Registration on the first day of Homecoming!
About the event
Homecoming is a special event that brings together recent and past graduates from the National Theatre School, providing an opportunity for them to share their cherished School memories as well as their plans for the future. It is also when a Gascon-Thomas Awards are presented to two theatre artists who have distinguished themselves in one of the two award categories: Innovation and Lifetime Achievement.
Recipients of the 2019 Gascon-Thomas Awards
The NTS Governors will announce the recipients of the 2021 Gascon-Thomas Awards, which are presented to two artists who are contributing to the advancement of Canadian theatre, shortly. 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 recipients were chosen by Gil Desautels (commitee president), Margaret Martinello-Magner. Marie-Hélène Falcon, Gideon Arthurs, Alisa Palmer, Audrey Dwyre, Frédéric Dubois and Catherine Gadouas.
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.
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.
Homecoming 2019 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 Matjash Mrozewski at the Round Table
The Round Table
Frédéric Dubois at the Round Table
Herb Auerbach and Michael Eagan.
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.
Video from 2019 Edition
Watch a preview of the 2019 edition.
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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The National Theatre School of Canada is first and foremost a large extended family, represented by its students, graduates, associate artists and staff members, past and present.
Their academic, artistic and professional journey perfectly embodies the history of NTS, highlighting its ever-evolving values and mission, just like their own career!View the memories of graduates!