Clean Slate, translation of
award-winning Table rase
An all-woman cast tackles contemporary femininity at the Talisman, March 18 to 30
In Clean Slate, six friends gather to celebrate life, and death in a brave, messy, and above all authentic portrait of millennial sisterhood. This examination of young women reclaiming their sexuality is a celebration of Montreal’s emerging talent and makes Clean Slate a play to watch out for in 2019.
Talisman Theatre’s March 2019 production of Clean Slate is a translation of Catherine Chabot’s award-winning play Table rase, first presented in 2014 at and since reprised twice due to popular demand. Chabot is a graduate of the Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in Montreal, and is winner of Best Text from the Quebec Association of Theatre Critics for Table rase (AQCT/2016).
“How do we make meaning of our lives? How do young women express their sexuality? What is the value of community and friendship in our digitized world? These questions draw me into the world of Clean Slate: a visceral and raw examination of life, friendship, personal choice, sexual expression and the creation of a meaningful life.” – Leslie Baker, Director of Clean Slate
Cast: Cleopatra Boudreau, Michelle Langlois Fequet, Rebecca Gibian, Gita Miller, Kathleen Stavert, and Julie Trépanier.
Text Catherine Chabot
Translation Jennie Herbin
Director Leslie Baker
Set Design Peter Bottazzi
Costume Design Sophie El Assaad
Lighting Design Cédric Delorme-Bouchard
Sound Design Peter Cerone
Stage Manager Isabel Faia
Assistant Director Katey Wattam
Production Talisman Theatre
La Chapelle, Scènes Contemporaines
3700 St. Dominique, Montreal
March 18th to 30th, 2019
Mondays at 7pm, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturday, March 23 at 8pm; Saturday, March 30 at 3pm and 8pm
Billets: 15$ à 30$
Box office: 514 843-7738 • lachapelle.org
About Talisman Theatre
Talisman Theatre was founded in 2005 by National Theatre School graduates Lyne Paquette and Emma Tibaldo. Guided by Artistic and Executive Director Lyne Paquette, its mission is to produce professional English-language premieres of contemporary Quebec plays. Talisman Theatre is funded by Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des arts et du lettres du Quebec, and Conseil des arts de Montreal.
Feature image: courtesy of Talisman Theatre