Théâtre au pluriel

The Théâtre au pluriel is Campus Saint-Jean's official theatrical group. Supervised by Louise Ladouceur and in collaboration with her colleagues Donia Mounsef and Bernard Salva, the group was created in 2008 within the frame work of a funded research, one of which is the McCalla Professorship. As its name implies, Théâtre au pluriel aims at transforming Campus Saint-Jean into both an alternative and open podium to the community, bursting with both original and varied projects - an arena in which the celebration of the French language and the exploration of its many resonances are in the spotlight.

Upon its inception, the new Campus theatre debuted with public bi-weekly readings under the banner Voix Plurielles, which is free of charge and open to everyone. These readings are presented in collaboration with students of French language and culture classes of Campus Saint-Jean. In 2009, two other projects were created: the collection of poems, "The Invisible" poem by Ted Blodgett was read on stage in English and in French with the harp played as background music. Later on, the Chiens de Soleil of the Collège universitaire de Saint-Boniface was invited to present Sex, Lies et les Franco-manitobains, written and directed by Marc Prescott.. In this production, subtitles were made available in English.

The Théâtre au Pluriel offers public theatre art classes every semester, Slam Poetry workshops, and performances facilitated by Donia Mounsef. The Théâtre au pluriel consists of Théâtre à l'Ouest, the Campus Saint-Jean student drama group, which is artistically supervised by Bernard Salva. In their thought- provoking and equally entertaining drama pieces, they question the world through powerful and carnal works such as Incendies by Wajdi Mouawad (2007), Cercueils de luxe by Song Labou Tansi (2008) and Lysistrata by Aristophanes, adapted and translated by Michel Tremblay (2009).