Our Guest of Honour is the internationally recognized, JUNO-nominated singer/songwriter, Martha Wainwright. Martha will be interviewed on stage by CBC's Nantali Indongo, the host of The Bridge (Saturdays on CBC Radio One).

With an undeniable voice and an arsenal of powerful songs, Martha Wainwright is a beguiling performer and a refreshingly different force in music. In 2010 she toured the world promoting her third album, 'Sans Fusils, Ni Souliers A Paris: Martha Wainwright's Piaf Album'. This extraordinary album, an homage to the great Edith Piaf, was received with glowing reviews, leaving audiences stunned by Martha's incredible range and talent. Martha's latest album, 'Goodnight City' returns to the rawness of her first release and includes songs by Martha, as well as songs written by notable artists to highlight her incredible voice. Martha was born in New York City to folk legends Kate McGarrigle and Loudon Wainwright III. Martha and her family reside in Montreal.


The Board of Talisman Theatre request the pleasure of your company at our 2020 fundraising event.


Wednesday, February 19, from 5:30pm to 8:00pm.

Conseil des arts de Montréal, Édifice Gaston-Miron, 1210 rue Sherbrooke Est, Montréal, Québec. H2L 1L9. [map]

Paid parking is available at La Fontaine Park, opposite the Gaston-Miron building.


Tickets in advance $80 per person, $150 per pair; $90 at the door (cash only). Includes wine reception and hors d'oeuvres. Tax receipts will be issued for a portion of the ticket price.

Tickets will be limited, so be sure to book yours as soon as possible. All proceeds go towards supporting our next production.

Remember to bring your chequebook to the auction.

Sponsorships are available: 514 846 0402.

For press accreditation: 514 846 0402.


5:30-Doors open.

6:00-6:25 Excerpts of Performances from past productions.

6:25-6:45 A chat with Martha Wainwright and Nantali Indongo.

6:45-7:00 The Auction Fundraiser.

7:00-8:00 Social Hour.


Elegant attire suggested.


Wellness Experience:
A gift certificate for one month of classes at Luna yoga (including 2 videos)
Geyser spa

Contemporary Art Experience:
Three double passes for Contemporary Art Museum (MAC)
Two tickets to Circus La ToHU
Two tickets for Talisman Theatre's fall production
Phi Centre music performance

Music to sooth the Beast:
Two tickets for Arte music--Salle Bourgie
Two tickets for Metropolitain Orchestra

Edgy experience:
3 pairs of tickets at La Chapelle scène contemporaine
Two tickets to Theatre M.A.I.
Two tickets to Agora de la Danse

Contemporary French Theatre directed or written by young women:
Two tickets Prospero Theatre
Two tickets Theatre d’Aujourd’hui
Two tickets Espace go Theatre

Quartier des Spectacles Experience:
Two tickets Danse Danse, Danza contemporeana
Two tickets for performance at Festival TransAmerique
La Grand Roue de Montreal private Cabin (8 persons)

Quebec city excursion with Le Diamant theatre:
VIA RAIL train travel voucher 300$
Two tickets to New Theatre Le Diamant in Quebec City

Feast for the eyes:
A painting by Michel Gamache

Stratford Theatre Festival Experience:
VIA RAIL train travel voucher 1000$
Two Theatre tickets for the Stratford Festival
Dining experience at The Common in Stratford


Four Martha Wainwright CDs

Two Montblanc collectors' pens

Painting by Doina Falcon

Specialty wines

Sunglasses provided by George Laoun

Jewelry by joaillère Eloïse

Six tickets to Mission Morpheus (escape room)

Nine novels by Quebec writers and playwrights from the Association of English Language Publishers

Eight Theatre Book from Playwright Canada Press

Four tickets for performances at The National Arts Center (Ottawa)

Two tickets for a show at the Centaur Theatre

Two tickets for a show at the Segal Center

Two tickets for Black Theatre Workshop (BTW)

Two tickets for Talisman Theatre performance

Two tickets to Theatre M.A.I.

Two tickets for Castelier international Puppet festival

Week long pass for Jamais Lu Festival of theatrical

A gift certificate to The Word Bookstore

Four graphic novels provided by Drawn & Quarterly

Gift Certificate for Cinema Moderne

PA Marché certificate (supermarket)


Talisman Theatre has a vibrant, living mission: to produce professional, English-language premieres of contemporary Quebec plays for Montreal's public and students. Our mission is one of interculturalism: working with contemporary issues, we strive to build bridges between Montrealers from all backgrounds. Our goal is to bring the full experience of contemporary Quebec to anglophone and allophone communities, as well as to encourage dialogue between Montreal’s cultural minorities and Quebec’s francophonie. In this way we provide an innovative solution to a real community need: the necessity of addressing the tendency to self-segregation.


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