Fonds paa-9746 - L'Unithéâtre fonds

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L'Unithéâtre fonds

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PAA paa-9746

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  • 1984-2008 (Creation)

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1.8 m of textual records and other material.

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L'UniThéâtre is a francophone theatre founded in 1992 when two theatre companies, Théâtre français d'Edmonton and La Boîte à Popicos, amalgamated. Réginald Bigras and France Levasseur-Ouimet founded Théâtre français d'Edmonton at the Collège Saint-Jean in 1967. In 1970, the Théâtre français hired its first artistic director and until 1992 it remained the main francophone community theatre for adults in Edmonton. La Boîte à Popicos was founded in 1978 by Suzette Lagacé-Aubin and sponsored by Canadian Parents for French (Alberta Chapter). At the time, it was Alberta's only French theatre for young audiences. Based in Edmonton, La Boîte à Popicos hoped to make the French language a living subject both in and outside the classroom. The productions were designed especially for students learning French as a second language and toured many schools in Edmonton and throughout Alberta and Western Canada. In 1992, L'UniThéâtre started its first productions under the artistic director Guylaine Normandin assisted by Daniel Cournoyer. L'UniThéâtre encourages the production of franco-albertan plays, including musical performances.

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The records were created, then held by the Unithéâtre until donated to the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 2008.

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The fonds consists of operational files of L'Unithéâtre and its predecessors, Théâtre français d'Edmonton and Boîte à Popicos, including meeting minutes, financial records, project description, and annotated theatrical scripts.

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Other materials include 3 audio cassettes, 3 audio compact disks, 25 photos, and 46 negatives.

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  • The material is in French.

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There are no restrictions on access. Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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The Théâtre français d'Edmonton fonds is held by the Provincial Archives of Alberta under the number PR1574 and the fonds Boîte à Popicos under PR1563.

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For the French version of this description, click <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>.<br><br>Record No. Includes the following accession: PR2008.0517. Fonds number: PR3223.<br><br>

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