Actualités

  • Michel Marc participe à VIVE LE QUÉBEC LIVRES à la villa Marguerite Yourcenar du 13 au 17 novembre 2013.
    05-11-2013




  • Christine, la reine-garçon, finaliste aux Prix 2012-2013 de l'Association québécoise des critiques de théâtre
    04-11-2013




  • Le peintre des madones au Théâtre de la Colinne à Lyon.
    24-10-2013








  • Christine, la reine-garçon, au Grand Prix littéraire dramatique de France
    21-10-2013




  • Christine, la reine-garçon, aux GG's
    21-10-2013




  • Christine, la reine-garçon, finaliste aux Prix du Salon du livre du Saguenay-Lac Saint-Jean
    19-10-2013




  • Entrevue de Michel Marc pour la libération de John Greyson l’emprisonnement du réalisateur John Greyson
    23-09-2013




  • La production de Christine, la reine-garçon honorée aux Prix du TNM 2013
    28-08-2013




  • Christina, the Girl King world English premiere, Stratford Festival 2014
    21-08-2013




  • LILIES (Les Feluettes) au Convergence-Continuum Theatre de Cleveland (USA) à compter du 11 octobre 2013
    15-08-2013




  • Michel Marc à Tout le monde en parle.
    14-08-2013




  • TOM À LA FERME à la Mostra de Venise.
    25-07-2013




  • Michel Marc aux Correspondances de Eastman en août 2013
    28-06-2013




  • Reprise de LELIES, en Belgique et en Holande en 2015, le drame musical inspiré des Feluettes
    28-06-2013




  • Doublé à Avignon 2013
    18-05-2013




  • Muses Paris
    04-05-2013




  • L'HISTOIRE DE L'OIE à la Salamandre, avril 2013
    21-03-2013




  • L'HISTOIRE DE L'OIE au TARMAC, mai 2013
    21-03-2013




  • Regardez le parcours des Muses Orphelines depuis 1988
    17-02-2013






  • Les Muses orphelines et Les Feluettes, reprises à Tokyo (Japon) par Studio Life au Sun-Mall en novembre 2013.
    16-02-2013




  • Michel Marc, membre du jury au Festival Regard sur le court , en mars 2013 au Saguenay.
    14-02-2013







  • Michel Marc à ,TOUT LE MONDE EN PARLE dimanche le 17 février 2013
    14-02-2013






  • Reprise de TOM EN LA GRANJA à Mexico au Teatro Santa Catarina du 24 janvier au 10 février 2013
    14-01-2013




  • Après son succès à Avignon à l'été 2012, , la cie Oced'art reprend LE CHEMIN DES PASSES DANGEREUSES au Théâtre de l'Archipel à Paris, en février 2013
    14-01-2013




  • La reine-garçon au JOURNAL DE QUÉBEC
    12-01-2013




  • Michel Marc parmi les 25 personnalités culturelles de 2012 .
    07-01-2013




  • Tom en la granja (Tom à la ferme) dans la liste des meilleures pièces à Mexico en 2012.
    07-01-2013





  • L'Histoire de l'oie à Paris au Tarmac par le Théâtre du Pilier en mai 2013.
    07-01-2013




  • Lise Castonguay et Marie-Renée Bourget Harvey lauréates aux Prix d'Excellence de la culture 2012 de la Ville de Québec pour TOM A LA FERME, production du Théätre de la Bordée, 2011.
    29-11-2012




  • Soirée au théâtre en présence de Michel Marc, le 28 novembre pour les diplômés de l'UQAM
    06-11-2012




  • Lise Castonguay et Frédérick Bouffard sont finalistes aux Prix des critiques québécoises de théätre pour leur interprétation dans TOM A LA FERME au Théätre de la Bordée à Québec en 2011.
    01-11-2012




  • Michel Marc participera à plusieurs activés au Salon du livre de Montréal le 14 novembre pour le lancement de l'édtion chez Leméac de CHRISTINE, LA REINE-GARÇON,
    01-11-2012




  • Lise Castonguay, Frédérik Bouchard et Marie-Renée Bourget Harvey sont finalistes aux Prix d'Excellence de la culture 2012 de la Ville de Québec pour TOM A LA FERME, production du Théätre de la Bordée, 2011.
    29-10-2012




  • Michel Marc et Serge Denoncourt autour de Christine de Suède aux Belles Soirées de l'Université de Montréal, le 19 novembre 2012.
    24-10-2012




  • Michell Marc... à propos de l'homophobie.
    12-10-2012




  • Down dangerous passes road au Melboune Fringe Festival, oct.2012
    09-10-2012






  • Évelyne Brochu sera de la distribution du film TOM À LA FERME.
    18-09-2012






  • Éric Bruneau jouera dans `CHRISTINE, LA REINE GARÇON.
    10-09-2012





  • MMB en résidence d'écriture du 22 août au 27 septembre 2012 au SHAW FESTIVAL.
    24-08-2012





  • MMB removes TOM AND THE COYOTE of the Factory Theatre. Read his 2 letters in Actualités.
    24-08-2012

    letter 1

    Montreal, August 8, 2012

    Mr. Ron Struys
    President, Board of Directors
    Factory Theatre
    Toronto (Ont.)

