Paul-François Sylvestre’s book on the 5five decades of French-language theatre in Toronto is one of the five finalists for the prestigious Trillium Book Award. Cinquante ans de « p’tits bonheur » au Théâtre français de Toronto was published by Éditions du GREF. Ontario’s minister of Culture, Eleanor McMahon, will announce the winners in the Anglophone and Francophone categories on June 20 at the Toronto Public Library.
The Trillium Book Award is the province highest literary award and is worth $20,000. Finalists receive $500. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Trillium Book Award.
M. Sylvestre’s book in an in-depth story of the first Franco-Ontarian professional theatre company. It started as Théâtre du P’tit Bonheur (1967) and changed its name to Théâtre français de Toronto in 1987. It has won many prizes, including the Dora Mavor Moore Award in 1998 and 2005.