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January 7 - January 18
Centaur Theatre’s Wildside Festival is back for the “hottest two weeks of winter” with a boundary-blasting showcase of independent works from Quebec and beyond. For its 23rd edition, curator Rose Plotek has selected eight trailblazing works, including Centaur’s choice for the Best of the 2019 Fringe Festival, Vancouver’s Multiple Organism
2020 WILDSIDE FESTIVAL LINEUP
Presented by: Sermo Scomber Theatre
Created by: Sarah Segal-Lazar in collaboration with the cast
Directed by: Sarah Segal-Lazar
Featuring: Cara Krisman, Gabe Maharjan, Joy Ross-Jones, Sarah Segal-Lazar, Dakota Jamal Wellman
Stage Manager: HeatherEllen Strain
Assistant Director (Original Production): Mahalia Golnosh Tahririha
At a live TV talk show, delve into the “grey areas” of sexual encounters and consent, through the dark arts of clown and bouffon and through the power of true storytelling.
One of the Montreal Gazette’s Top 5 Montreal Fringe 2018 shows
Nominated for Best English Production, Montreal Fringe
(Centaur Theatre, 2018)
Nominated for Best Clown Show, Montreal Fringe
(Montreal Clown Festival, 2018)
Winner for Most Promising English Company, Montreal Fringe
(Segal Centre for Performing Arts, 2018)
WARNING: This show contains mature language and content. Please be advised that the show deals with the subject of sexual assault.
Written by: Michelle Sweeney
Directed by: Tamara Brown
Musical Director: Taurey Butler
Starring: Michelle Sweeney
Montreal soul icon Michelle Sweeney embarks on a deeply personal journey lived through the music of Aretha Franklin; finding profound moments of intersection in love, loss and redemption.
WARNING: Mature themes; not suitable for young children.
Presented by: Rock Bottom Movement
Choreographed by: Alyssa Martin
Directed by: Alyssa Martin
Original Music by: Sydney Herauf
Featuring: Drew Berry, Brayden Cairns, Samantha Grist, Sydney Herauf, Krista Newey
Supported by: Canada Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Canadian Stage, National Ballet of Canada’s CreativAction Programme, Toronto Dance Theatre
A darkly absurd dance theatre work that follows five friends as they navigate the inner rocky territory of their psyches through demonic possession, self-mutilation and radical dance.
WARNING: 14+. Partial nudity; foul language
Presented by: Vancouver’s Mind of a Snail Puppet Company
Created & performed by: Jessica Gabriel & Chloe Ziner
A surrealist comedy about having a body and how it is seen by others. Gender-bending. Nudity. Projections. Puppetry. Original music. Sentient toothbrushes.
Centaur Theatre Best English Production, Montreal Fringe 2019
Winner of Patron’s Pick, Montreal Fringe 2019
Winner of Critic’s Choice Innovation Award,
Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards 2018
Winner of Edgy as F— Award, Orlando Fringe 2018
Winner of Pick of the Fringe, Vancouver Fringe 2017
Winner of Artistic Risk Award, Vancouver Fringe 2017
Winner of Georgia Straight Critic’s Pick Award, Vancouver Fringe 2017
Winner of Cultchivating the Fringe 2017
WARNING: 18 +. Nudity; sexual content; cartoonish death/suicide
Presented By: Wah Wah Wah Theatre
Written By: Celia Jade Green
Directed By: Bilal Baig
Featuring: Celia Jade Green
Production management and lighting design by: Echo Zhou
Through extreme physicality, tantrums and pigs, a young queer woman grapples with the messiness of being violated. What happens if I love it and hate it at the same time?
SummerWorks/Theatre Centre Emerging Artist Award (Celia Green)
NOW Magazine Outstanding Production
NOW Magazine Outstanding Direction (Bilal Baig)
Presented by: CABAL
Written by: Joseph Shragge
Directed by: Anthony Kennedy
Dramaturgy by: Kyle Croutch
Choreography by: Michelle Rambharose
Featuring: Benita Bailey, Jillian Harris, Roxane Loumède, Alex Petrachuk, Meagan Schroeder
Costumes by: Sophie El-Assaad
Set Design by: Bruno-Pierre Houle
Sound Design by: Devon Bate
Lighting Design by: Jon Cleveland
French Translation and Consultant: Gabrielle Chapdelain
Does a treaty end the war? In Antarctic wastes,
two estranged sisters and a crumbling paramilitary outfit collide.
Come to Bleeding Falls, where fog meets ice.
Award-winning (META 2018) contemporary performance ensemble; 12 nominations ranging from performance to design to new writing.
Presented by: Confabulation
Featuring: True-life stories from seven storytellers
Confabulation is Montreal’s original autobiographical storytelling series, presenting monthly showcases of true stories, based around a different theme each time. This year’s Wildside edition explores games: party, personal, political … really all kinds!
Collectively created by: Hooks and Crooks
Directed by: Caite Clark
Stage Management and Sound by: HeatherEllen Strain
Lights, Costume, Set, and Projections by: Aurora Torok
Text by: Josh Johnston, Ryan Bommarito, and William Shakespeare
An immersive transmutation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth as parable for climate change, and our relationship with a terrifying future. This 20-minute show will be presented in the Centaur Theatre Gallery.
$50 – Regular Adult
$40 – Season subscribers/seniors/students/under 30s
$16 – Regular Adult
$13 – Season subscribers/seniors/students/under 30s
Paradise Lost Tickets
$28 when you show a proof of purchase for Wildside at Box Office
$30 – Regular Adult
$20 for Wildside ticket buyers and Centaur subscribers
453 Saint François-Xavier
Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2T1
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