    As the author of TOM AND THE COYOTE, the first production of the 2012-2013 season at Factory Theatre, I find that the time has come for me to express my views on the still unresolved conflict between your board of directors and the artistic community in the wake of the dismissal of your artistic director, Ken Gass.
    It is also time for me to take action.
    I must admit that in the thirty years of my career, in Québec, across Canada and around the world, I have never found myself in a situation like this. Your board’s decisions and the onslaught of reactions, the anger and insults, they provoked in the community have led to a very sad state of affairs, unlike any I have encountered in my work.
    Since I am not immersed in the Toronto cultural community, I find it hard to understand why, after more than two months, no mediation has taken place between the parties concerned. Why has the board over which you preside remained impervious and intransigent in the face of this unparalleled storm of controversy?
    In the first wave of reactions, a petition was drawn up and signed by thousands of concerned members of the artistic community and the general public coast to coast. I signed this petition in the hope that an agreement could be reached that would put an end to this crisis and not only save the 2012-2013 season, but ensure the future of the theatre.
    I signed this petition and attached a personal statement in French specifying at the time, that, unlike George Walker, I had not decided to withdraw TOM AND THE COYOTE from the upcoming season, because above and beyond the views of the opposing parties in the conflict, the very survival of Factory Theatre was at stake.

    It is important to remember that Factory Theatre is a venerable institution built by its artistic directors and their teams, and by its boards of directors, of course, but first and foremost, by HUNDREDS OF AUTHORS, ARTISTS AND PRODUCTION TEAMS. Several Québécois playwrights have had the good fortune to see their work presented in English in this theatre that is a flagship in the field of contemporary Canadian drama.
    I do believe that our theatre companies belong to the theatre community which, through its efforts despite the often inadequate and precarious conditions, has consecrated these centres of contemporary work. And we are all indebted to this community.
    Two months later, nothing has changed. The situation remains as tense as ever. Now the community to which you have turned a deaf ear is inviting theatre artists, the media and most of all, the public to boycott all activities and productions this season at Factory Theatre. An impressive number of this country’s most illustrious artists have joined this movement.
    I must say that the fact that no one from the board has attempted to contact me personally has made matters worse as I try to make sense of this sad state of affairs. No one has tried to explain the board’s position , no one has inquired about my point of view. I must remind you that I am the author of the first play scheduled in the upcoming season.
    At this point, how can you believe that Eda Holmes, the director of TOM AND THE COYOTE, can possibly direct the play under these circumstances and in the light of the threatened boycott? The entire cast and crew who originally expressed their solidarity with the decision to remain part of the season are now beginning to express serious concerns. With no artistic direction, in a hostile environment and facing the danger of an empty house, it has become impossible for us to imagine that the English premiere of the play can be produced in a serene, inspiring and professional atmosphere.


    This situation, due to the board’s inaction, is harmful to my work. That is why, if no attempt at mediation is undertaken within the next week, in the best interests of my play and those of my translate and the members of the production team whose individual reputations are at stake, I now find myself forced to consider withdrawing TOM AND THE COYOTE from the 2012-1013 season at Factory Theatre.
    I have authorized my agent, Nathalie Goodwin from l'Agence Goodwin et associés, to settle all the contractual issues in the weeks to come.
    Sincerely yours,
    Michel Marc Bouchard, O.C., C.Q.
    Playwright

    letter 2

    Montreal, August 22, 2012
    To Eda Holmes and Linda Gaboriau,
    To actors, Catherine Horne, Jeff Lillico, Gordon Rand and Brenda Robbins,
    To all the production team of TOM AND THE COYOTE

