, together with all the first peoples of Turtle Island. Tableau D’Hôte Theatre extends our deepest respect to the elders of these communities and call on all governments to adopt the 94 recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation commission. 

Cast


Matthew Kabwe – Sir

Matthew Kabwe, a native of Pointe-Claire, studied at the Dome, the theatre program at Dawson College. Since graduating in 2003, Matthew has worked throughout Canada in theatre, film, television, performance capture, commercials and has lent his voice to docu-mentaries, animated films and video games. Matthew has had the great fortune to work with theatre companies like Soulpepper, Theatre Calgary, Repercussion, Scapegoat Carni-vale, Teesri Duniya, Canadian Stage, Geordie, Black Theatre Workshop, the Centaur Thea-tre, the Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre and the Tableau D’Hôte Theatre. His screen and video game credits include appearances in the Assassin’s Creed series, The Bold Type, Helix, 19-2, Jack Ryan, L’Amour, The Factory, The Watch, The Dead Zone, Mother!, Cri-sis Point and Nicky Deuce. Matthew is also B!

Tania Kontoyanni – Madame

En 1994, tout juste diplômée du Conservatoire de Montréal, Tania obtient un premier rôle dans Le Sorcier, réalisé par Jean-Claude Labrecque, puis dans Watatatow. Par la suite, elle a joué dans plusieurs séries télévisées, dont, tout récemment, Plan B et L’Échappée, ainsi que dans plusieurs films, dont le récent Origami de Patrick Demers. Très active au théâtre, soulignons ses interprétations dans La femme comme champ de bataille (M. Visniec), La carnivore pourpre (Maryse Pelletier), John and Beatrice (Carole Fréchette), Anna in the tropics (Nilo Cruz), Death and the maiden (Ariel Dorfman) et Là où le sang se mêle (Kevin Loring). Elle était récemment de la distribution de Coriolan, mis en scène par Robert Lepage, au TNM, en janvier 2019.

Cast


Matthew Kabwe – Sir

Matthew Kabwe, a native of Pointe-Claire, studied at the Dome, the theatre program at Dawson College. Since graduating in 2003, Matthew has worked throughout Canada in theatre, film, television, performance capture, commercials and has lent his voice to docu-mentaries, animated films and video games. Matthew has had the great fortune to work with theatre companies like Soulpepper, Theatre Calgary, Repercussion, Scapegoat Carni-vale, Teesri Duniya, Canadian Stage, Geordie, Black Theatre Workshop, the Centaur Thea-tre, the Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre and the Tableau D’Hôte Theatre. His screen and video game credits include appearances in the Assassin’s Creed series, The Bold Type, Helix, 19-2, Jack Ryan, L’Amour, The Factory, The Watch, The Dead Zone, Mother!, Cri-sis Point and Nicky Deuce. Matthew is also B!

Tania Kontoyanni – Madame

En 1994, tout juste diplômée du Conservatoire de Montréal, Tania obtient un premier rôle dans Le Sorcier, réalisé par Jean-Claude Labrecque, puis dans Watatatow. Par la suite, elle a joué dans plusieurs séries télévisées, dont, tout récemment, Plan B et L’Échappée, ainsi que dans plusieurs films, dont le récent Origami de Patrick Demers. Très active au théâtre, soulignons ses interprétations dans La femme comme champ de bataille (M. Visniec), La carnivore pourpre (Maryse Pelletier), John and Beatrice (Carole Fréchette), Anna in the tropics (Nilo Cruz), Death and the maiden (Ariel Dorfman) et Là où le sang se mêle (Kevin Loring). Elle était récemment de la distribution de Coriolan, mis en scène par Robert Lepage, au TNM, en janvier 2019.

