Faced with the accumulating constraints and limitations, it is with great regret that the Carrefour international de théâtre is forced to cancel the 21st edition of its festival, scheduled to take place from May 21st to June 6th, 2020.
As of March 26th, it seems neither realistic nor safe to hope to deliver the festival program as it was imagined, if only because of the restrictions imposed at the borders by the government of Canada until the end of the month of June to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
It is a difficult decision to make, but the Carrefour’s board of directors and the Carrefour’s team felt that delaying further would only exacerbate the financial consequences for the event. Furthermore, we are already extremely concerned about the repercussions of the current crisis on artists.
Dominique Violette and Marie Gignac, CEO and Artistic Director of the Carrefour international de théâtre