Talisman Theatre's mission and values
Talisman has a vibrant, living mission: to produce professional, English-language premieres of contemporary Quebec plays for Montreal's public and students. Our mission is one of interculturalism: working with contemporary issues, we strive to build bridges between Montrealers from all backgrounds. Our aim is to bring the full experience of contemporary Quebec to anglophone and allophone communities and to encourage dialogue between Montreal’s cultural minorities and Quebec’s francophonie. In this way we provide an innovative solution to a real community need: the necessity of addressing the tendency to self-segregation.
About Talisman Theatre
Talisman Theatre is a young, innovative, dynamic, professional, award-winning company producing contemporary Quebec plays with universal appeal since 2005. Driven by Artistic Director Lyne Paquette, Talisman Theatre has established itself as a force of innovation and creativity in the world of Montreal theatre. Motivated by the need to make a difference by building a stronger community, Talisman Theatre has adhered strictly to its mission. Talisman Theatre has branded itself as the only English-language theatrical production company in Montreal devoted to developing culturally faithful translations of contemporary Quebec plays.
2018-19 Season Principal Production : Clean Slate
SYNOPSIS : Six friends gather at a site of their shared childhood: They drink, they laugh, but most importantly, they admit things they’ve never before had the courage to say. In a time where the heroes of the past exist less and less, the young women must support each other as they independently become the heroes they need. Inspired by the seemingly incomprehensible decision of their friend, the girls make a pact to shed their traumas and bad habits and start afresh. With the honesty and intimacy of a death bed, Clean Slate allows the audience to eavesdrop on a brave, messy, and above all authentic portrait of millennial sisterhood.