All-female cast tackles contemporary femininity in Talisman’s “Clean Slate”

Catherine Chabot’s award-winning play "Table rase" receives English production at La Chapelle March 18-30

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

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.


Written by Catherine Chabot
Translated by Jennie Herbin
Directed by Leslie Baker

Cast | Cleopatra Boudreau, Rebecca Gibian, Michelle Langlois Fequet, Gita Miller, Kathleen Stavert and Julie Trepanier

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

March 18th to 30th 2019

At La Chapelle, Scènes Contemporaines

Monday March 18 , 7 pm
Tuesday March 19, 8 pm
Thursday March 21, 8 pm
Friday March 22, 8 pm (with french surtitles)
Saturday March 23, 8 pm
Monday March 25, 7 pm
Tuesday March 26, 8 pm
Thursday March 28, 8 pm
Friday March 29, 8 pm (with french surtitles)
Saturday March 30, 3 pm and 8 pm

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