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 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.
Canada's contemporary theatre reflects a rich diversity of regional and cultural identities. Since the late 1960s, there has been a concerted effort to develop the voice of the 'Canadian playwright', which is reflected in the nationally focused programming of many of the country's theatres. Within this 'Canadian voice' are a plurality of perspectives - that of the First Nations, new immigrants, French Canadians, sexual minorities, etc. - and a multitude of theatre companies have been created to specifically service and support these voices.
Rodolphe Albert Millaire, CC, CQ was a Canadian actor and theatre director.
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.
Monique Miller, is a French Canadian actress. She is known for her live theatre performances, and also performs in films and on television.
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.
The Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (MACM) is a contemporary art museum in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is located on the Place des festivals in the Quartier des spectacles and is part of the Place des Arts complex.
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 Canadian 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, by Émile Legault, Roger Varin, and Léonide Lavinge. The company dissolved in 1951.
Marcel Sabourin, OC 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.
Gérard Poirier was a Canadian actor and director.