April 8, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

L’école à l’œuvre

with Marie-Ève Fontaine
© Jonathan Lorange
© Marie-Ève Fontaine
© Marie-Ève Fontaine
© Marie-Ève Fontaine
Grade 3–6 Theatre

Duration: Six (6) virtual workshops to be scheduled between March and May (1 hour per workshop)
Maximum number of participants: 25-30 students
Offered to students in class only (teacher must be present)
Offered in French only

This winter, you and your students could experience a virtual intergalactic adventure aboard the Sayanora, under the watchful eye of artist Marie-Ève ​​Fontaine, alias Capitaine Roquette. Over the course of six (6) interactive virtual workshops, you can expect to consolidate your team of explorers, to make special-spatial discoveries and to go in search of new habitable planets !


Explore the power of your imagination

Discover different forms of art and expression

Create alone and in a group

Getting to know each other, to collaborate



For who ?

For teachers and their students, from the 3rd to the 6th grade of elementary school.

On which platform?

Zoom or Teams (* the presence and participation of the teacher is mandatory during the workshops)

Schedule to be planned

Mid-February: Preparatory meeting

March-April: 6 in-class workshops with the artist (to be included in the student timetable).

End of April: Deployment of the project throughout the school.


NOTE: A financial contribution of $ 900, covering the artist's animation fee, will be requested from each participating school.

Space is limited—book now! For more info, contact Véronique Lavoie-Marcus, Coordinator of Youth Programs, NAC French Theatre.

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