Outstanding Contribution to Theatre: Chorus, (pictured chorus member Tristan D. Lalla)
Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God (2015-16 METAs)


As you may now know, the METAs – Montreal English Theatre Awards Nominee announcement was last night and Black Theatre Workshop is thrilled to announce the following nominations for our co-production of Angélique with Tableau D’Hôte Theatre:

ANGÉLIQUE by Lorena Gale:
Outstanding PACT production
Outstanding Lead Performance – Jenny Brizard
Outstanding Direction – Mike Payette
Outstanding Supporting Performance – Karl Graboshas
Outstanding Supporting Performance – Tristan D. Lalla
Outstanding Supporting Performance – Olivier Lamarche
Outstanding Set Design – Eo Sharp
Outstanding Lighting Design – David Perreault Ninacs
Outstanding Sound Design – Sixtrum Percussion Ensemble
Outstanding Contribution to Theatre – Sixtrum Percussion Ensemble

This production has garnered a total of 10 META Nominations for this amazing production! We would like to thank the family of Lorena Gale for granting us the permission to bring this timeless tale to life, and to thank the entire production team for their efforts in breathing new life into an often untold story in Québec history.

We are also exceedingly proud of our BTW Family, including past and present Artist Mentorship Program Ensemble members who have garnered quite a few nominations in a variety of categories:
Quincy Armorer – Much Ado About Nothing (Repercussion Theatre)
Outstanding Lead Performance – Actor
Warona Setshwaelo – Intractable Woman (Imago Theatre)
Outstanding Ensemble
Jon Lachlan Stewart – Big Shot (Surreal SoReal Theatre)
Outstanding Lead Performance – Actor, Outstanding Independent Production, Outstanding Sound Design / Composition (in tandem with Dave Clarke)
Jimmy Blais, Davide Chiazzese, Lucinda Davis, Jaa Smith-Johnson – The Halloween Tree (Geordie Productions)
Outstanding Ensemble
Michelle Rambharose – Water Weight (Geordie Productions)
Outstanding Ensemble Water Weight, Outstanding Emerging Artist(s) – Performance
Dakota Jamal Wellman – Instant & Water Weight (Geordie Productions) / Much Ado About Nothing (Repercussion Theatre)
Outstanding Ensemble Water Weight, Outstanding Emerging Artist(s) – Performance
Eo Sharp (new design mentor) – Angélique (Black Theatre Workshop & Tableau D’Hôte Theatre), Intractable Woman (Imago Theatre)
Outstanding Set Design
Sophie El-Assaad: Costume Design – Much Ado About Nothing (Repercussion Theatre) / Tragic Queens (CABAL)
Outstanding Costume Design Tragic Queens (Cabal Theatre), Outstanding Emerging Artist(s) – Production
Sabrina Miller – The Halloween Tree (Geordie Productions)
Outstanding Costume Design
Rhiannon Collett: Playwriting – Tragic Queens (CABAL)
Outstanding Emerging Artist(s) – Production (NTS)
Tiernan Cornford (YouthWorks Alumni) – Much Ado About Nothing (Repercussion Theatre)
Outstanding Emerging Artist(s) – Performance

We must also acknowledge that Michelle Rambharose who is in our 2017-2018 AMP Ensemble has not only has been nominated for an award but will also be hosting the METAs!

We are very proud of all our BTW Friends and Family who have worked tirelessly throughout the year to bring amazing theatre to our city’s audiences! We look forward to seeing everyone dressed to the nines at the 5th Annual METAs Ceremony to help us celebrate outstanding theatre in our community!