Centaur Theatre’s “hottest 2 weeks of winter” are back to bring Montreal’s best in bold and experimental theatre – online and for free in 2021!
Take a walk on the Wildside from the comfort of your couch
To keep you on your toes, Centaur’s Wildside Festival purposely veered totally off course this year. Everything is online so that in itself adds a new dimension, but instead of the usual call-out to local, national, and international artists to submit already existing shows for consideration in the fest, challenging and supporting the Montreal theatre community was paramount in this year’s edition.
Wildside curator Rose Plotek reached out to local artists known for their idiosyncratic approach to theatre-making who had a burning desire to unpack this unprecedented moment in history. The result is four fresh, hot-off-the-press creations, each with a uniquely distinct lens on the world today.
From January 12th to 30th, each show will receive its own online premiere. On the night of each premiere at 7PM, there will be a live interview between Rose and the play’s creator viewable on Facebook or Youtube. Each play will be available for viewing on the Centaur website.
2021 Wildside Lineup
JANUARY 18 – 30
A dreamlike reflection on the value and duration of human existence.
JANUARY 12 – 23
A narrative about appropriation and features character masks and guest performers.
JANUARY 13 – 23
Struggling with her identity, Leila dreams of an alternate reality
JANUARY 14 – 23
A building. A future. An audio tour.
JANUARY 15 – 23
A Queer feminist fantasia that blurs the line between human and animal, mother and daughter, sky and earth, inviting audiences into the milky ecstasy of liberation.
JANUARY 23 – 24
An exciting new initiative in the 24th edition of the Wildside Festival to develop & showcase works in progress.
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