Backyard Theatre

Backyard Theatre

| 27 min

Backyard Theatre is a documentary about playwright Michel Tremblay and director André Brassard’s flavourful brand of Quebec theatre, which captured the earthy wit and joual (slang) of Montreal's East End working-class neighbourhood. The film features impromptu improvisation by the cast of Les belles-soeurs and Demain matin, Montréal m'attend, two genre-defining plays.

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Backyard Theatre, , provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • producer
    Jean-V. Dufresne
    Ian McLaren
  • photography
    Jean-Pierre Lachapelle
  • sound
    Claude Lefebvre
    Jean-Guy Normandin
  • sound editing
    André Galbrand
  • re-recording
    Jean-Pierre Joutel
  • participation
    Ève Gagnier
    Amulette Garneau
    Mireille Lachance
    Monique Mercure
    Denise Morelle
    Denise Filiatrault
    Louise Forestier
    Claude Gai
    Odette Gagnon
    André Montmorency
    Normand Morin
    Michel Tremblay
    André Brassard