The Théâtre du Nouveau Monde (TNM) is a theatre company and venue located on rue Sainte-Catherine in Montreal, Quebec. Founded in 1951, it launched with the classic play L'Avare by Molière.
Initially located at the Gesù (1951–1958), it subsequently moved to the Orpheum, then after 1966 it transferred to the salle Port-Royal at Place des Arts and remained there until 1972.
In 1972, the TNM bought the building where the Gayety Theatre and later the Théâtre de la Comédie-Canadienne once performed. The building was renovated in 1997 by Montreal architect Dan Hanganu.
Roch Carrier, OC is a French Canadian novelist and author of "contes". He is among the best known Quebec writers in English Canada.
Claude Gauvreau was a Canadian playwright, poet, sound poet and polemicist. He was a member of the radical Automatist movement and a contributor to the revolutionary Refus Global Manifesto.
Jean-Louis Roux, was a Canadian politician, entertainer and playwright who was briefly the 26th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec.
Gilles Vigneault is a Québécois poet, publisher, singer-songwriter, and Quebec nationalist and sovereigntist. Two of his songs are considered by many to be Quebec's unofficial anthems: "Mon pays" and "Gens du pays", and his line Mon pays ce n'est pas un pays, c'est l'hiver became a proverb in Quebec. Vigneault is a Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec, Knight of the Legion of Honour, and Officer of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
Marie Lise Monique Émond, better known as Monique Mercure, was a Canadian stage and screen actress. She was one of the country's great actors of the classical and modern repertory. In 1977, Mercure won a Cannes Film Festival Award and a Canadian Film Award for her performance in the drama film J.A. Martin Photographer.
Jean Gascon was a Canadian opera director, actor, and administrator.
The National Theatre School of Canada is a private institution of professional theatre studies in Montreal, Quebec. Established in 1960, The NTS receives its principal funding from grants awarded by the Government of Canada and from cultural ministries in each of the provinces, with added financial support from private and corporate donors.
Fernand Leduc was a Canadian abstract expressionist painter and a major figure in the Quebec contemporary art scene in the 1940s and 1950s. During his 50-year career, Leduc participated in many expositions in Canada and France. He was born in Viauville, Montreal, Quebec.
The Festival du nouveau cinéma or FNC is an annual independent film festival held in Montreal and features independent films from around the world. Over 160,000 people attend the festival each year. It's one of the oldest film festivals in Canada. The festival is an Academy Award qualifying festival for short films.
Monique Miller, is a French Canadian actress. She is known for her live theatre performances, and also performs in films and on television.
The Prix Denise-Pelletier is an award by the Government of Quebec that is part of the Prix du Québec, given to individuals for an outstanding career in the performing arts. It is awarded to a creator, performer, stage-craftsman or person who has made a noteworthy contribution in the fields of song, music, classical singing, theatre and dance. It is named in honour of Denise Pelletier.
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Montréal is a Latin rite Metropolitan archdiocese seated in the City of Montreal, Quebec. It includes Montreal and surrounding areas within Quebec.
Marie Tifo is a Canadian actress, and a major star in French-speaking Canada.
Jean-Sébastien Côté is a musician and sound designer based in the Ottawa area, Canada. Originally a percussionist and accompanist for modern dance, he became interested in composing in the early 1990s and began collaborating with various choreographers in Quebec City. Since 1999, he has been working with Canadian director Robert Lepage, designing the sound and / or composing the music for many of his plays like 887, Playing Cards, Needles and Opium,The Blue Dragon, The Andersen Project, The Far Side of the Moon and Zulu Time.
Denise Pelletier, OC was a Canadian actress.
The Théâtre de Quat'Sous is a Canadian theatre on Pine Avenue in the borough of Le Plateau-Mont-Royal in the city of Montreal, Quebec. Established in 1955, it is the third-oldest theatre company in Montreal after Théâtre du Rideau Vert and Théâtre du Nouveau Monde. The first Canadian play about and starring a drag queen, Hosanna by Michel Tremblay, was first performed at Théâtre de Quat'Sous in 1973.
Lorraine Pintal is a Québecois actor, director, producer and playwright.
Rita Lafontaine was a Canadian theatre, film, and television actor. Born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec. She has been described as the muse of playwright Michel Tremblay and director André Brassard. Her career spanned over fifty years and left an "indelible mark on Québec theatre, film and television". She is a four-time recipient of the Gémeaux Award; three times for Best Lead Actress and once for Best Supporting Actress. She was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2005 and an Officer of the National Order of Quebec in 2011.
Compagnons de Saint-Laurent is a theatre company that was founded in August 1937 at Collège de Saint-Laurent in Saint-Laurent, Quebec under the direction of Émile Legault at the insistence of Roger Varin, considered to be the co-founder. Léonide Lavinge is also considered a co-founder of the company. The company dissolved in 1951.
Marcel Sabourin is a Canadian actor and writer from Quebec. He is most noted for his role as Abel Gagné, the central character in Jean Pierre Lefebvre's trilogy of Don't Let It Kill You , The Old Country Where Rimbaud Died and Now or Never , and his performance as Professor Mandibule in the children's television series Les Croquignoles and La ribouldingue.