Playing Soon: The Anniversary Edition of LES ZINSPIRÉ.E.S!


Playing Soon: The Anniversary Edition of LES ZINSPIRÉ.E.S!

Thursday 3 November 2022

Théâtre français de Toronto is proud to present the tenth edition of LES ZINSPIRÉ.E.S featuring seven new original scripts. Winner of multiple Dora awards over the past few years, the series is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. 10 years of Franco-Ontarian youth speaking out. 10 years of maintaining and cultivating a forum that reflects the dynamism, commitment and imagination of this new generation of creators.

More than an anniversary, LES ZINSPIRE.E.S : DIX-JONCTÉ.E.S, directed this year by Constant Bernard, is also a highly anticipated return to the theatre. Indeed, in response to the constraints caused by the health crisis, the previous edition, LES ZINSPIRE.E.S: FLAMBANT 9, was produced in the form of five short films (still available on our webcasting platform).

This anniversary, along with this great return to the stage, make this 10th edition a true celebration for the company and its community of artists. And to mark the occasion, we needed a larger-than-life edition! Why, it’s mission accomplished! TfT is pleased to announce that, exceptionally this year, there won’t be five texts (as usual) but seven original stories, performed by not five performers (as in previous years) but by seven actors brimming with talent! Here's something to get excited about!

High school students will be able to see the seven scripts written by their peers from November 24 to December 9, and the general audience will be able to witness the insight and humour of the ‘next gen’ on Wednesday, November 30 at 8:15 p.m. and Saturday, December 3 at 3:00 p.m.

Written by: Anthony Atalian, Alexia Dumouchel, Alexa Laliberté, Clara Stoenescu, Safa Usman, Briana Phillips & Clara Koeller Smirnios | Writing coaches: Lara Arabian, Mélanie Beauchamp, Geneviève Fontaine, Vincent Leblanc-Beaudoin & Christina Tannous | With: Madeleine Claude, Marie-Hélène Fontaine, Hannah Forest-Briand, Alex Harrouch, Olivier Lamarche, Gloria Mampuya & Daniel Sarkissian | Direction: Constant Bernard | Contest Coordination: Pierre Simpson | Costume and Props: Beatriz Arevalo | Set and Lightning Design: Glenn Davidson | Sound: Brian St-Pierre | Stage Management: Ariane Burtin | Production Manager: Patrick Lynn

Performances: From Thursday November 24 to Friday December 9, 2022
Opening Night Reception: Wednesday, November 30th after the show
Running Time: 90 minutes
General Audience performances on Wednesday, November 30 at 8:15 p.m. and Saturday, December 3 at 3:00 p.m. at the Berkeley Street Theatre | 26 Berkeley Street, Toronto
Fee: Regular: $45 | Senior: $35 | under 30 and artists: $20 | PWYC on the day/online $10, $15 or $20 | Group rate for 8 or more: $20 per ticket
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