Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

June 01, 2015 15:38 ET

Cercle Moliere Preparing an All-Canadian Anniversary Season

Government of Canada supports the theatre company's 90th season

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - June 1, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing $140,000 in support to the Cercle Molière for its 2015-16 theatre programming. This funding is being awarded through the Community Life component of the Development of Official-Language Communities Program.

The support was announced today by the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • The Cercle Molière general public season includes four plays-one guest production and three made in Manitoba-and special presentations.
  • The youth season comprises performances in a fixed location, a tour of French and immersion elementary schools in Manitoba, school matinees of the four general public plays, theatre workshops in preparation for the Festival theatre-jeunesse (FTJ), the FTJ and its Gala evening, and classes offered by the Petite école de théâtre for children aged 4 to 12.
  • The theatre season also includes a Cinq à sept 1/2 (5 to 7:30 p.m.), which features a variety of activities including public readings, and the development of coproduction and collaboration projects with Manitoban and Canadian theatre companies and artistic organizations.
  • Drama development activities include a staging marathon, on-the-job training for actors, development workshops, and coordination of drama development initiatives involving coaching authors in the creation of new Manitoban scripts.

Quotes

"Thanks to the work and vision of the Cercle Molière, Manitobans have enjoyed French-language theatre for 90 years-this is truly something to celebrate! We are proud to support Canada's oldest theatre company, and we wish it every success in the years to come."

-The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"The Cercle Molière is pleased to offer the people of Manitoba a season of shows and events that highlight local performing arts and talent. Thanks to the support of the Government of Canada, we can pursue our activities and look forward to the 100th anniversary in 2025 with optimism."

-Geneviève Pelletier, Artistic and Executive Director, Le Cercle Molière

Associated Links

Development of Official-Language Communities Program

Le Cercle Molière

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