Clinical application surrounding dramatic art came about as a method of rehabilitation and socioprofessional reintegration at Montreal’s Villa Medica in 1992. This was made possible with the help of the Association québécoise des personnes aphasiques (AQPA). Speech therapist, professor, and stage director Anne-Marie Théroux looked at ways to explore other means of expression and personal fulfillment. She put together the first theatre production with a group of 10 people with aphasia. A troupe grew out of this group, and in 1995, an officially incorporated organization came out of this troupe.