News Releases

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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


    February 28, 2011

    VÉRITÉ DE SOLDATExclusive North American engagement.Dramatized docufiction, based on the book Ma vie de soldat (“My Life as a Soldier”) by Soungalo Samaké, adapted for the stage by Jean?Louis Sagot Duvauroux, directed by Patrick Le Mauff, with Adama Bagayoko (Soungalo), Michel Sangaré (Amadou) and Darrah Sanogo (Catherine). Artistic collaborators: Alioune... Read more

  8. MAIS QUE LIT STEPHEN HARPER?(What Is Stephen Harper Reading?)Recommended reading for a prime minister and book lovers of all stripesA literary evening produced by the National Arts Centre French TheatreExclusive engagement, one performance onlyOriginal concept: Wajdi Mouawad and Guy WarinTexts: Letters written by Yann Martel to Stephen Harper and excerpts from selected literary worksText selection, compilation and direction and stage direction: Benoît Vermeulen and Guy WarinMaster of ceremonies: Marcel PomerloPiano and music selection: Jean DesmaraisStage management and lighting: Guillaume HouëtTheatre, February 25 at 7:30 p.m.

    February 14, 2011

    Ladies and gentlemen of the free press, As you know, on March 28, 2007, 50 creators crowded into the Visitors’ Gallery of the House of Commons, personifying the 50 years of existence of the Canada Council for the Arts. No sooner had the Minister of Canadian Heritage concluded her remarks than the House turned to other matters. Yann Martel couldn’t take his eyes off... Read more

  9. WOLFEEmma Haché Studio, February 16–19 at 8 p.m.Poetic and historical reappropriation of an actual event, written and directed by Emma Haché, with Albert Belzile, Kevin Doyle, Diane Losier, André Roy, Caroline Sheehy, Marie?Pierre Valay?Nadeau.Artistic collaborators: Luc Rondeau, Marc Poulin, Jean?François Mallet.Produced by Théâtre l’Escaouette (Moncton, NB) in coproduction with the National Arts Centre French Theatre.Student matinee available.

    February 4, 2011

    Emma Haché’s play invites us to consider history from a very particular angle: Without challenges and trials to demonstrate their valour, who would our mythical heroes be? What if Wolfe were only the shadowy mirror in which we are afraid to look at ourselves? Apolline believes that Jackie Vautour, the last holdout among the expropriated residents of Kouchibouguac Park, is... Read more

  10. Le Voyage Marie-Christine Lê-HuuStudio, January 22 at 1:30 p.m. and January 23 at 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. Zen story with a jazz beat, written and directed by Marie-Christine Lê-Huu, with Caroline Bernier-Dionne, Noë Cropsal, Alexandre Leroux and Félix Monette-Dubeau.-Lacoste, Thomas Godefroid and Simon Lanctôt.Produced by Théâtre de l’Avant-Pays (Montreal).Recommended for ages 5 to 9.Running time: 60 minutes with no intermission.School matinees available.

    January 13, 2011

    Rome wasn’t built in a day… and that’s what makes it so beautiful and so poetic. Marie-Christine Lê-Huu expands on this idea as she talks about her show: “We don’t hear much about perseverance these days. In a world of mass consumerism and instant gratification, the notion seems to have gone out of style. And yet each and every day, children face countless... Read more