Creative team


Liz Valdez – Director | Mise en scène

Liz Valdez has been teaching and coaching for over twenty years and has directed over 40 productions including new works by Montréal playwright, poets, and collective creations. She has worked closely with Tableau D’Hôte Theatre since its inception, having performed and directed in a number of their productions. Notably, she received a Montreal English Crtiics’ Circle Awards (MECCA) for her direction of Daniel MacIvor’s Humans at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts in 2011. She is also the Associate Artistic Director of Teesri Duniya Theatre.

Jaclyn Turner – Set Designer | Scénographe 

Jaclyn is a 2005 graduate of the architecture department of Kansas State University. During her final semester there, she won the Heintzelman Prize, an annual award for outstanding design achievements by students, for an architectural based short animation. In 2009, she moved to Montréal with hopes to learn a new language, be exposed to a different way of life and engage with bolder design projects. She has been photographing Tableau D’Hôte Theatre productions since 2010. Encore marks her entry into set design, after having recently designed projections for Blackout.

Frédéric St-Hilaire – Projection designer | Concepteur des projections 

Frédéric St-Hilaire has been doing video in scenic settings for the last fifteen years. His work is regularly presented in contemporary art exhibitions, pop concert or electronic music events.

Zoe Roux – Costume and Lighting Designer | Conceptrice des costumes et de l’éclairage

Zoe Roux is a set, costume, and lighting designer based in Montréal. She was awarded ‘Outstanding Emerging Artist’ at the The Montreal English Theatre Awards for her set and lighting design on Invasive Species (Blue Ox productions) and Smackhead (We Are One). Other recent credits include: costume and lighting design on Madame Catherine prépare sa classe de troisième à l’irrémédiable (Surreal SoReal Theatre), assistant costume design on Dis Merci (Joe, Jack and John), assistant costume design on Hosanna (Tableau D’Hôte Theatre and Centaur), and assistant costume and set design on The Last Wife (Centaur Theatre).

Rehan Lalani – Sound Designer | Concepteur sonore 

Raised In Montéral, Rehan started to get into sound by volunteering at CKUT 90.3fm as a technician, editor and cohost. Since then he has been working on varied projects including interactive video and dance.

Jacob Burtenshaw – Music and composition | Musique et composition

Jacob Burtenshaw is a student musicologist and multi-instrumentalist based in Newcastle, UK. His recent creative engagements include McGill Symphony Orchestra’s 2018/2019 season, a series of compositions for mixed timbres in an array of post-tonal styles, and playing as Concertmaster for a performance of Handel’s opera Acis and Galatea at the historical National Trust venue Seaton Delaval Hall. His performance with Tableau D’Hôte Theatre in their production of Encore marks his theatrical debut, and he hopes to synthesize his many musical interests while taking part in this exciting collaborative project.

Danielle Laurin – Stage Manager | Régie

Danielle is a stage manager and theatre artist based in Montr.éal. She completed her BFA in Design for the Theatre at Concordia University, after which she apprenticed at the Portland Playhouse in Oregon. Later, she earned her MFA in Stage Management from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. She also interned at the Public Theatre in New York on David Byrne’s rock musical Joan of Arc: Into the Fire. Locally, she has worked with several companies including Repercussion Theatre, The Segal Centre for Performing Arts, Geordie Theatre, and Imago Theatre. Danielle was nominated as Outstanding Emerging Artist in Production at the 2017 META awards.

Andrew Scriver – Production Manager and Technical Director | Directeur de production et directeur technique

Andrew Scriver is a Montréal-based production manager and technical director, a designer and video artist, and an Associate Technical Director of the Segal Centre for Performing Arts. A 2015 graduate of The National Theatre School of Canada’s production program and a member of the video arts collective potatoCakes_digital, Andrew has managed, designed projections, lights, sets, and sound, for over fifty theatre productions, operas, installations, and live music concerts in Québec, Ontario, and Newfoundland. Outside of his theatre work Andrew and potatoCakes_digital have most recently been working with the local Montréal bands John Jacob Magistery, designing and running video for their concert at Osheaga Music Festival in 2018and The Leanover, animating a music video for their upcoming album release.

