MontrealTheatreHub.com is a labour of love – a profound love for the stage arts and for the extraordinary individuals who also share an adoration and respect towards the craft.
The idea for the site thus came from the desire to stitch even closer together the tight-knit tribe of Montreal theatre aficionados and create a digital platform for artists, production companies, presenters, arts organizations, and other industry professionals to promote their work among a highly targeted audience.
Suggestively named, the Hub was conceived to be a centralized source of information and resources for members of the local performing arts community at large, serving as an independent newscast, a comprehensive guide, and a loving home for us to unapologetically discuss all things theatre around town.
Collaboration, connection, and cooperation are at the heart of the Hub; we’re here to shine a light on the creative individuals that ignite stages across Montreal and contribute towards the cultural development of our vibrant city. Our mission resides not only in strengthening the ties among existing members of the community, but in reaching and inspiring new audiences to awaken to the magic of the theatre.
This site is a love letter to each and every single one of you and I hope you find in it a source of excitement, education, and enlightenment.
All my love!
Camila Fitzgibbon Founder and Editor-in-Chief MontrealTheatreHub.com
Born in Brazil and based in Montreal, Camila is a writer, journalist, producer, director, and performing artist of the stage and screen. A member of the Canadian Theatre Critics' Association, she is an honouree of the CTCA's 2019 Nathan Cohen Awards (Outstanding Emerging Critic). When not reporting for the Hub, Camila serves the QDF's Communications Committee and can be seen regularly on TV as a Theatre Contributor to Global's Montreal Morning News show. A Concordia University alumna and a recent graduate of John Abbott's Professional Theatre Acting program, she is the recipient of the 2019 Pamela Montgomery Award and the 2017 Carla Napier Award for her contributions to the local arts community as Founding Editor of Montreal Theatre Hub.
Ashley Frankel is thrilled to be on board with the Montreal Theatre Hub team! Her passion for theatre flourished ever since watching her first movie musicals from a very young age. Though she has dabbled in Choreography and Stage Management, her true passion lies in performing. Recent stage credits include The Addams Family (Ensemble), Shrek The Musical (Ensemble) & You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Little Red Haired Girl). Ashley currently works as the Marketing and Social Media Coordinator for JPdL Events and moonlights as the resident Director of Marketing for the West Island Theatre Association (WISTA).
Rosie Long Decter is a writer and musician based in Montreal. Her work has appeared in Vallum: Contemporary Poetry, This, Briarpatch, Cult MTL, and elsewhere. She is a research intern at Maisonneuve and has previously worked for Geordie Theatre, the Quebec Writers’ Federation, and CKUT Radio. She is a 2017 recipient of the Lionel Shapiro Award for Creative Writing and has composed for productions presented at the MAI and at Revolution They Wrote festival. Her band Bodywash is releasing their debut album, Comforter, in August 2019 via Luminelle Recordings.
Molly Barrieau is a BC-raised online journalist with a Creative Writing degree, with a minor in French. She is currently Communications Director for Snowglobe Theatre Company, an English Theatre company in Montreal, and enjoys writing and public relations for theatre and nonprofits. She previously wrote for The Navigator Newspaper, Portal Magazine and Incline Magazine. Having only 2 years in Montreal, Molly plans to get a Master`s degree in publishing, and pursue online journalism full-time, or however possible, while exploring the Theatre and Culture life in this wonderfully creative city.
Mylène Chicoine has been involved in all things theatre since 2006. She has completed a B.Ed with a minor in theatre which she has since put to good use as writer, director, stage manager, producer, curator and superstar volunteer. She has graced the stage as an actor with Merlyn Productions in Winnipeg, debuted directing in Montreal with Point St Charles Players and produced her first stage play “We Accept Her: A Caravan Calamity” for the Montreal St Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival 2017. Her most recent accomplishment is founding and directing Le Festival de la Bête Noire: A Horror Theatre Festival. Fringe is her favourite time and she can be found every year at the Fringe park selling drink tickets. She is so excited to be a part of this year’s MTH review team; writing about what she loves most. Theatre!
Desiree is an independent writer and actor. She completed a B.A. in Honours English, Drama & Theatre at McGill University, and received an M.A. in Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies from the University of Toronto. Her research centers around postmodern drama, performativity, and the application of humour to language. She is passionate about stand-up comedy and starts her every morning off by reading The Onion. In previous years, Desiree has taken part in the Just for Laughs Festival as a Script Editor for its Gala shows, and currently works in Feature Animation Development at Cinesite Studios.
