What’s love got to do with it? Karine Ricard on TfT’s new production of a Marivaux classic

The things we do for love. According to La seconde surprise de l’amour (The Second Surprise of Love), the path to love is paved with machinations, and any scheme will do. Subterfuge, stratagems and seduction take centre stage in this sparkling 18th-Century comedy by Pierre de Marivaux, which launches Théâtre Français de Toronto’s new season, […]

Les Zinspirés: cinq sur cinq demystifies theatre for youth

Whoever said youth is wasted on the young never met Guy Mignault, the recently-retired artistic director of Théâtre français de Toronto. Les Zinspirés, the French-language student-playwriting festival he created is by far one of the best inventions of the theatre world. Now in its 5th year, it is a prime example of giving youth an avenue […]

Les Zinspirés “gives youth a voice”: SesayArts in Conversation with Guy Mignault

If you’re a French-speaking Ontario teen with some Molière in your soul, then Guy Mignault wants to shine a spotlight on you. On November 20, five Toronto-area teens will, once again, get a chance to shine as playwrights, when Théâtre français de Toronto (TfT) presents Les Zinspirés Puissance 4. Now in its fourth year, Les Zinspirés Puissance 4 […]

SesayArts in Conversation with Pierre Simpson: Les Zinspirés–”waiting in the wings is a wild ride about to burst forth in 3D!”

If you’re a French-speaking Ontario teen with some Molière in your soul, then directors Guy Mignault and Pierre Simpson want to shine a spotlight on you. This October, 5 Toronto-area teens will, once again, get a chance to shine as playwrights, when Théâtre français de Toronto presents Les Zinspirés 3D. Now in its third year, […]