This mural celebrates the hundredth anniversary of the mythic building that houses the Théâtre du Nouveau Monde (once the Gayety), a building that has always held the theatre as its vocation. Under the direction of Larraine Pintal and Elizabeth-Ann Doyle, the mural was conceived by Thomas Csano and produced by an experienced team led by the mural artist Florence April-Borgeat. The work celebrates the building as a temple of culture at the heart of the Quartier des Spectacles, and the theatre as an art highlighting the history of our society. Delving into history, the lexicon and the grand moments of the theatre, the mural brings forward the names, dates and words through various typographies expressing the creative power of this art form and is crowned with a citation from Shakespeare: “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players”.


  • Title: Jeu de mots
  • Creator: Concept : Thomas Csano Realization : Florence Borgeat-April Light Projection : Claude Accolas
  • Date: 2012-07-01/2012-08-01
  • Location Created: 84 Sainte-Catherine St West, Montreal, Canada
  • location:lon: -73.564188
  • location:lat: 45.509432
  • Provenance: ©Olivier Bousquet
  • Type: Paint, Latex
  • External Link: http://www.mumtl.org/en/projects/jeu-de-mots-thomas-csano-2012/

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