Théâtre Espace Go

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Théâtre Espace Go
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Espace Go on Saint Laurent Blvd.
Theatre Espace Go
Address4890 Saint Laurent Boulevard
Montreal
Quebec, Canada
Coordinates 45°31′19″N73°35′27″W / 45.5220°N 73.5909°W / 45.5220; -73.5909
TypeWomen's theatre
Capacity 160-280
Construction
Opened1995
Architect Éric Gauthier
Website
www.espacego.com

Théâtre Espace Go (commonly known as Espace Go, French for "Go Space") is a theatre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Founded in 1985 as the feminist Théâtre Expérimental des Femmes  [ fr ], the company changed its name to Théâtre Espace Go in 1994 and broadened its mandate. [1] [2]

In 1988, it received the Grand Prix from the Conseil des arts de Montréal for its contributions to the city's culture. In 1991, it was honoured with a special prize from the Association Québécoise des Critiques de Théâtre. [1]

In 1995, Espace Go moved to a new $5,000,000 complex on Saint Laurent Boulevard. [1] Architect Éric Gauthier received the Prix d'Excellence from the Ordre des architectes du Québec for the building, which was formally inaugurated on March 9, 1995. The initial production in the new space was Philippe Minyana's Inventaires, directed by Louise Laprade, [2] who was one of the co-founders of the Théâtre Expérimental des Femmes. [3]

Espace Go serves as a home for several Montreal theatre companies, including Théâtre PÀP and Théâtre I.N.K. [4]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 Charlebois, Gaetan. "Espace Go". Canadian Theatre Encyclopedia. Retrieved 22 January 2011.
  2. 1 2 Bertin, Raymond (2011). "Espace GO". The Canadian Encyclopedia . Historica-Dominion. Retrieved 22 January 2011.
  3. Boulanger, Luc (18 January 2010). "Anniversaire du Théâtre Espace GO - Pol Pelletier lance une guerre des dates". Le Devoir (in French). Montreal. Retrieved 23 January 2011.
  4. Aubin, Benoit (28 August 2010). "Quoi de neuf sur les planches?". Canoe.ca (in French). Archived from the original on January 15, 2013. Retrieved 22 January 2011.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)