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7 Jun 2012

Roundtable to mark 10th anniversary of Québec-British Council Declaration

Participants of the roundtable marking the Québec-British Council Declaration.

Six playwrights, translators and artistic directors from the United Kingdom, Québec and the Americas were invited to share their views on playwriting at a roundtable held on May 30 at the Carrefour international de théâtre de Québec.

The theme of the event organized by the Centre des auteurs dramatiques (CEAD) was Itinéraires de théâtre : mouvements et territoires des nouvelles écritures. The roundtable discussions focused on the creative process and the mechanisms for promoting contemporary plays. The participants were:

  • Christopher Campbell (United Kingdom)
  • Philippe Ducros (Québec)
  • Jaime Arrambide (Argentina)
  • Edgar Chias (Mexico)
  • Park Krausen (United States)
  • Anita Rochon (British Columbia)


Extracts read by two actors, Sylvio-Manuel Arriola and Noémie O'Farrell, lent support to each panellist’s remarks. The spectators were invited to participate in a discussion during which questions were asked and testimonials were heard.

After the activity, Member for Hull and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of International Relations, Maryse Gaudreault, spoke on behalf of Minister of International Relations Monique Gagnon-Tremblay and Minister of Culture, Communications and the Status of Women, Christine St-Pierre. “Our creative partnership with the British Council in particular has helped bring our two societies even closer together in the cultural, educational and scientific spheres,” said the Member for Hull.

The Consul General of Great Britain in Montréal, Patrick Holdich, and the Vice President of CEAD, Sébastien Harrisson, also addressed the participants.

The Joint Declaration between Québec and the British Council has contributed to the completion of dozens of projects in the fields of education, culture, science and technology.

The Québec Government Office in London will also be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2012.

Roundtable on new dramatic works (French only)
Relations between Québec and the United Kingdom
50th anniversary of the Québec Government Office in London
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