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Keynote Speaker Montreal Conference

Posted By Lionel Walsh, University of Windsor, Monday, February 2, 2015

Hello ATHE Colleagues:  If you have not seen the announcement in the Newsletter or on Twitter, I am excited let you know that

Montreal-based theatre artist, Marie Brassard has accepted our offer to serve as the Keynote Speaker for the Conference Montreal. 

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Ms Brassard is an internationally renowned playwright, director and performer and is Artistic Director of Infrarouge, a theatre

company devoted to the creation of innovative imagistic theatre. Earlier in her career, she performed with Robert Lepage and can be

seen in the film version of Le Polygraphe.  Her  most recent play is Me Talking to Myself in the Future, which she has performed in

French and English. I have added links at the bottom of this entry if you want to find out more.


I was able to chat on the phone with Ms Brassard recently. She is honoured and very excited about sharing her thoughts on Je me

souviens with us and told me she is inspired  by our theme.  I found her warm and charming on the phone and she has an

infectious laugh.  She has also agreed to speak on a panel on Friday and said that if her schedule permits, she may attend the

whole conference--and Henry allowed that we might be able to get her an all-conference pass. 

Stay tuned for more information on this site as more of our plans for Montreal are firmed up.


And, one other note: did you know that the Canadian dollar is now valued at $0.79 US, and expect to drop to $0.75, which will make

your trip to Montreal less expensive than it would have been even six months ago, when our dollar was at par.

au revoir


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Montreal in the Summer: Come for the Conference, Stay for the Fete

Posted By Lionel Walsh, Tuesday, September 16, 2014

When the snow melts and the warm sun shines down Mont Royale, all of Montréal celebrates! So come for the conference and enjoy the continental atmosphere of the city founded by Jacques Cartier in 1642. After the bustle of papers, workshops and networking, head for a terrasse and enjoy a relaxing glass of wine under colorful umbrellas or opt for the Bateau-Mouche cruise out of the port of Old Montréal - a 15 minute walk from Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth - and enjoy stunning views of the islands that make up the city and its environs.

A day spent in Old Montréal is terrific for sightseeing. Cobblestone streets, historic buildings, including the historic Basilique Notre-Dame, and some of the best restaurants in North America await you. There’s also Quartier latin, Quartier des spectacles and Parc du Mont-Royal, which provides a panoramic view of the city. You can also rent a bike and explore some of the 600 kilometers of trails that wind through the city and along the St. Lawrence River. Or find your way to Mount Royal, the beach at Isle Notre-Dame or catch an outdoor move at Théâtre de Verdure in Parc La Fontaine.

And “remember:” - proposals are due 1 November! Je me souviens, mes amis! 

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