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Toronto: Théâtre français de Toronto announces its online 2020/21 season
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Last March, as Canada went into self-isolation in response to the health crisis, Théâtre français de Toronto (TfT) switched to online programming to provide support and entertainment to its community and audiences.
This fall, the Theatre of Infinite Possibilities continues to offer online activities through its social networks as well as pursue the development of several upcoming productions.
Later this fall, TfT will officially announce its live theatre line-up expected to begin in February 2021 as well as the hygiene protocols developed jointly with presenting partners to ensure the safety of our audiences.
FOR GENERAL AUDIENCES
VOIES/X OUVERTES (OPEN PATHES) - FROM THEATRE TO RADIO
In partnership with Radio-Canada and Sudbury’s Théâtre du Nouvel Ontario(TNO), TfT invites listeners of the program À l’échelle humaine hosted by Isabelle Ménard Saturday mornings to enjoy and participate in the creation of the play Sombre Divan (Dark Sofa), which Michel Ouellette is writing over the course of the fall, and a second piece entitled Convictions by Toronto’s Lara Arabian this winter, both directed by Dillon Orr.
ONLINE ORIGINAL WORKS
As part of the Feuilles Vives Festival, theatre creators Vincent Leblanc-Beaudoin and Karine Ricard will present their most recent works, respectively: Le Concierge (The Janitor) presented in video format and Les Sept Péchés capitaux (The Seven Deadly Sins) in a podcast format.
CLUB DE LECTURE (THE BOOK CLUB)
In partnership with the Alliance Française de Toronto, TfT continues to offer a book club run by Hadrien Volle.
FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AND TEACHERS.
Kids can once again join Eudes La Roche-Francoeur and Elisabeth Dorion-Soucy for acting classes on the TfT Facebook page.
In partnership with TFO, TfT will share stories and legends from around the world presented by artists and filmed in virtual sets of the LUV. These will be available on our social networks beginning in December and will feature the talents of Jenny Brizard (Afro-Carribean stories), Émily Séguin (Anishinabe stories) and Eudes La Roche-Francoeur (Franco-Ontarian and European stories)
LES ZINSPIRÉ.E.S PLAYWRITING COMPETITION.
The company continues its mission to encourage the creators of tomorrow to imagine, write and develop original scripts and submit them to our provincial writing competition orchestrated by Pierre Simpson.
THEATRE IN THE CLASSROOM
TfT will make recordings of three previously produced shows available to teachers. These streamed shows will include interviews and supporting documents, allowing students to access theatrical programming directly from their classroom or computers.
• Albertine en cinq by Michel Tremblay
• Zone by Marcel Dubé
• Une maison face au Nord by Jean-Rock Gaudreault
LES ZUTOPIES SOLITAIRES - WRITING WORKSHOPS:
With the success of the Les Zutopies solitaires writing competition held in April and May 2020, TfT will once again invite aspiring playwrights to submit their creations to a selection committee. Readings of the selected texts will be presented on our Facebook page. The three speakers who will launch the event are Émilie Leclerc (Vancouver), Marie-Claire Marcotte (Toronto) and Diane Losier (Caraquet). This year, the competition is open to devised as well as written scripting processes.
As we await the reopening of theatres next year, TfT is increasing its collaborations with partners to continue offering high-quality cultural activities in French, accessible to everyone everywhere. Our aim is to continue to exchange, discover and entertain in complete safety. For more information, visit our website: theatrefrancais.com.
Illustration by Valentin Fleur.