Coffee Machines

Professional conversations

After last year’s success, the OFFTA Coffee Machines are back!

All year round, the team of LA SERRE – arts vivants gathers next to the coffee machine in the morning to discuss the planning of the day. Echoing this tradition, during OFFTA, in collaboration with the networks La danse sur les routes du Québec and Les Voyagements-théâtre de création en tournée, we offer a series of tree convivial videoconference meetings.

Inspired by theatre director Milo Rau’s Why theatre? publication, the OFFTA invites 15 participants, from local to international, to propose their answer to the question: Which hospitality? Based on the red thread of the program, these coffee machines will try to help us identify how to weave together hospitable environments.


To participate:
OFFTA’s Coffee Machines – Professional Conversations are open to arts and culture professionals with a pass (artists, cultural workers). The practical details of participation will be communicated to you a few days prior to the first meeting.

Illustration © Drawn handpoked by Sydney McManus on Camille Bédard


29.05
Hosted by Vincent de Repentigny, LA SERRE – arts vivants

Clayton Lee, Rhubarb Festival, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre — Toronto
Ivanie Aubin-Malo, Dance artist and curator, Tangente — Montréal
Maiko Yamamoto, Theatre Replacement et PushOFF — Vancouver
Michael Toppings, MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) — Montréal
Naja Lee Jensen, HAUT — Copenhague

31.05
Co-hosted by Vincent de Repentigny, LA SERRE – arts vivants
and Hubert Côté, Les Voyagements – Théâtre de création en tournée


Aristide Tarnagda, Récréâtrales — Ouagadougou
Josée Roussy, Centre de Création Diffusion de Gaspé — Gaspé
Laurence P. Lafaille, Independent curator — Québec
Marcelle Dubois, Jamais Lu et Théâtre Aux Écuries — Montréal
Kopano Maroga, Kunstencentrum Vooruit — Gand

2.06
Co-hosted by Vincent de Repentigny, LA SERRE – arts vivants
and Hélène Briais, La danse sur les routes du Québec


Julien Fournet, L’amicale — Lille
Marie-Pierre Proulx, Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario — Sudbury
Mohamed Fariji, Atelier de l’Observatoire — Casablanca
Nathalie Cauwet, Théâtre du Marais — Val-Morin
Priscilla Guy, Mandoline Hybride — Marsoui

Live translation will be offered in English and in French for each session.

29.0510amOnline broadcast
31.0510amOnline broadcast
02.0610amOnline broadcast