News Releases

  1. NAC French Theatre launches 2024 Collective activities and presents Le virus et la proie

    November 6, 2023

    In November, NAC French Theatre tackles politics in all its expressions and contradictions   November 6, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada) – With the 2023–24 season well underway, NAC French Theatre is preparing to present the Nouveau Théâtre Expérimental’s production of Le virus et la proie (“the virus and the prey”) and... Read more

  2. Une petite fête: A Space for Freedom and Joyful Dissent

    October 16, 2023

    NAC French Theatre’s Enfance/jeunesse family series kicks off with festive chaos and a healthy dose of irreverence October 16, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada) – On October 28 and 29, two performers and a dynamic musician invite children ages 4 to 8—and perhaps their parents—to a secret party, a little mischievous, a little delirious; a party where mild delinquency... Read more

  3. L'ÉCOUTE D'UNE ÉMOTION: Waves of Desire and Radio

    September 25, 2023

    From October 11 to 14, the remarkable Larissa Corriveau delivers the story of an intense passion in the NAC Studio   September 25, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada) – After a collective work featuring nine young performers giving form to the invisible, French Theatre continues its “inner dive” with a production that explores the high stakes of... Read more

  4. L'OMBRE: "A Person Takes Flight..."

    September 14, 2023

    NAC French Theatre opens its 2023-2024 season with a tribute to imagination and freedom of thought   September 14, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Mani Soleymanlou’s second season at the helm of NAC French Theatre opens on September 28 with L’ombre [The Shadow], a collective creation by the 2023 Collective. Initiated by Soleymanlou,... Read more

  5. Au jardin des Potiniers: Super-Intimate Show in the Form of a Visual Art Installation

    May 25, 2023

    On June 3 and 4, get into this tabletop theatre wordless experience addressed to the beauty and fragility of living things   May 25, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada) – As a conclusion to its 2022-2023 season, French Theatre presents Au jardin des Potiniers, a slightly Martian garden/show offering a total change of scene! Children are invited to find a spot under a curious... Read more

  6. Your Stories, Your Stage: The National Arts Centre Unveils its 2023-2024 Season

    May 11, 2023

    YOUR STORIES, YOUR STAGE: THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE UNVEILS ITS 2023-2024 SEASON Time to mark your calendars—a wide variety of music, dance and theatre will fill up any wish lists of live performances MAY 11, 2023 – OTTAWA, CANADA – The NAC’s artistic leaders have created a line-up packed with a blend of powerful new works and treasured classics for the 2023-2024 season,... Read more

  7. Le partage: Yes, of course, but...

    May 10, 2023

    Autofiction in 3D written, directed and performed by Emmanuel Schwartz, presented at the NAC from May 18 to May 20 May 10, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada) – With Le partage, the second instalment of his trilogy Essais that began with L’exhibition, the incomparable Emmanuel Schwartz continues his exploration of the dramatic concept of “story... Read more

  8. ROME: A Capital Epic

    April 19, 2023

    The Shakespeare/Dalpé/Haentjens triumvirate returns to the NAC April 19, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada) – In 2015, French Theatre audiences experienced the impressive Richard III by Shakespeare/Dalpé/Haentjens. With ROME, a production of unparalleled scope will rock the capital on May 5 and 6. For seven and a half hours, 29 artists... Read more

  9. Les mots secrets: A great celebration of poetry!

    April 11, 2023

    Written by Louise Dupré and directed by Ottawa artist André Perrier, presented at the NAC on April 22 and 23 April 11, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Words have a history while also being ageless. In this playful and athletic show, they are bouncing balls, modeling clay, super glue to stay together... She and He were inseparable. But one truly rotten day, He had to leave... Read more

  10. Là où la poussière se dépose: A soundscape of intimacy and devastating heartbreak

    February 27, 2023

    Written, directed and performed by Julien Morissette and Karina Pawlikowski, presented at the NAC from March 30 to April 1   February 27, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The theatre is, by definition, “a place of seeing.” Acclaimed darlings of the Ottawa-Gatineau art and media scene Julien Morissette and Karina Pawlikowski offer a somewhat more... Read more