“THE LAUNCH”: 10 Montreal theatre companies to jointly announce 2016-17 seasons

On May 2nd, discover what's on the horizon on the Montreal indie theatre scene

The Launch 2016

“THE LAUNCH”: 10 Montreal English Professional Independent Theatres Announce Season 2016-17

Date: May 2nd from 5 to 7pm

Location: MONUMENT-NATIONAL CAFÉ, located on the ground floor of the historic venue at 1182, boul. St-Laurent (H2X 2S5)

On May 2nd, ten of Montreal’s professional independent English theatre companies, many of which are members of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT), will announce their 2016-2017 seasons at the Monument-National Café. These highly respected Montreal companies — each ranging from ten to more than fifty years in operation, with combined yearly sales of approximately 140,000 tickets and employing a total average of 300 artists per annum — will unveil a diverse assortment of comedies, dramas, classics, contemporary plays and projects in development.


BLACK THEATRE WORKSHOP  ▪  GEORDIE PRODUCTIONS  ▪  HUDSON VILLAGE THEATRE  ▪  IMAGO THEATRE  ▪  PLAYWRIGHTS’ WORKSHOP MONTREAL  ▪  REPERCUSSION THEATRE  ▪  TABLEAU D’HÔTE THEATRE  ▪  TALISMAN THEATRE  ▪  TEESRI DUNIYA THEATRE  ▪  YOUTHEATRE


This is the third annual indie announcement, recently christened THE LAUNCH, but the first to live-stream the event, using the Twitter hashtag #TheLaunchMtl, for theatre aficionados the world over. The proceeding’s format is also new, with bilingual TV, film, and stage actress, Catherine Lemieux (SyFy/Muse Entertainment’s Helix, Radio-Canada’s Série Noir, Sony’s The Walk and White House Down), employing her considerable comedic wit to animatedly grill the company representatives, à la James Lipton’s Inside the Actors Studio.

For more information, visit THE LAUNCH Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/thelaunchmtl/

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