Registration on the first day of Homecoming!
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Discover in pictures the highlights of this event that brings together members of NTS family each year.
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Homecoming Photo Gallery
Alisa Palmer and Carol Serge Robichaud
Alisa Palmer and Gideon Arthurs
Jean, Doug, and Andrea
Marc Hébert and Nadine J.
John Lazarus and students
Frédéric Dubois, Caroline Marcadé, and Louise Turcot
Congratulations Gilles Renaud!
Gilles Renaud being interviewed by a student
Gilles Renaud with his Gascon-Thomas for Lifetime Achievement!
Weyni Mengesha receiving the Gascon-Thomas for Innovation!
Gideon Arthurs and Gilles Renaud
Catherine Gadouas receiving the Sims Family Award!
Dean Fleming and Catherine Bourgeois receiving the Bernard Amyot prizes!
Louise Turcot and a student
Éric Cabana and Catherine Sénart
Gideon Arthurs, Bernard Amyot and his son
Guided tour of the Monument-National
Guided tour at the Monument-National
Joan Keefler and Elsa Bolam
Audrey Lee, Chief of l'atelier de costume
A love story: Denis Lavoie and Marielle Saint-Pierre
Brunch for our alumni
Brunch for our alumni
Brunch with our alumni
Alisa Palmer and Éric Cabana at the Round Table
The Round Table
Frédéric Dubois at the Round Table
Herb Auerbach and Michael Eagan.
A Word From a Friend
Apart from getting married, attending NTS was the most significant event in my life. I carry with great pride the memory of sitting in a circle listening to Michel Saint-Denis and taking a class with Suria. In one of our first classes, Brian Macdonald said he thought the school was unique in the world since it took the best of British tradition, coupled it with the finest of French tradition, and then turned it loose on the energy and dynamism of North America. I remember so well the joy of working with the French students. Watching them struggling to find their truth by working from the outside and travelling inward while we English students struggled to find the same truth working from the inside and travelling outwards. Magic!In our second year, the school staged some scene work as a presentation for a group of theatre professionals. As a result, I was given a contract to work with the Crest Theatre upon graduation.
October 25th 2019
12PM-3PM Bleviss Family Library Visit (5030 St-Denis Street)
2PM-7PM Registration open at the Monument-National (1182 St-Laurent Boulevard)
3PM-4PM Tours of the Monument-National (one in English, one in French) (1182 St-Laurent Boulevard)
6PM-7h30PM Cocktail event (1182 St-Laurent Boulevard)
7h30PM-9h30PM Gascon-Thomas & Teaching Awards Ceremony (1182 St-Laurent Boulevard)
9h30PM-12AM After party - Cash bar, legal drinking age applies (1182 St-Laurent Boulevard)
October 26th 2019
10AM-2h15PM Registration open in the main hall (5030 St-Denis Street)
10AM-11AM Tours Saint-Denis Campus - one in English, one in French - (5030 St-Denis Street)
11AM-1PM Brunch in the Cafeteria (5030 St-Denis Street)
1PM-4PM Bleviss Family Library Visit (5030 St-Denis Street)
1PM-1h30PM Panel discussion ''Where is NTS Now and Where are we Heading?'' IN ENGLISH. Come hear where your school is headed and catch up on the latest chapter of arts training! Speakers include Alisa Palmer, Artistic Director of the English Section, with associate artist, Quincy Armorer, and NTS Program Directors Andrea Lundy, Andrea Romaldi, Stéphane Longpré and Matjash Mrozewski. (5030 St-Denis Street, Annex, 254)
1:30PM-3PM ''Where your NTS training took you and how to shape an even better path for the next generation?” IN ENGLISH. Long Table, a space for exchange and dialogue (5030 St-Denis Street, Annex 254)
1PM-3PM Panel discussion "L’École aujourd’hui : une formation toujours plus pertinente," EN FRANÇAIS. A round table moderated by Frédéric Dubois, artistic director of the French section, in the presence of Anne-Catherine Lebeau (sustainable practices in theatre), Solène Paré (women in theatre), and Xavier Huard (projects with Indigenous theatre artists). (5030 St-Denis Street, Annex 251)
11AM-3PM Short Films from our Professional Film Projects (5030 St-Denis Street, André-Pagé Studio)
10AM-2PM Costume sale (1182, boul. Saint-Laurent)
6PM-7h30PM Student show Indra’s Web (1182, boul. Saint-Laurent)
Recipients of the 2019 Gascon-Thomas Awards
The NTS Governors are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Gascon-Thomas Awards, which are presented to two artists who are contributing to the advancement of Canadian theatre. On this occasion, we extend special thanks to Alberta G. Cefis, Chair of the NTS Board of Directors, for her exemplary commitment to the School and for her special patronage of this event.
This year, the Gascon-Thomas award for Innovation will be given to Weyni Mengesha, artistic director of the Soulpepper Theatre Company and the Gascon-Thomas award for Lifetime Achievement will be given to actor Gilles Renaud.
Two other prizes will also be awarded at the ceremony:
1. The Bernard Amyot Award for Teaching Excellence will recognize two young artists who have been with the School for three years or less: Dean Fleming and Catherine Bourgeois.
2. The Sims Family Award for Teaching Excellence is awarded annually to an established teacher for outstanding contributions to the pedagogical development of the School: Catherine Gadouas.
Mention your participation in NTS Homecoming to benefit from preferential rates with our partners (limited places):
Hotel Zero1: Bookings by October 11, 514-871-9696 / 1-855-301-0001 / 1 Boulevard René-Lévesque E, Montreal, QC H2X 3Z
Hotel Le Cantlie Suites: Reservations by October 18. 514-842-2000 /
1110 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, QC H3A 1G9
Hôtel de l’ITHQ: 514-282-5120 / 1 855-229-8189 / 3535, Saint-Denis, Montreal QC H2X 3P1
Theatres offering special rates to NTS Alumni for shows during Homecoming weekend:
Box Office 514-288-3161 / 453 St-François-Xavier, Montreal, QC H2R 2G5
October 15-November 3, 2019: Alice and the World We Live
October 26, 4PM : Join Eda Holmes in an informal conversation about dramaturgy. Centaur Gallery. (free, no registration required)
October 27, 4PM : Sunday Cabaret with Martin Bédard and Douglas Price. Centaur Gallery.
Box office 514 844-1793 / 4664, rue Saint-Denis, Montreal QC H2J 2L3
October 26 : L’homme de la Mancha
The Long Table is a format for discussion that uses the setting of a domestic dinner table as a means to generate public conversation. Conceived in 2003 by Lois Weaver in response to the divided nature of conventional panel discussions, the Long Table allows voices to be heard equally, disrupting hierarchical notions of ''expertise''.
This is a performance of a dinner table conversation. Anyone seated at the table is a guest performer. Talk is the only course. No one will moderate, but a host may assist you. It is a democracy. To participate, simply take an empty seat at the table. If the table is full you can request a seat. If you leave the table, you can come back again. Feel free to write your comments on the tablecloth. There can be silence. There might be awkwardness. There could always be laughter. There is an end but no conclusion.
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1979 – 40th 1974 – 45th
1989 – 30th 1984 – 35th
1999 – 20th 1994 – 25th
2009 - 10th 2004 – 15th
2014 - 5th
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