Annabel Soutar at Trans Drama Festival

Annabel Soutar, Artistic Diretor of Porte Parole Productions will conduct a documentary workshop during the Trans Drama Festival organized by UNAM.

Dates: Oct 20-22, 2018

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Porte Parole Updates

The Assembly

Espace Go
4890, boul. Saint-Laurent
Montréal, QC

Creation Residency 2019
University of Maryland
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
College Park, MD


Seeds is being translated to Spanish and will be presented in Mexico in spring 2019. This is a co-production with UNAM utilizing bi-lingual Canadian and Mexican actors.


Fredy explores the events surrounding the tragic death of Honduran-Canadian Fredy Villanueva, who was shot by a police officer in Montréal-Nord on August 9, 2008. 
Years later, are we able to put aside our fears and prejudices to speak candidly about his death?

Fredy is pressure-cooker theatre, of an intensity that recalls a much older style of non-verbatim play-writing. Globe & Mail

Sounding Thunder debut performances.......

Sounding Thunder: The Song of Francis Pegahmagabow, the story of Ojibwe war hero Francis Pegahmagabow, presented its debut performances at Festival of the Sound, Elora Festival and the Toronto Music Festival. The last performance will be at Ottawa ChamberFest July 31.

Mixing music, song, spoken word and video projections, Sounding Thunder: The Song of Francis Pegahmagabow was commissioned by clarinetist James Campbell, Artistic Director of Festival of the Sound these past 33 years.

Of the performance in Toronto, John Terauds of The Toronto Star stated:

Campbell commissioned Sounding Thunder. It was a bold move, one that deserves its own standing ovation. Assembling some of Canada’s finest performers to make it shine made it even more compelling. If we can get this kind of art to mend the injustices of several centuries, maybe truth as well as reconciliation actually stand a chance.
Read the full review……..

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Producer: Festival of the Sound
Artistic Director: James Campbell
Composer: Timothy Corlis
Librettist: Armand Garnet Ruffo (Ojibwe poet and Queen’s University professor)
Director: Larry Beckwith

Narrator: Brian McInnes
Francis Pegahmagabow: Waawaate Fobister
Deer-Spirit Woman:
Jennifer Kreisberg
Special Guest: Jodi Baker Contin
Shaman, General Officer, Reporter, Indian Agent: Larry Beckwith

Mark Fewer, violin
Joel Quarrington, double bass
James Campbell, clarinet
James McKay, bassoon
Guy Few, trumpet
Rachel Thomas, trombone
Beverley Johnston, percussion
Larry Beckwith, conductor