Imago Théâtre produit des oeuvres qui suscitent la réflexion en mettant en scène des histoires actuelles racontées à partir d’une perspective féminine.

Saison 2016-2017

Artist Training & Mentorships

Programme de mentorat d’Imago Théâtre

Resident Artists

Arianna Bardesono

Working on a play about the Hasidic Women of Montreal

Julie Tamiko Manning

Working on a play about women living on the street.

Caitlin Murphy

Working on a play about care.

Jennifer Roberts

Working on a play about the Deaf culture.

Dispatches from Intractable Woman Rehearsals

Week one of rehearsals for “Intractable Woman” has been incredible. It is an honour and a joy to be in the rehearsal room, assistant directing for Micheline Chevrier, witnessing and sharing in the magnificent artistry this generous, brilliant, fantastic ensemble...
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Fuck misogyny and long live Artista

This post is part of a series of reflections about Imago Theatre’s Youth Mentorship Program, ARTISTA, by program mentors and mentees.  Here Julie Tamiko Manning (ARTISTA Mentor) reflects on the value of the program. I am angry a lot of the time.  Not the kind of anger...
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I Started ARTISTA When I Began Cégep and Now I’m Heading to University!

This post is part of a series of reflections about Imago Theatre’s Youth Mentorship Program, ARTISTA, by program mentors and mentees.   Here Tiernan Cornford (ARTISTA 2014 Participant) reflects on her experience. I was a part of the 2014 Artista family where I had the...
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ARTISTA Made a Career in the Arts Seem Tangible

This post is part of a series of reflections about Imago Theatre’s Youth Mentorship Program, ARTISTA, by program mentors and mentees.  Here Katherine Chou (Artista 2014 Participant) reflects on her experience. For me, ARTISTA was part of an artistic growth spurt that...
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A Fire that Started Inside Me Which Only Continued to Grow

This post is part of a series of reflections about Imago Theatre’s Youth Mentorship Program, ARTISTA, by program mentors and mentees.  Here Amanda Coochey (ARTISTA 2015 Participant) reflects on her experience. When I first submitted myself for a spot in ARTISTA, I was...
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Intergenerational Spaces Rock and Community is Everything

This post is part of a series of reflections about Imago Theatre’s Youth Mentorship Program, ARTISTA, by program mentors and mentees.  Here Joy Ross-Jones (ARTISTA Program Director) reflects on creating the program. I feel very privileged to have the title of Program...
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In Talks with playwrights Alexis Diamond and Rhiannon Collett

This post is part of our In Talks series, where we pair up an emerging artist with an artist of the same discipline who is mid-career or already well established to interview each other about their work and process. Here at Imago, we believe in the power of...
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It’s all in the team

Photo by Jon Faulknor EMBARKING ON AN ARTISTIC JOURNEY As I begin my first week as Artistic and Administrative Associate at Imago Theatre on a sunny late summer day, I find myself reflecting on the journey that I embarked on last fall.  I am an emerging independent...
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New Chapter

In May, I attended the PACT (Professional Association of Canadian Theatres) conference in Calgary. Over the course of one of our lunch breaks, we were invited to an information session presented by the Canada Council (Theatre Section) on a new program called New...
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Masculinity and Beyond

I recently wrote a blog post about the limited definition of « femininity » and how it reinforces the gendered stereotypes of submissive women and dominant men. It was a useful exercise, but I realized that there was a huge gap in the...
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INTRACTABLE WOMAN tells the story of Anna Politkovskaya, the only Russian journalist to cover the Second Chechen War, and a person killed for breaking the silence of censorship.

Intractable Woman plays from Feb. 9-18 at Centaur Theatre Company. Visit www.centaurtheatre.com to reserve tickets now. The themes of freedom of press and freedom from censorship that are at the heart of this play are frighteningly paralleled to the present-day.

Be Intractable (recalcitrant, contrary, stubborn, stiff-necked, unyielding, unbending, inflexible, immovable, obstructive, difficult, disobedient, disobliging) in your defence of a world that fails to be critical of "fake news." Advocate for a society that embraces and plurality of perspectives.

Step. 1 ...Attending Intractable Woman and participating in an engaged discussion around these themes after the play.
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WHAT STOPPED ANNA?
"People Sometimes Pay With Their Lives for Saying Aloud What They Think"- Anna Politkovskaya

Find out more at Intractable Woman playing from Feb.9-18 Centaur Theatre Company. For tickets visit www.imagotheatre.ca or Pay-What-You-Decide at the door.
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Share if you're an Intractable like Anna: a person who is uncompromising in their belief of a need for freedom from censorship, freedom of the press and a need for a plurality of perspectives.

Attend Intractable Woman, Feb. 9-18 at Centaur Theatre Company to support Anna's story. www.imagotheatre.ca
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