MONTREAL (January 25th, 2017) – The Quebec Drama Federation (QDF) is offering a unique presentation on Granting Modules with representatives from Conseil des Arts de Montréal (CAM) and Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ). In addition, QDF will be showcasing the work of the theatre community’s set, costume and lighting designers at its Winter Calendar Launch’s vernissage followed by previews from upcoming theatre productions.
The launch is taking place Monday, January 30th 2017, at the MAI Gallery (3680 Rue Jeanne-Mance). CAM & CALQ present on Granting Modules at 5:30pm. The vernissage, featuring the work of the NTS graduating class as well as that of other professional Designers, will start at 6:30pm and the preview performances will begin at 7:30pm.
Hosted by musical theatre darlings Dayane and Aiza Ntibarikure, the launch celebrates artists from Montreal and the surrounding area. Among the productions hitting the stage this season are Pulitzer winning play, The Shadow Box (d2 productions), an emotional play about the joy of living when facing death, and The Last Five Years (In The Wings Promotions) which follows a couple’s relationship, through song and dance, working backwards from their break-up. Troilus and Cressida (Theatre Sans Argent) revisits the infamous Shakespeare piece while Adoration (Tantalus Montreal) explores a fresh and original story based on another classic, Chekhov’s The Seagull. In addition, representatives from the Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society and Concordia’s University’s Theatre Department will give short presentations of their future projects.
The launch also features live interviews with prominent members of the theatre community including Patrick Lloyd Brennan who will discuss The Segal Centre’s upcoming Noises Off and Kim’s Convenience as well as Black Theatre Workshop’s Tamara Brown and Quincy Armorer to talk about the school tour of Bluenose. Representatives from Imago Theatre and Centaur Theatre will also be revealing what they have in store for theatre goers this winter. QDF will be showcasing all of these wonderful previews and talks, and more at its Winter 2017 Calendar Launch.
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The Quebec Drama Federation (QDF) is a membership-based organization that seeks to promote an active cultural life for artists and practitioners who produce theatre in English, and connects audiences to artists and their work. The organization also works in conjunction with other stakeholders to ensure that the voice of English speaking theatre artists is heard and considered by decision makers and financial supporters.