Season 2022-23


A creation by Centaur Theatre and Centre du Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui
Created and directed by Laurence Dauphinais

Centaur Theatre and Centre du Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui present an immersive bilingual documentary performance that takes place at both theatres on the same night!

Oct 11 – Nov 6, 2022
7 PM

Student Group tickets are available for $20.00 for groups of 10 or more. Contact our Box Office to reserve.

3 hours
"Depuis ma graduation, j’ai travaillé dans le milieu francophone as well as with anglophones, pis j’ai réalisé que les deux communautés practically knew nothing about each other. So tonight, I’d really like to get to the bottom of things…"
Laurence Dauphinais in Cyclorama


As we delve into the archives of theatre in Montreal you will be whisked between the two locales on a bus for an experience that asks the question, why are we so divided?

An exciting, historical event that joins two theatres: One English, one French, in a 360-degree view of our city. Brought to us by award-winning bilingual artist Laurence Dauphinais, this bilingual documentary theatre piece takes place in 3 locations: Centaur Theatre, Centre du Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui, and a bus – complete with a tour guide – that travels from one theatre to the next.

Like the beloved cycloramas of days gone by, this play offers audiences a panoramic look at the city and its history.


Laurence Dauphinais
Antoine Yared
Alexandre Cadieux
Performer/Historical Advisor
Erin Hurley
Performer/Historical Advisor

Creative Team

Created and directed by Laurence Dauphinais | Featuring Laurence Dauphinais, Antoine Yared, Alexandre Cadieux and Erin Hurley | History Consultants Alexandre Cadieux and Erin Hurley | Assistant Director and Stage Manager Charlie Cohen | Set Design Robin Brazill | Costume Design Cynthia St-Gelais | Lighting Design Chantal Labonté | Original Music Navet Confit | Video Conception Allison Moore | Props and Assistant Designer Marie-Ève Fortier | Video Integration Pierre Laniel | Dramaturgs Cristina Cugliandro, Mathieu Gosselin and Camille Trudel | Dramaturgy Consultant Camille Trudel | Make-up and Hair Sylvie Rolland-Provost | History Research Alexis Paquette-Lacasse | Surtitles Elaine Normandeau | Surtitle Operator Mélodie Lupien | Historical Research Alexis Paquette-Lacasse | Production Manager Howard Mendelsohn | Manager of Technical Operations Peter Cerone | Head Technician Michael Tonus | Assistant Production Manager Liana Rose Mundy

Rehearsal Photos

More Info

Laurence Dauphinais, a French-speaking Quebec theatre-maker, works regularly with Francophone and Anglophone artists and asks herself why these two communities seem to ignore each other. With the help of collaborators on both sides of the language barrier, following a meticulous research protocol, Laurence delves into the history of Montreal theatre and its audiences, to take spectators on an unprecedented journey through the city, time and space.


Seating is general admission. 

Tickets for Cyclorama are part of our 4-Play Subscription package.


Listen to the podcast Bâtarde / Bastard, which follows the quest of Laurence Dauphinais, a child conceived through artificial insemination by donor sperm in the 1980s. The original podcast was presented on December 9, 2021, at Cinema Public in collaboration with Le Centre du Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui and Transistor Média.

With the support of: The Intercultural Conversations program

Enrich your Experience

A Conversation Between Two Artistic Directors

Parallel career paths, on either side of the language divide that had not crossed until the dawn of the 50th anniversary of their respective institutions.Acknowledging the gap between the two artistic communities, they decided to create a bridge in the form of a co-production, performed in both theatres. Assigned to author, actress and director Laurence Dauphinais, Cyclorama tackles Montreal’s cultural duality head-on. Read more here.