Les facettes méconnues du théâtre d'objets

Virtual Workshop with Le Théâtre de la Pire Espèce
Francophone Theatre Youth Workshops Children Storytelling


Ages 12-16

This workshop is only offered in French.


What is object theatre? This artform, despite being unknown to the general population, is worth discovering as it can offer vast possibilities for creators. In this workshop, Alexandre Leroux and Nicolas Germain-Marchand, educators and actors at La Pire Espèce, will aid you in stepping into the universe of object theatre with a healthy helping of mischief and humour. With the help of video excerpts from the company's past productions, they will teach you various tools to create with objects. Cherry on top: the actors will also play with the boundaries of virtual space to offer a dynamic experience despite the barrier of the screen.


  • Introduction to object theatre
  • Teaches different writing techniques inspired by objects
  • Offers tools which can be reused in class: different roles of the actor, transformation of the object, potential borrowings from cartoons and cinema

Two options in virtual format :

  • Pre-recorded workshop for 400$ plus taxes (a video link will be made accessible to you for a limited time)
  • "Live" workshop for 765$ plus taxes (includes an end-of-workshop talk with the actors)


Since 1999, Le Théâtre de la Pire Espèce has borrowed its techniques from various disciplines such as puppetry, object theatre, clowning, cabaret, and street theatre. They are devoted exploring the creative process in order to develop an artform that is vibrant, innovative and accessible.

Learning and engagement at Canada’s National Arts Centre is made possible through the support of many generous individuals and organizations from across the country. Arts Alive is generously supported by the Azrieli Foundation, the Government of Nunavut, Canadian North, Calm Air, The Turnbull Family Community Building Foundation, and The Thomas Sill Foundation. Thank you also to Grant and Alice Burton, Canada Life, A Donor-Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of Ottawa, Friends of the NAC Orchestra, Donors to the NAC Foundation's Future Fund, The Janice and Earle O’Born Fund for Artistic Excellence, and the donors and sponsors of the NAC’s National Youth and Education Trust, the primary resource for youth and education funding at the National Arts Centre.