TFT’s Mission


Théâtre des Fonds de Tiroirs aims to create and produce work with artistic rigor,

to perform to a great many,

exceptional theatrical literature!

Frédéric Dubois, directeur artistique du Théâtre des Fonds de Tiroirs

Frédéric Dubois, artistic director

Frédéric Dubois studied at the Conservatoire d’art dramatique de Québec, graduating in 1999. He has directed all productions of Théâtre des Fonds de Tiroirs, a prominent player in Quebec City’s theatre community. In 2008, the Canada Council for the arts, highlighting his singular and promising artistic vision, awarded him the John-Hirsh prize for emerging directors.

At TFT, he set himself apart with his adaptation of Zazie dans le metro by Raymond Queneau. It was however his eight-hour outdoor production of Vie et mort du roi boiteux by Jean-Pierre Ronfard that established his daring vision of producing the pivotal works of both Quebec’s dramaturgy and a wider theatrical canon. With the company, he has brought to light rarely explored plays, ranging from such playwrights as Xavier Durringer to Neil LaBute, Rodrigo Garcia to Jacob Wren, as well as Olivier Kemeid and Véronique Côté.

He is the artistic coordinator and creator of Où tu vas quand tu dors en marchant?, a site-specific, ambulatory theatre event, produced by the Carrefour international de théâtre since 2009. In 2011, he became artistic coordinator of the Théâtre Périscope in Québec City.

Fill the Theatre full of theatre!


TFT shines light on the theatrical literature hidden deep in a drawer, drawing inspiration from the world of the play, then bringing it to a contemporary place in which theatre is an instrument, a game, and a platform of reflection.

Directing and the way it takes shape in singular spaces lives at the heart of the company’s artistic process and aesthetic.

Strong dramaturgy continues to move the company’s directorial vision: we are driven by a desire to bring new work to the forefront, work both set in current events and marked with a compelling theatricality. Exploring different production frameworks and researching spatiality continues to inspire our artistic process.


We love our Theatre to be full of theatre.