Olivia Woods – Assistant Director | Assistante à la mise en scène

Olivia Woods is an emerging artist and a recent graduate of Concordia’s Acting for the Theatre program.  While in school she has performed with Revolution They Wrote, Other Coast Theatre and The Segal Centre for Performing Arts.  She just finished assistant directing Lion in the Streets with Concordia, a role she is aims to continue exploring and pursuing.

Justin Johnson – Apprentice Director | Apprenti à la mise en scène

Justin Johnson is a professional performer extraordinaire who has had the very fortunate pleasure to grace many of Montréal’s vast multitude of theatrical playgrounds. Justin began his career as an artist in the shoes of a professional Actor but refuses to limit himself there. Dabbling in Dance, Acting, Singing, Songwriting, and aspiring to one day debut his Director’s eye, he has had an incredible experience navigating the journey of the multi-faceted artist. Graduating from Dawson College’s Professional Theatre Program and completing a year under the tutelage of the esteemed Black Theatre Workshop’s Artist Mentorship Program, Justin has built a foundation of education and insight behind his craft that he can cherish with pride. He was most recently seen as a member of the chorus in Tableau D’Hôte Theatre’s Blackout

Charley Hausnkost – Production Assistant | Assistante de production 

After 11 years since she made her stage debut in Lion in the Streets directed by Mike Payette, Charley Hausknost is thrilled to be working behind the scenes with Tableau D’Hôte Theatre. Currently in her second year of her B.Mus at McGill’s Schulich School of Music, Charley has toured with the Schulich Singers vocal ensemble in 2017 and 2019, and performed in several venues in Montréal and Toronto. With a passion for storytelling, she feels privileged to a part of Encore by Marc Prescott. She is immensely grateful to Danielle Laurin, Liz Valdez, and the whole creative team for this opportunity.

Creative team


Liz Valdez – Director | Mise en scène

Liz Valdez has been teaching and coaching for over twenty years and has directed over 40 productions including new works by Montréal playwright, poets, and collective creations. She has worked closely with Tableau D’Hôte Theatre since its inception, having performed and directed in a number of their productions. Notably, she received a Montreal English Crtiics’ Circle Awards (MECCA) for her direction of Daniel MacIvor’s Humans at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts in 2011. She is also the Associate Artistic Director of Teesri Duniya Theatre.

Jaclyn Turner – Set Designer | Scénographe 

Jaclyn is a 2005 graduate of the architecture department of Kansas State University. During her final semester there, she won the Heintzelman Prize, an annual award for outstanding design achievements by students, for an architectural based short animation. In 2009, she moved to Montréal with hopes to learn a new language, be exposed to a different way of life and engage with bolder design projects. She has been photographing Tableau D’Hôte Theatre productions since 2010. Encore marks her entry into set design, after having recently designed projections for Blackout.

Frédéric St-Hilaire – Projection designer | Concepteur des projections 

Frédéric St-Hilaire has been doing video in scenic settings for the last fifteen years. His work is regularly presented in contemporary art exhibitions, pop concert or electronic music events.

Zoe Roux – Costume and Lighting Designer | Conceptrice des costumes et de l’éclairage

Zoe Roux is a set, costume, and lighting designer based in Montréal. She was awarded ‘Outstanding Emerging Artist’ at the The Montreal English Theatre Awards for her set and lighting design on Invasive Species (Blue Ox productions) and Smackhead (We Are One). Other recent credits include: costume and lighting design on Madame Catherine prépare sa classe de troisième à l’irrémédiable (Surreal SoReal Theatre), assistant costume design on Dis Merci (Joe, Jack and John), assistant costume design on Hosanna (Tableau D’Hôte Theatre and Centaur), and assistant costume and set design on The Last Wife (Centaur Theatre).

