Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario

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Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario (Theatre of New-Ontario) is a Canadian professional theatre company. Located in Sudbury, Ontario, the company produces French language stage productions.

The company was founded in 1971 by the Coopérative des artistes du Nouvel-Ontario, a group of artists that included André Paiement, Marcel Aymar and Robert Paquette. [1] It evolved out of an informal association of students at Laurentian University who united to write and perform a Franco-Ontarian musical theatre show, Moé, j'viens du nord, 'stie!, in 1970.

Other artists later to be associated with the company included Jean-Marc Dalpé and Brigitte Haentjens.

The company originally staged theatre productions at Laurentian's Fraser Auditorium. It subsequently acquired a former bakery on King Street in the city's Flour Mill neighbourhood, and remained there until building a new theatre on the grounds of Collège Boréal in the late 1990s. It is slated to move in 2022 to the new Place des Arts facility in downtown Sudbury. [2]

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References

  1. Wallace, C. M.; & Thomson, Ashley (Eds.) (1993). Sudbury: Rail Town to Regional Capital (3rd ed.). Dundurn Press. ISBN   978-1-55002-170-7. p. 249.
  2. "Sudbury's Place des Arts on track for a 2022 opening". CBC Northern Ontario, October 5, 2021.