World renowned young people's theatre company in Montreal, Quebec, founded in 1975 by Gervais Gaudreault and Suzanne Lebeau, who were both co-directors of the company until 2016, when Marie-Eve Huot replaced Lebeau. Théâtre Carrousel uses a spirit of intense exploration both toward text and theatrical form, setting out to redefine children's theatre with each production, and has won many international and Canadian awards (including the Chalmers Award the Masque Award and, twice, the Quebec critics circle award).
Théâtre Carrousel has participated in nearly thirty international and Canadian festivals, including the Festival de Théâtre des Amériques (now Festival TransAmériques) and duMaurier World Stage Festival. The company has toured extensively in Europe and the US, giving some 3000 performances of over sixteen works, most of them written by Lebeau. They are a favourite company in France, having, in November, 1999, celebrated their 25th anniversary by premiering their 20th work L'autoroute, in that country (in co-production with houses in Narbonne and Chambéry).
Profile by Gaetan Charlebois.
Last updated 2021-03-08