La Roulotte gets on a roll!


La Roulotte travelling theatre launches a writing contest.

A mobile theatre founded in 1953 by the late Paul Buissonneau, La Roulotte tours the parks of Montréal every summer with shows for a wide audience. The performers are all graduates from the Conservatoire d’art dramatique de Montréal and the National Theatre School of Canada.

To follow the great success of their Pippi Longstocking show, which delighted audiences in 2015 with the adventures of a lovable red-haired brat, La Roulotte has launched a writing contest for young authors with help from the Centre des auteurs dramatiques (CEAD), the Conservatoire, and the NTS. The winning play was submitted by Lauriane Derouin. In addition to receiving a grant, this young author will take part in a writing workshop with Geneviève Billette and see her work produced for the stage in summer 2016.

Encouraging the growth of new talent, giving young actors a chance to perform in a professional environment—these were important ideals for founder Paul Buissonneau during his long career. This contest is a great way to honour his work and his memory.