La Plume Parlante
La Plume parlante is an initiative aimed at aspiring writers/creators from Alberta’s Francophone/franco-immersive communities.
L’UniThéâtre recognizes the need to develop playwrights and considers this an essential component in contributing to our cultural community and beyond.
La Plume parlante is an open writing circle and forum for hopeful playwrights/theatre creators who would like to develop their skills, be they nascent or dormant, in a nurturing and inviting environment.
Great Notions in Small Rooms
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS (Projects en français or language-free)
L’UniThéâtre has launched its newest initiative on the occasion of its 2016-2017 season:
Great Notions in Small Rooms (Grandes idées dans de petites salles) will provide a launching pad for new and innovative creators in our community.
Prix de la meilleure critique théâtrale
In January 2016, L’UniThéâtre and the University of Alberta’s Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies (MLCS) launched a new project with the goal of enriching the pedagogical experience of students from the U of A’s North Campus and Campus Saint-Jean by encouraging them to attend French-language plays.
The Prix de la meilleure critique théâtrale (Prize for the Best Theatre Review) is aimed at inspiring learners of French and encouraging them to improve their linguistic abilities by writing a review of one of L’UniThéâtre’s plays. The reviews submitted by the students are evaluated by a jury consisting of members of the U of A and L’UniThéâtre. The student with the ‘winning’ review receives a subscription to L’UniThéâtre’s subsequent theatre season, as well as a certificate of appreciation for his/her work and his/her review is posted on L’UniThéâtre’s website and the Francopains blog.
artists and education program
L’UniThéâtre facilitates workshops to schools who are interested in having a theatre educator present material (in French) to their classrooms through the Artists and Education Program Grant offered by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA).
Workshops can be held over the course of a single day or several days, and for up to one to two weeks per month. The duration of the workshop(s) is to be specified by the school applying for the grant.