Geneviève Cholette, Alex Côté, Marie-Hélène Fontaine, 
Djennie Laguerre, René Lemieux, Nathalie Nadon
Mélanie Paiement, Karine Ricard in Ici, Les arbres s'enracinent dans l'eau


Book club

Free registration

Explore classics and contemporary plays with Georges Som

Toronto Public Library (TPL) in partnership with Théâtre français de Toronto present a theatre-centric book club. This series of in-person meetings will be an opportunity to discuss specific scenes from plays associated with our artistic season. Georges Som, TfT’s Cultural Outreach Officer, will delve into the texts in order to shine a light on their themes and meaning while exchanging opinions with the participants about the works and authors. Everyone is welcome to join the club, whether they are new to the art world or an experienced theatre enthusiast. The only prerequisites are curiosity, the desire to engage in discussions about theatre and a conversational level of French (given that discussions will be conducted in French only).

Free Registration. Texts will be provided. No need to purchase the books. Meetings are held at the Reference Library (789 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4W 2G8) from 6:30PM to 7:15PM.

Cher Tchekhov
Wednesday 25 January 2023
Cher Tchekhov
Michel Tremblay
At a Thanksgiving dinner, the members of a "theatre" family (the eldest, the two middle children, the youngest, the playwright and her actor spouse) try to enjoy a pleasant October evening. But trouble is brewing among these rival children, especially when the eldest has invited her new flame to the dinner party, a particularly virulent critic who has just demolished the playwright's latest play. The ensuing spats are colourful and the playwright's lack of trust/faith will never submit to that of the critic.
Comment faire l'amour avec un nègre sans se fatiguer
Wednesday 15 February 2023
Comment faire l'amour avec un nègre sans se fatiguer
Dany Laferrière
The first novel of Haitian author Dany Laferrière, Comment faire l'amour avec un Nègre sans se fatiguer (Making Love to a Negro without Getting Tired) still resonates many years after its first publication. Since then, the novel has become a classic of Quebec literature and Dany Laferrière has been recognized as a major writer of French-language literature. Acclaimed unanimously by critics and an enthusiastic public, the novel has been a resounding success in several countries, particularly in the English-speaking world where its author has been compared to Bukowski and Miller.
Wednesday 29 March 2023
Nathalie Boisvert
Taking advantage of her platform, her popular make-up tutorials, author Nathalie Boisvert merges with her character, determined to stop the lies and expose the truth: when it comes to the ravages of time on our faces, things are not going to get any better... In Facelift, each of the facial areas that need to be quickly camouflaged becomes the pretext for a dive into the murky waters of a disobedient and aging beauty, one that has stopped responding to conventional cosmetic treatments.
To be determined with the participants
Wednesday 26 April 2023
To be determined with the participants
In April, we will leave it to the participants to choose which scene they are interested in discussing. They can choose from current events or simply follow their passions.
Wednesday 31 May 2023
Dave Jenniss
Every autumn for the past five years, the Miktouch family has gathered in front of a logging company's fence on the edge of Route 230 to, peacefully, claim an ancestral territory in their name and that of their nation, the Malamek. The Miktouch family is Matthew the father, chief of the Malamek nation, his wife Hélène, a Quebecker converted to Indigenous ritual practices, their son Marc, in his twenties, who works at the convenience store on the reserve, and David, a young lawyer exiled to Ottawa to defend the cause.