Documenting theatre productions

Navigating the site and conducting searches can be done in various ways from the “Search” interface. An index of work titles, authors and directors as well as another of people having carried out other functions as part of a production are found in as many distinct sections; there is also an index of companies. Hyperlinks to a production’s program or poster appear in many search results.

RAPPELS is developed in stages, having taken 1948 as its starting point when Quebec’s oldest and still active professional company was founded: Théâtre du Rideau Vert.

RAPPELS was created in 2016 following the initiative of the group Théâtres associés (T.A.I.) inc. The Association des diffuseurs spécialisés en théâtre (ADST) and Théâtres Unis Enfance Jeunesse (TUEJ) collaborated afterwards to include shows presented or produced by their members.

The Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur la littérature et la culture québécoises (CRILCQ) and Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) have been partners of the RAPPELS project since its inception. RAPPELS was set up as a not for profit organization in the fall of 2019, under the name “Rappels, la mémoire du théâtre au Québec."