May 13, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

Zone Pro

This year, Les Zones Théâtrales is hosting two projects for professionals in the artistic field.

Élargir les horizons artistiques

The purpose of the Élargir les horizons artistiques project is to explore various ways to approach the creative process and its relationship to the audience and the performance space. The goal is to allow artists to revisit their practice and their vision of the link between a work and its audience or between a place and the community. Building on the many artistic and civic meetings of the first two phases of the project, or inspired by Ottawa’s landscape and infrastructure, project participants will immerse themselves in an experimental laboratory during Zones Théâtrales. They will develop prototype artistic projects that may eventually be launched in their community.

Since June 2018, participants have benefited from the artistic guidance of Amélie Bergeron (Quebec City) and Anne‑Marie White (Ottawa). Élargir les horizons artistiques is a joint project of the Association des théâtres francophones du Canada, Zones Théâtrales and the Carrefour international de théâtre de Québec.

Projects will be presented on Saturday, September 14th during the event Élargir les horizons artistiques (Broaden your artistic horizons) – Public Presentation

Les transfrontaliers

In collaboration with the Arts Council of Canada and the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), Zones Théâtrales are also organizing Les transfrontaliers, a brand-new project consisting of a series of meetings that will bring together leaders from various theatre communities of the international Francophone community during the 8th edition of the biennial.

Some of these meetings are open to arts and theatre professionnals :

Wednesday, September 11th, 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Decolonizing the cultural field

Wednesday, September 11th, 10:30 AM to 12:00 AM
Presentation from the Commission internationale du théâtre francophone (CITF) and its programs

Thursday, September 12th, 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Presentation from professor Yacouba Konaté, General director of the Marché des Arts du Spectacle d’Abidjan (MASA)

Thursday, September 12th, 10:30 AM to 12:00 AM
Imagining residencies between Canada and France’s oversea departments and territories, a presentation from Greg Germain

Friday, September 13th, 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Round Table: Indigenous living arts : languages, territories and politics

Presented by NAC’s Indigenous Theatre, NAC’s French Theatre and Zones Théâtrales


Don’t miss Flash 7 on Tuesday, September 10th!


To reserve your spot for one or some of these activities, please email us at

Please note that all of these activities will take place in French.

Zone Labo

Devoted to new plays and works in progress, the Zone Labo is the place to discover these emerging creations before everyone else! An expedition into unpublished territories.
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Zone Pop

Celebrate theatre, those who create it and those who attend it. Come party at Apéros ZT happy hours and late-night sessions.
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Zone Pro

Intended for arts professionals, the Zone Pro offers activities that spark creativity, promote professional development and facilitate meetings between artists and presenters. It’s all about networking!
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