The wearer of many hats, Janis is a respected indie theatre and literary publicist. She was also co-founder of TITTERS (a female sketch comedy duo) and has co-written and performed (with Laura Mitchell) numerous hit shows at a number of Fringe Festivals including Montreal, Halifax and Seattle, as well as the Vancouver Int’l Comedy Festival, theatres and comedy clubs. Janis spent years on the radio as a traffic reporter, entertainment reviewer and host of open-line talk shows, often covering topics she knew nothing about. She continues to act when she gets the chance.
Andrew is a performer, writer and director based in Montreal, entering his final year in Concordia's Acting for the Theatre program Fall 2018. He recently directed "A Love Song for Insomniacs" at Montreal Fringe with Blowfish Theatre, and wrote and performed "Can You Hear the Drums?" in Concordia's Solo Shows Festival. Stay tuned for an expanded version of this show at Fringe Festivals next Summer.
Violette Kay is a playwright, director and multidisciplinary performer, alumna of John Abbott College's theatre program, Imago Theatre's ARTISTA, and Playwrights' Workshop Montreal's Young Creators Unit. Recent credits include James and Ziggy (Tantalus, Montreal Fringe), The Order of the Poor Ladies (Revolution They Wrote), Amuse Me (Tantalus) and Adoration (Tantalus/Studio Porte Bleue). Violette is also a proud contributor to the administrative functioning of Geordie Theatre, École Musique Active and the Rose Festival. You might also find her busking at your local metro station, puppeteering various household objects, or otherwise channeling her bitterness into art.
Rahul Gandhi is an independent artist and Montreal based actor and director. Recent credits include Rafi in Centaur Legacy series' "What Rough Beast" and Fourteen in Concordia University's "Animals in Paradise". As a recent graduate from Concordia University's Acting for the Theatre, Rahul is ready to stumble blindly into the real world. As an artist, he is thrilled to be working with Montreal Theatre Hub again to watch, offer insight into, and review some of the wonderful experiences the Montreal Fringe has to offer. Catch him in "The Peers" by Infemous. @raulgeendee
Jasmine Winter is a Montreal based actress and creator who graduated from Dawson's Professional Theatre Program where she got the opportunity to interpret such beloved and classic characters as Romeo (Romeo and Juliet), Mrs. Bennet (Pride and Prejudice), Alice Sycamore (You Can't Take It With You), and Middle Daughter (Friends by Kobo Abe). More recently, she worked with Cirque du Soleil as a pre-show clown in their show "Juste une p'tite nuite: an hommage to Les Colocs". On her own time, she's working on being the best darn clown she can be. When not on stage, she reviews local theatre with Montreal Theatre Hub and teaches multiple theatre classes to kids aged 4 to 12.
Celine D. Cardineau is an interdisciplinary artist, production designer, creative director and writer from Santa Rosa, California. She recently graduated from Concordia University with a BFA in Theatre Design and Studio Arts.
Driven by her passion for contemporary art and writing, Cardineau pens reviews, interviews, and analyses informed by her own multidisciplinary practice. She formerly held the positions of Head Writer and Online Editor for Yiara Magazine, a feminist art and art history publication.
Find out more about Cardineau’s recent projects and upcoming exhibitions/productions at cardineauceline.myportfolio.com
Emma Loerick studied classical voice performance at Vanier College. Upon graduating, she switched gears and is now an English: Drama and Theatre student at McGill University. She remains a lover of opera in addition to her full-time schedule as a musical theatre nerd. Emma works with the Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society and the Segal Centre for Performing Arts, and when she's not in a theatre, she can usually be found at a Starbucks or planning a trip to New York.
Sandra D’Angelo has been opera-obsessed since the age of 10. She obtained a bachelor in voice performance from McGill. Since then, she has co-founded Montreal-based soprano “band” Musallica, which performs music across a variety of genres in original productions, and Snowglobe Theatre, whose encompasses includes plays, opera, and more. She is passionate about classical singing from the dawn of opera to the modern day.
Founder of Talking Dog Productions, Dane is a multidisciplinary artist and recent graduate of Concordia University’s Individualized Master’s program. His work spans queer identity, research-creation, and the ethics of representation. As an academic he’s had the pleasure of lecturing at McGill and Concordia, among others. His first full length play, How Exile Melts, was produced by McGill’s Department of English in 2014. As an actor, Dane has performed in Spring Awakening (Centaur Theatre’s Brave New Looks 2014), Godspell (Beautiful City Theatre), and MainLine’s The Rocky Horror Show. He also spent a few marvellous years touring around playing keyboard with Montreal-band, Motel Raphael. Dane is an educator and public advocate for alternative sexual practices and lifestyles including BDSM and human pup play and currently holds the title of IPC International Puppy 2018.