    To Mr. Ron Struys, president of the board of The Factory Theatre

    To Mr. Ken Gass,

    On August 8, after informing the production team of my play TOM AND THE COYOTE, I sent a letter to the president of the board of directors of Factory Theatre, stating my intention to withdraw my play from the 2012-2013 season if no attempt at mediation between the board and the dismissed artistic director Ken Gass was undertaken in the following days. Not wishing to exacerbate the conflict and in the hope that mediation was possible, I did not make this letter public.
    In response to my ultimatum, a delegation composed of members of the board and members of the staff at Factory Theatre came to meet with me and my agent in Montreal. The meeting was calm and productive. Furthermore, prior to this meeting, I had received confidential information that Ken Gass was also preparing a proposal that could help lower the tension surrounding the conflict. As a result, I extended the deadline for my ultimatum.
    Now, almost two weeks later, after a first meeting between the parties was held in Toronto, and after speaking to both parties myself, I have come to the conclusion that little progress has been made and the protagonists’ positions seem unchanged. After much consultation and several sleepless nights, I have come to the conclusion that the situation has not evolved. I have, therefore, no choice but to withdraw my play scheduled to open the upcoming Factory season.
    I cannot ask my production team to face the threat of an unheard boycott in which artists will be boycotting other artists. We cannot hope to prepare the production in a serene, inspiring and professional atmosphere while feeling that our work is illegitimate in the eyes of our colleagues and knowing that we might be performing to empty houses in a hostile environment.
    This is the saddest and most difficult decision I have been forced to make in the thirty years of my career. I am aware of the impact of this decision on my production team. Ten people have just lost a job. I am also aware of the impact of this decision on the staff at Factory Theatre and on the theatre’s subscribers and audiences. I do hope that mediation is still possible and that the rest of the upcoming season will take place and not add to the collateral damage this battle of egos has entailed. Most of all, I hope that Factory Theatre will survive this devastating conflict.
    Michel Marc Bouchard


  • Malin Buska sera Kristina pour Mika Kaurismaki.
    24-08-2012






  • Création française de Tom à la ferme à l'Espace Michel-Simon à Noisy-le-Grand dans une mise en scène de Ladislas Chollat en novembre
    29-07-2012




  • Chiara Murru se mérite le prix de la meilleure mise en scène au Roma Fringe Festival 2012 pour ma pièce IL SENTIERO DEI PASSI PERICOLOSI (Le Chemin des passes danegreuseuses), production de SPAZIO-T & Compagnia Teatro d'Inverno de Sardaigne.
    21-07-2012




  • 3 prix pour les Muses Orphelines du Café-théâtre du CCSE Maisonneuve
    03-07-2012




  • Le Chemin des passes dangereues à Avignon à compter du 4 juillet 2012,
    22-06-2012






  • LELIES (d'après LES FELUETTES) gagne 5 prix en Belgique dont celui du meilleur musical 2012
    19-06-2012




  • Le comédien Maxime Desnommé remplacera Éric Burneau dans la distribution de LES MUSES ORPHELINES chez DUCEPPE en février 2013 et pour la tournée québécoise.
    12-06-2012




  • Joseph C Walsh, director of Lilies (UK) won the Hilton Edwards Award at the International Dublin Gay Theatre festival for best direction.
    31-05-2012




  • I'm proud to annonce that Lelies has been nominated for 6 Flemish Musical Awards. Lelies is the show with the most nominations.
    24-05-2012




  • Les Muses Orphelines de retour au Québec en février 2013 à la Compagnie Jean-Duceppe et en tournée au Québec dans une mise en scène de Martine Beaulne.
    25-04-2012




  • Le Chemin des passes dangereuses de Michel Marc Bouchard, mise en scène de Laurent Crovella, au Théâtre de la Madeleine, scène nationale, Troyes, le 15 mai 2012.
    13-04-2012




  • LELIES, le drame musical inspiré de Les Feluettes reçoit 6 nominations au MusicalWorld Awards de Belgique: meilleur musical, meilleur nouveau musical, premier rôle, deux nominations jeunes espoirs et meilleur ensemble. Félicitations à toute l'équipe.
    11-04-2012




  • Las Musas Huerfanas au Escuela Popular de Bellas Artes de Morelia, Moralia, Mexique, du 16 mars au 17 mai 2012
    29-03-2012





  • LILIES at the Internatinal Dublin Gay Theatre Festival, may 7th to 12th.
    26-03-2012




  • The exception that proves the rule here is J. Greyson's 1996 movie Lilies based on Les Feluettes. A Genie winner for best motion picture, it remains one of the Rest of Canada's best stage-to-screen adaptations. Globe and Mail, Feb. 24, 2012.
    29-02-2012




  • Projection exceptionnelle de Lilies au TIFF, Toronto, 6 avril 2012.
    29-02-2012




  • Publication de TOM À LA FERME et de LE PEINTRE DES MADONES aux Éditions Théâtrales (Paris) en avril 2012.
    19-02-2012




  • Michel Marc et les Dix ans de la collection Jeunesse des Éditons Théâtrales, Paris
    19-02-2012




  • THE MADONNA PAINTER, Directed by MFA Candidate Sean Guist, University Theatre, University of Lethbridge, Alberta, March 20-24.
    16-02-2012