Centaur Theatre’s Wildside Festival goes digital in 2021

Free online theatre performances from January 12-30

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.

The Whiteface Cabaret

JANUARY 12 – 23

A narrative about appropriation and features character masks and guest performers.

Black Balloon: Leila

JANUARY 13 – 23

Struggling with her identity, Leila dreams of an alternate reality

453 St-François Xavier

JANUARY 14 – 23

A building. A future. An audio tour.

Night Cows

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.

Catalyst @ Centaur

JANUARY 23 – 24

An exciting new initiative in the 24th edition of the Wildside Festival to develop & showcase works in progress.

Presented by Centaur Theatre
January 12th to 30th
FREE viewing of performances on the Centaur website
Live interviews available on Facebook and Youtube

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