Artists in the Spotlight!

As we prepare for a much-needed summer vacation, we wanted to let you know what some of BTW’s artistic family will be working on throughout the coming year. These voices can be heard resonating throughout the summer on stages across parks in the city of Montreal, and in productions with local theatre companies all year long.


Repercussion Theatre’s
Much Ado About Nothing

Quincy Armorer, Tiernan Cornford

Artistic Director Quincy Armorer returns to Shakespeare in the Park as Benedick in Repercussion Theatre’s presentation of Much Ado About Nothing. Alongside our AD is YouthWorks Alumni Tiernan Cornford making her professional debut in the role of Hero. Two members of the 2015-16 Artist Mentorship Program join the artistic team as well: Dakota Jamal Wellman, fresh off of Geordie Production’s Two-play tour will play the role of Claudio, and Sabrina Miller, who designed our recent tour of Bluenose, has been hired as Set Designer.

Also in the cast are Dean Fleming, a guest Director for the AMP program and Matthew Kabwe, who appeared in our 2006 production of Blacks Don’t Bowl.For more information about Shakespeare In The Park, click here.

Dakota Jamal Wellman, Sabrina Miller


 Centaur’s 49th Season

Mike Payette, Tamara Brown

Two Directors & a Playwright

For their 49th Season, Centaur Theatre invited former Artist Mentorship Program director Mike Payette to helm a remount of Tableau D’Hôte Theatre’s META-Award-winning production of Hosanna by Michel Tremblay. Mike is also the Artistic Director of Geordie Productions, and will be directing at least two plays for their upcoming 37th Season. Click here for more info.

Tamara Brown, who directed Emil Sher’s Bluenose for the 2017 BTW School Tour, will direct Successions by Michaela Di Cesare. This marks Michaela’s debut as a playwright on the Centaur stage! Both these amazing artists are alumni of the Artist Mentorship Program’s inaugural year back in 2013-2014, we look forward to seeing their work on one of Montreal’s flagship stages.

For more information about Centaur Theatre’s run, click here.

Michaela Di Cesare


BTW Artists at Geordie Productions!

Kalale Dalton-Lutale, Anton May

Kalale Dalton-Lutale is a playwright, and Anton May is an actor who were both part of our Artist Mentorship Program in 2015-16 and 2016-17 respectively. Chimwemwe Miller is one of our repeat AMP Mentors for actors, and Briauna James received the TD Bank Victor Philips Award at our 30th Annual Vision Celebration Gala.

Kalale’s makes her professional debut as a playwright with Pinky Swear, one of the plays that will be featured in Geordie’s Two-Play tour this coming season. Anton and Briauna were cast in both Pinky Swear and The Mountain for Geordie’s tour – these plays will make their way around Montreal, Quebec and some parts of Ontario. Chimwemwe will be joining Geordie’s Mainstage production of: Around the World in 80 Days.

We are extremely excited for their work to be showcased and look forward to seeing it onstage!

Click here for more info.

Chimwemwe Miller, Briauna James


Community News: Black Coalition of Quebec

Living Together: A celebration of the 375th
Anniversary of Montreal

The Black Coalition of Quebec (BCQ) is pleased to invite you to celebrate the 375th anniversary of Montreal entitled “Living Together”. The event takes place on Saturday June 17, 2017 at the Nelson Mandela Park in Côte-des-Neiges, at the corner of Victoria and Barclay.

Please contact the BCQ for more information. Telephone: 514.489.3830 or info.ligue@videotron.ca


Thank you!

Throughout the years, your unparalleled support has empowered us, allowing Canada’s oldest Black theatre company to thrive. It is with great pleasure that we continue to be a fixture for the performing arts in our Community and we look forward to continuing this journey with you, for many years to come.

Thank you from all of us here at Black Theatre Workshop!

Warmest Regards,
The BTW Team!


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