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2020-2021 Season

 

Having been the first company to stage theatre in Montréal after the first wave of COVID-19, Tableau D’Hôte remains committed to having stories ready for audiences to safely enjoy once we are allowed to gather again.

 

Quiet / Silence by Lydie Dubuisson
World Premiere, MainLine Theatre
Directed by Tamara Brown
November 18th – December 6th (CANCELLED)

Update: Due to public health directives and the decision to keep all theatres closed until January 11th, our production of Quiet/Silence has been cancelled.

At Eight months pregnant, Clara sends her fiancé away on a fishing trip in anticipation of some quiet time with her baby before its arrival. But their time together is anything but quiet, and leads Clara to examine her troubled and estranged relationship with her own mother. Featuring a live gospel choir, Quiet/Silence explores the intimate bond between mother and child, of journeying through one’s past in search of forgiveness and redemption.

Encore by Marc Prescott
Adapted and directed by Liz Valdez
January 14 – 31 2021
Segal Centre for Performing Arts

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.

Tableau D’Hôte is happy to bring back its tiny bilingual award-winning 2019 production back for a wider audience to enjoy.

With more surprises, both small and large, to come in the Summer months.

 

Staged readings

Resilience – a series of staged readings

Curated by Camila Fitzgibbon
March 9 – 21 2021
Segal Centre for Performing Arts

Inspired by the theatre school graduates of 2020 whose creative sparks were whirled by the COVID-19 crisis, Tableau D’Hôte Theatre presents a special event honouring their resilience.

For two weeks in March, actors, designers, technicians, playwrights, and directors from the 2020 graduating classes of Montréal’s English-language professional theatre training programs will converge in a series of staged play readings showcasing their talents. Featuring graduates from the Class of 2020 of the National Theatre School of Canada, Concordia University, John Abbott College, and Dawson College, this public performance of curated new works will stand as an honorary convocation for the next generation of Canadian theatremakers, and provide them with an industry introduction amid limited opportunities in a pandemic world.

From the loss and digitalization of their final student productions comes a community celebration of their academic artistic work – live, in-person, and on a professional stage.

SUBMISSION FORMS

To submit an original play (open to all self-identifying emerging playwrights):
tableaudhote.ca/resilience-play-submission

To submit as an actor, director, stage manager, designer, and/or production technician (open only to 2020 graduates of a Montréal theatre training program):
tableaudhote.ca/resilience-artist-submission

Deadline to submit: Monday, January 4th, 2021