Tableau D’Hôte Theatre (TDHT) was founded in 2005 by Mathieu Murphy-Perron and Mike Payette with the mandate of producing Montréal premieres of English Canadian productions. Since, TDHT has grown into a critically and peer acclaimed independent company often regarded for its ability to explore alternate forms of storytelling, its design aesthetic and for promoting work by both emerging and established Canadian playwrights. Our objective is simple yet unique in the English Montréal community: to engage audiences in provocative theatre that reflects the perspective and voices of the nations upon nations that make up “Canada”.
Tableau D’Hôte Theatre has maintained a presence within this city as the vessel for English Canadian work that has not been produced Québec. We are the only company in Montréal solely committed to this mission. Additionally, as the notion of country shifts, both the company and the individual artists involved share in the responsibility in investigating what truly makes the “Canadian voice” distinguishable and how to reflect the diverse populations in the conception and realization of our shows.
The very mandate of the company is rooted in a need for intercultural dialogue and cultural reconciliation. By bringing English Canadian plays that have often toured the country and the world but skipped over Montréal due to our linguistic makeup, we aim to not only share stories from the “Rest of Canada” with Anglophone Montréalers, but also to expose Allophone and Francophone Montréalers to the diversity of voices that make up the Canadian cannon.
- Season Starts: January
- Season Ends: January