News Releases

  1. Teens from Across Canada Storm Ottawa for Improv Competition

    April 21, 2011

    You know you’ve walked into a different kind of competition when the winning team enthusiastically starts the chant of “Everyone!  Everyone!” and it spreads through the theatre in appreciation of peers, teachers, coaches, volunteers and fans. April 19-23 high school teams from Ladysmith, Vancouver Island to St.John's, NL will take the stage at the National Arts Centre in... Read more

  2. TALK explores the tension between political ideas and friendship….and the power of words Two Talkbacks feature Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, Rabbi Reuven Bulka and other prominent community leaders

    April 21, 2011

    OTTAWA, ON—Theatre-goers are in for two stimulating evenings of theatre paired with frank, post-performance discussions of the ideas it provokes with TALK, a play that opens next week as part of Prairie Scene. A 2009 finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama, TALK is an engaging story about how even the strongest of friendships can be tested by political... Read more


    April 19, 2011

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) French Theatre today announced its 2011-12 season, designed by Artistic Director Wajdi Mouawad. After three seasons filled with memorable theatrical moments and events, and to mark his final season at the helm of the French Theatre, playwright, director and actor Mouawad has lined up a total of 19 productions, including three Canadian premieres, one North American... Read more

  4. TempsBy Wajdi MouawadTheatre, April 12–16, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.

    April 1, 2011

    Written and directed by Wajdi Mouawad With Marie?Josée Bastien, Jean?Jacqui Boutet, Véronique Côté, Gérald Gagnon, Linda Laplante, Anne?Marie Olivier, Valeriy Pankov and Isabelle Roy Artistic contributors: Alain Roy, François Ismert, Charlotte Farcet, Emmanuel Clolus,... Read more

  5. LA LISTEWritten by Jennifer TremblayDirected by Marie?Thérèse FortinPerformed by Sylvie Drapeau National Arts Centre StudioMarch 30–April 2, 2010 at 8 p.m.Running time: 1 hour 15 minutes

    March 22, 2011

    One-woman play by Jennifer Tremblay, directed by Marie?Thérèse Fortin, starring Sylvie Drapeau. Artistic contributors: Stéphanie Capistran?Lalonde, Charlotte Farcet, Jasmine Catudal, Isabelle Larivière, Claude Cournoyer, Nancy Tobin, Julie Measroch and Angelo Barsetti. Tour crew: Carlos Ponte,... Read more

  6. Le Spectacle de l’arbre National Arts Centre Salon, March 26–27, 2011 at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Environmental fantasy for ages 18 months to 3 years, imagined by Nathalie Derome, Amélie Dumoulin, Frank Martel and Lucie Trudel, performed by Nathalie Derome, Karine Sauvé and Pascale St-Jean. Artistic contributors: Nathalie Derome, Amélie Dumoulin and Karine Sauvé, Catherine Tousignant, Mélanie Charest, Geneviève Dumontier, Kathy Kennedy and Nicolas Letarte. Produced by Des mots d’la dynamite. Running time: 30 minutes. School matinees available.

    March 15, 2011

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) French Theatre is pleased to launch a new initiative: theatre for very young audiences! A recent and increasingly popular phenomenon in Europe, it’s an artistic concept that addresses the fundamental issue of children’s place in our society. In recent years we have come to acknowledge very young children as individuals in their own right. As such, do... Read more

  7. Laureates of the 2011 Governor General's Performing Arts Awards announced

    March 3, 2011

    TORONTO, March 3, 2011 – Yvon Deschamps, Margie Gillis, William Shatner, Howard Shore, Leslee Silverman and Paul Thompson have been named the 2011 laureates of the prestigious Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards (GGPAA) for Lifetime Artistic Achievement, the ultimate recognition in Canada’s performing arts.These individuals are being recognized... Read more

  8. Evelyn Hart to mentor Heather Ogden as part of the 2011 Governor General's Performing Arts Awards Mentorship Program

    March 3, 2011

    Toronto (Canada) –The National Arts Centre (NAC) is delighted to announce that Canadian dance legend Evelyn Hart has chosen to mentor National Ballet of Canada principal dancer Heather Ogden through the 2011 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Mentorship Program.  The Program allows past recipients of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, this... Read more

  9. Denis Villeneuve to receive NAC Award as part of Governor General's Performing Arts Awards celebration

    March 3, 2011

    Toronto (Canada) — Canada’s National Arts Centre (NAC) announced today it is presenting the prestigious 2011 National Arts Centre Award to Quebec filmmaker and Academy Award nominee Denis Villeneuve. Mr. Villeneuve is one of Canada’s fastest-rising stars on the international film scene, having directed Incendies, one of five nominees in the category of Best Foreign... Read more

  10. ÉCLATS ET AUTRES LIBERTÉS  Studio, March 11–12, 2011 at 8 p.m.

    March 1, 2011

    Constructive, poetic and socially committed experiment by Marie?Josée Bastien, Mathieu Gosselin, Étienne Lepage and Jean?Frédéric Messier, directed by Benoît Vermeulen. With Ève Duranceau, Eve Landry, Kim Lavack?Paquin and Philippe Racine. Artistic contributors: Raymond Marius Boucher,... Read more