Rehan Lalani – Sound Designer | Concepteur sonore 

Raised In Montéral, Rehan started to get into sound by volunteering at CKUT 90.3fm as a technician, editor and cohost. Since then he has been working on varied projects including interactive video and dance.

Jacob Burtenshaw – Music and composition | Musique et composition

Jacob Burtenshaw is a student musicologist and multi-instrumentalist based in Newcastle, UK. His recent creative engagements include McGill Symphony Orchestra’s 2018/2019 season, a series of compositions for mixed timbres in an array of post-tonal styles, and playing as Concertmaster for a performance of Handel’s opera Acis and Galatea at the historical National Trust venue Seaton Delaval Hall. His performance with Tableau D’Hôte Theatre in their production of Encore marks his theatrical debut, and he hopes to synthesize his many musical interests while taking part in this exciting collaborative project.

Danielle Laurin – Stage Manager | Régie

Danielle is a stage manager and theatre artist based in Montr.éal. She completed her BFA in Design for the Theatre at Concordia University, after which she apprenticed at the Portland Playhouse in Oregon. Later, she earned her MFA in Stage Management from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. She also interned at the Public Theatre in New York on David Byrne’s rock musical Joan of Arc: Into the Fire. Locally, she has worked with several companies including Repercussion Theatre, The Segal Centre for Performing Arts, Geordie Theatre, and Imago Theatre. Danielle was nominated as Outstanding Emerging Artist in Production at the 2017 META awards.

Andrew Scriver – Production Manager and Technical Director | Directeur de production et directeur technique

Andrew Scriver is a Montréal-based production manager and technical director, a designer and video artist, and an Associate Technical Director of the Segal Centre for Performing Arts. A 2015 graduate of The National Theatre School of Canada’s production program and a member of the video arts collective potatoCakes_digital, Andrew has managed, designed projections, lights, sets, and sound, for over fifty theatre productions, operas, installations, and live music concerts in Québec, Ontario, and Newfoundland. Outside of his theatre work Andrew and potatoCakes_digital have most recently been working with the local Montréal bands John Jacob Magistery, designing and running video for their concert at Osheaga Music Festival in 2018and The Leanover, animating a music video for their upcoming album release.

Olivia Woods – Assistant Director | Assistante à la mise en scène

Olivia Woods is an emerging artist and a recent graduate of Concordia’s Acting for the Theatre program.  While in school she has performed with Revolution They Wrote, Other Coast Theatre and The Segal Centre for Performing Arts.  She just finished assistant directing Lion in the Streets with Concordia, a role she is aims to continue exploring and pursuing.

Justin Johnson – Apprentice Director | Apprenti à la mise en scène

Justin Johnson is a professional performer extraordinaire who has had the very fortunate pleasure to grace many of Montréal’s vast multitude of theatrical playgrounds. Justin began his career as an artist in the shoes of a professional Actor but refuses to limit himself there. Dabbling in Dance, Acting, Singing, Songwriting, and aspiring to one day debut his Director’s eye, he has had an incredible experience navigating the journey of the multi-faceted artist. Graduating from Dawson College’s Professional Theatre Program and completing a year under the tutelage of the esteemed Black Theatre Workshop’s Artist Mentorship Program, Justin has built a foundation of education and insight behind his craft that he can cherish with pride. He was most recently seen as a member of the chorus in Tableau D’Hôte Theatre’s Blackout

Charley Hausnkost – Production Assistant | Assistante de production 

After 11 years since she made her stage debut in Lion in the Streets directed by Mike Payette, Charley Hausknost is thrilled to be working behind the scenes with Tableau D’Hôte Theatre. Currently in her second year of her B.Mus at McGill’s Schulich School of Music, Charley has toured with the Schulich Singers vocal ensemble in 2017 and 2019, and performed in several venues in Montréal and Toronto. With a passion for storytelling, she feels privileged to a part of Encore by Marc Prescott. She is immensely grateful to Danielle Laurin, Liz Valdez, and the whole creative team for this opportunity.

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