Théâtre populaire d’Acadie
Karène Chiasson and Claire Normand in L'Oiseau matinal (The Morning Bird)
, a production of the Théâtre populaire d'Acadie.
(Photo: Maurice Arsenault)
Artist Profiles and Success Stories
How far can our fear of differences lead us? L’Oiseau matinal (The Morning Bird) asks this question by opposing a life of opulence with one of abject poverty. The play by Colleen Wagner (winner of a 1996 Governor General’s Literary Award for The Monument) was translated by Maurice Arsenault, artistic director of Théâtre populaire d’Acadie, and presented throughout New Brunswick. L’Oiseau matinal is part of a series of translations of English-Canadian plays that the Théâtre plans to present over the coming years.
Founded in 1974, the Théâtre is the oldest French-language theatre company in New Brunswick. While it gives Acadian theatre centre stage, it also produces a wide range of plays that have toured throughout Canada and in France and Belgium.