Our soiree begins with a chat with our guest of honor Kim Thúy, a series of short performances from past Talisman productions, an auction and plenty of time for socializing with an open bar courtesy of our sponsor SAQ.
The Board of Talisman Theatre request the pleasure of your company at our 2019 fundraising event celebrating the 10th anniversary of Artistic Director Lyne Paquette and honouring Christine Lord, President of the Board.
Our Guest of Honour is author and Knight of the Ordre national du Québec, Kim Thúy.
Born in Saigon in 1968, Kim Thúy left Vietnam with the boat people at the age of 10 and settled with her family in Quebec. From the moment of its release, her first book, Ru , published by Libre Expression in 2009, was a phenomenal success. A best-seller in Quebec and France and translated into more than 25 languages, Ru also garnered numerous literary awards, including the prestigious 2010 Governor General’s Literary Award (Canada). The English edition won the battle of the books organized by Canada Reads and was declared “the” book to read in Canada in 2015.
Thursday, February 21, 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 $60 per person, $110 per pair; $70 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, Clean Slate.
Remember to bring your chequebook to the auction.
Sponsorships are available: 514 846 0402.
For press accreditation: 514 846 0402.
6:00-6:25 Excerpts of Performances from past productions.
6:25-6:45 A chat with Kim Thuy.
6:45-7:00 The Auction Fundraiser.
7:00-8:00 Social Hour.
Elegant attire suggested.
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.