An arts-friendly zone designed to stimulate creativity, promote research and exploration, and encourage networking among artists and presenters. Intended for theatre professionals, Zone PRO is a crucible for productive meetings and new projects!

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CITF Incubator

La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins, Studio B

Zones Théâtrales is the meeting place for Canadian theatre artists. This year, we’ve reached beyond our national boundaries and invited a delegation of artists from several Francophone countries. An arts incubator hosted by the Commission internationale du théâtre francophone (CITF) will welcome 18 artists from France, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Africa and Canada to the 2017 Zones Théâtrales. Together with author Marcelle Dubois, musician Dominique St‑Pierre, and director Khalid Tamer, these international artists will participate in a creative workshop entitled Le bruit des capitales.


Jeunes créateurs

La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins, Studio C

Thanks to funding from the Canada Council for the Arts, Zones Théâtrales is delighted to welcome a cohort of young artists from across Canada. Guided by artist and storyteller Abdon Fortuné Koumbha Kaf, originally from Congo-Brazzaville, they will take part in the entire Zones Théâtrales week.

This initiative promotes encounters between festival artists and those participating in the CITF Incubator, with a view to making connections and envisioning projects that transcend distances.


Les passeurs de sens

National Arts Centre

From September 11 to 16, a group of specialized and multidisciplinary presenters from Francophone communities across Canada and the Quebec Regions will participate in this professional development initiative. Led by professionals in the presenting industry, they will acquire new audience development and cultural mediation tools, and deepen their knowledge and understanding of professional theatre practice. This captivating adventure will include meetings, workshops, performances and readings.

This project is presented in association with Scènes francophones, Les Voyagements and the Department of Canadian Heritage.

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