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Toronto: Théâtre français de Toronto offers artistic activities and events in French
Monday, May 11, 2020
TfT is pleased to offer you new artistic activities and events in French each week, free and accessible through its social networks and video broadcasting platforms (Youtube and Facebook). Please note: the content made available online is in French only. Facebook Lives do not feature subtitles. Other broadcasts may feature subtitles in French only.
INTERVIEWS IN ISOLATION: LOUISE PITRE
Each week, a video interview turns the spotlight on an artist describing with humour how life in confinement has upended their daily routine.
• YOUTUBE & FACEBOOK #4 INTERVIEW WITH MUSICAL PERFORMER LOUISE PITRE. WEDNESDAY AT 2 P.M. www.facebook.com.
ABOUT LOUISE PITRE
Receiving a Tony nomination for her Broadway debut in the smash hit Mamma Mia! was a highlight for Louise Pitre, Canada’s first lady of musical theatre, in a career that spans theatre, television and concert stages across North America and Europe.
In addition to headlining the Toronto, Broadway and US touring company casts of Mamma Mia!, Louise is known for her signature performances as Fantine in Les Misérables (Toronto, Montreal and Paris), the title character in Edith Piaf, Mama Rose in Gypsy (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Gary Griffin director) and Joanne in Company, again with director Gary Griffin. She also earned raves for leading roles in Annie Get Your Gun, Song & Dance, Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris, The World Goes ‘Round, Blood Brothers, Tartuffe, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf?, The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd, Applause, The Toxic Avenger, A Year With Frog and Toad; and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.
GENERAL AUDIENCE PROGRAMMING
• WRITING WORKSHOPS: LES ZUTOPIES SOLITAIRES
You have until tomorrow, Tuesday May 12, to submit your texts to Hadrien Volle, our Cultural Outreach Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can still check out the Facebook conferences led by renowned authors. In total, five texts will be selected and read by actors in June on Facebook.
SUBMISION DEADLINE: THIS TUESDAY AT MIDNIGHT.
CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THOSE WORKSHOPS
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE PREVIOUS WORKSHOPS.
• AU CREUX DE L'OREILLE | ART ON THE OTHER END OF THE LINE
A moment of theatre whispered to you through the handset of your telephone...
TfT is pleased to join the project Au creux de l’oreille led by Théâtre Catapulte, in collaboration with La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins. Initiated by Wajdi Mouawad (La Colline - Théâtre national, Paris) and created in Quebec City by the Théâtre Périscope, this unique theatrical movement now comes to Ontario.
The concept is simple: pick up the phone and let yourself be carried away by poetry, literature or even songs ... performed by Franco-Ontarian actors.
Duration of calls: 15 minutes.
To book your free telephone appointment with an artist, fill out the online form, BY CLICKING HERE.
• SHOW FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES: LES MOTS SECRETS
Until June 9, TfT and Alliance française de Toronto will present Les Mots secrets, a production for young audiences by Théâtre Triangle Vital. The show is adapted for the Web by André Perrier in six excerpts. Once a week, young audiences will be able to hear Louise Dupré’s poetry and discover the budding friendship of two young teens (Marylin Perreault and Simon Fournier) who quickly become pen pals. For ages 7 to 12. Featuring French subtitles.
FACEBOOK & YOUTUBE. TUESDAYS AT 2 P.M.
• STORY TIME (ages 5-8)
In partnership with Le Petit Chaperon Rouge daycare centres, listen to stories and fairy tales read by actors.
YOUTUBE & FACEBOOK. MONDAY & THURSDAY AT 2 P.M.
• DRAMA CLASSES (ages 4-14)
Until June 20, join Eudes La Roche-Francoeur and Vincent Leblanc-Beaudoin for online classes geared toward youth.
FACEBOOK. EVERY SATURDAYS. 10 A.M. to 10:45 A.M. (ages 4-9) & 11 A.M. to 11:45 A.M. (ages 10-14).
Photo: Louise Pitre. © 2019 Cylla von Tiedemann.