Thanks to Our Sponsors


Save the Date (Buy tickets here)


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: (buy them here)

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.

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 Kim Thuy.
6:45-7:00 The Auction Fundraiser.
7:00-8:00 Social Hour.


Elegant attire suggested.


  • PACKAGE 1, the WELLNESS EXPERIENCE : A gift certificate for one month of classes at Luna Yoga (including 2 videos) and two gift certificates for the water circuit at BotaBota Spa.
  • PACKAGE 2, the CONTEMPORARY ART EXPERIENCE : A five-year membership for two at the Contemporary Art Museum and two passes for the Virtual Reality Experience at Phi Center.
  • PACKAGE 3, the EDGY EXPERIENCE : Three pairs of tickets at three different venues for shows in the Quartier des Spectacles in April and May.
  • PACKAGE 4, the FRANCOPHONE THEATRE EXPERIENCE : Three pairs of tickets at three different venues for shows on the Plateau Mont-Royal in April and May.
  • PACKAGE 5, the QUARTIER DE SPECTACLES EXPERIENCE : Two tickets for The Propelled Heart at Danse Danse and a gift certificate for Buvette chez Simone.
  • PACKAGE 6, the OLD MONTREAL EXPERIENCE : Two tickets for Shoplifters at the Centaur Theatre and a meal for two at Bonaparte restaurant.


  • Two tickets for How Black Mothers Say I Love You a production of Black theatre Workshop at the Centaur Theatre.
  • Two tickets for Indecent at the Segal Centre for the Arts.
  • Two tickets for Clean Slate a production of Talisman Theatre at La Chapelle Theatre.
  • Two tickets for Clean Slate a production of Talisman Theatre at La Chapelle Theatre.
  • Two tickets for a dance or theater show at the Trans-Americas Festival.
  • Two tickets for a play of your choice at Hudson Village Theatre.
  • Two tickets for a play of your choice at National Art Center, Ottawa.
  • Two tickets for a classical music concert at Ensemble vocal Les Jongleurs.
  • A gift certificate for two at Buvette chez Simone.
  • A gift certificate for a massage at Massage Experts, Griffintown.
  • A pair of sunglasses from Optique Georges Laoun Inc.
  • A gift certificate for the Word bookstore.
  • One set of books from Renaud-Bray.
  • Three recent books from Linda Leith Publishing.
  • Ten books from Euguélionne bookstore.
  • One set of books from the Editions du Passage.
  • A gift certificate for 6 players at escape room Missions Morpheus.
  • Five double passes for the permanent collection at Montreal Fine Arts Museum.


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.