Entries by Quebec Drama Federation

Behind the Curtain: Encore

We had the pleasure of speaking with Zoe Roux about Tableau D’Hôte Theatre’s upcoming production, Encore. Roux is the costume and lighting designer on the piece. We spoke about her experience drawing inspiration, references she pulls from and about her career in design. Quebec Drama Federation: Encore deals with incredible romance and the experience of […]

THE DRAMA OF COMEDY

We sat down in Montreal’s MainLine Theatre MainStage for a conversation with (left to right) Sara Meleika, Keith Waterfield, Sehar Manji, Adam Capriolo, Tranna Wintour, Kate Hammer and Tatyana Olal, to talk about comedy in Quebec. The group brings a breadth of knowledge of Quebec comedy from standup, improv, sketch, theatre, producing and improv to […]

Behind the Curtain: Bonnie & Clyde

We had the pleasure of going Behind the Curtain with producers Ally Brumer and Debora Friedmann of Contact Theatre to talk about their upcoming production Bonnie & Clyde happening at MainLine Theatre from April 25-28! We spoke to the dynamic team about their experience creating a company and taking on the hit Bonnie & Clyde! QDF: Congratulations on […]

Behind the Curtain: Within The Glass

With Dale Hayes! Quebec Drama Federation: Within The Glass is written by Concordia alumna Anna Chatterton. Had you seen a performance of it before? Dale Hayes: No, I hadn’t seen Within The Glass before. We read it and the play hit the criteria we look for: simple set, moving in real time, and interesting and […]

Behind the Curtain: Numbers Increase As We Count…

We had a quick conversation with the creator of the upcoming Numbers Increase As We Count… Ülfet Sevdi! We talked about her research and the Theatre of the Oppressed! Quebec Drama Federation: The production, Numbers Increase As We Count… includes testimonies and documentation from subjects who experienced displacement and forced-sex work. What was the process […]

Behind the Curtain: Elsewhere

  QDF: Can you talk about how identity as it relates to the characters in crisis? Joy Ross-Jones: As a Venezuelan-Canadian, I’ve always felt as split sense of cultural identity. I left Venezuela at 17 and have made my life here in Montreal. The move strengthened my understanding of myself as a Canadian, but strangely, […]