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ELANews reports to the community on our own activities. Here you will find information on ELAN's upcoming events, programs for artists, partnerships with other organizations, as well as information on arts-funding advocacy work and important policy developments.

Volunteers needed for Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal's 50th Anniversary Celebration

Mon 25 Feb, 2013 - Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers needed for Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal's 50th Anniversary Celebration Event on May 6, 2013.


We need your help to make a spectacular memorable event happen. Be a part of a committee, or volunteer just a few hours

Let us know if you have any special skills you could share with us (marketing, media, film editing, projections, etc).


Please contact Stephen Orlov at 514-751-2548 or email for more information.

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Job Opportunities for the Montreal West Operatic Society's 75th Season

Tue 16 Jul, 2013 - Job Opportunities

The Montreal West Operatic Society, a community theatre group, celebrating its 75th anniversary this season, has opportunities this season for:

Stage Director
Music Director
Rehearsal Pianist/Assistant Music Director

Please submit your resume to:
Applicants for Stage Director should be prepared to speak on their concept for this year's production of "La Vie Parisienne" by Jacques Offenbach.

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MainLine Theatre is seeking a General Manager, 2013-14 Season

Mon 02 Sep, 2013 - Job Opportunities

MainLine Theatre (and The St-Ambroise Montreal FRINGE Festival) is seeking a General Manager for its 2013-14 season with a possibility of contract extension or renewal. Reporting to the Executive Director, the General Manager is responsible for the operational, administrative and financial management of the company. The contract extends from October 1st, 2013 to September 27th, 2014.

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Acting Classes for Kids and Teens

Thu 21 Jul, 2016 - Workshops

Julia Ainsworth (B.F.A, B.ED) theatre artist and certified teacher, offers performing arts training for kids and teens. Registration is now open for the 2016 Fall Acting Classes running September 14th to December 21st. Classes take place at studio l’equilibre en movement at 1208 Van Horne. For registration and information or email Facebook page:



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Wed 20 Jul, 2016 - Member News


Reflecting The English-Language Communities And Diversity Of Québec On Stages Across The Province

Infinithéâtre’s The Unit is comprised of a group of seven wildly talented playwrights six of whom were each sponsored by a different English-language Québec theatre and one of whom was sponsored by a theatre in St. John’s Newfoundland. Playwrights from across Québec were invited to submit an early draft of a play they were currently writing and an independent selection committee handpicked the final members of The Unit from an overwhelming amount of submissions.

The Unit reflects The English-Language Communities And Diversity Of Québec On Stages Across The Province.  Members take part in bi-monthly group dramaturgical sessions and in addition their projects also benefit from the one-on-one attention of a play dramaturge. The Unit culminates in a week-long festival of staged readings aims to garner interest from artistic directors across Québec and Canada in future programming of the plays.

The Unit is run by Infinithéâtre and provides a window of input from the theatres that have a play in development.

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Start Date: Fri 29 Jul, 2016
End Date: Sun 31 Jul, 2016

Artistic Events

You are cordially invited to the Benefit Previews of I'M NOT HERE in Montreal. Will you be there?

Winner of Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal‘s 2013 Cole Foundation Translation Competition.

Alexis Diamond translated this award-winning play by Marie-Claude Verdier, which Composite Theatre is bringing to the SummerWorks Performance Festival in Toronto in August.

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Benefit Previews of "I'm Not Here"

Start Date: Thu 28 Jul, 2016
End Date: Sun 31 Jul, 2016

Community Events

Benefit Previews of I'm Not Here, the award-winning play by Marie-Claude Verdier in Montreal.
Ariana, a pleasant young woman, tells us the story of her life. In a torrent of words, she describes a daily existence that’s unravelling, sinking, and slipping inevitably towards the brutal and unpredictable unknown. Between her boss’ cupcake schedule and the distractions of her life as an urban singleton, Ariana loses her way and breaks down: a total implosion. Nothing’s ever over because nothing ever starts.
Freestanding Room (where we presented Angel's Share)
4324 St-Laurent Blvd.
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The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever MONTREAL EDITION

Start Date: Tue 28 Jun, 2016
End Date: Tue 28 Jun, 2016

Community Events

Out on the wiley, windy moor of Jeanne-Mance park, we will dance out our hot, greedy tempers and chase away our bad dreams. This is the Montreal version of the international Wuthering Heights dance event started in Berlin and having simultaneous events ALL OVER the world.

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Arts Alive! Québec: Multi-region Arts Festival Returns for 2nd Summer

Wed 15 Jun, 2016 - News

ELAN presents Arts Alive! Québec




Where Quebec arts and culture comes alive from June to September!

For Arts Alive! Québec, six Quebec regions band together to create an exciting summer festival series. Take advantage of the season – enjoy day trips to pretty Quebec towns or local area artists


MONTREAL, June 2016 –The English Language Arts Network (ELANcelebrates the return ofArts Alive! Québec. Between June and September, HudsonQuebec CityHuntingdonKnowltonWakefieldand Montreal's West Island, will host weekend celebrations of Quebec arts and culture. Some communities focus around a main venue and its environs; others transform the entire town. Programming is highly individual, reflecting local tastes, arts and cultures. There’s something different to experience and taste at each region's event, from local artists and visiting headliners to puppet shows, literary activities, contemporary dance, theatre performances, visual arts, chamber music, film, and even a Celtic party! On offer are indoor and outdoor events for all ages, including hands-on creative activities led by musicians, theatre professionals, dancers, filmmakers, and craftspeople. Through the universal language of art, Arts Alive! Québec’s inclusive, family-friendly atmosphere builds bridges between English-speaking and French-speaking communities. Many free events.


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Complimentary Tickets to PEARL

Start Date: Tue 14 Jun, 2016
End Date: Thu 16 Jun, 2016

Community Events



PEARL is a contemporary dance and theatre piece based on the life of Pearl S Buck playing at Montreal's historic Imperial Theatre (1432 Bleury) from June 14 to 18. 

PEARL are offering complimentary tickets to ELAN members and supporters to the performances on June 14, 15 and 16. These tickets are given on a first-come-first-serve basis and are available by RSVP.

Respond to to RSVP, with the number of tickets requested and date you wish to see the show. They will send you an email to confirm the reservation.

After the show, they hope you will share your comments on social media. PearlTheShow is on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Remember to use the hashtag #pearltheshow



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Montreal Creator Exchange

Start Date: Mon 06 Jun, 2016
End Date: Mon 06 Jun, 2016

Community Events


The Playwrights Guild of Canada is offering a "Montreal Creator Exchange".

The Creator Exchange is a free artist networking event that brings 10 playwrights and 10 directors together to find new working relationships and shared opportunities.

In partnership with the Festival TransAmériques.

June 6, 1-3pm

To register:

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Professional Acting Workshop

Mon 06 Jun, 2016 - Workshops

Professional Acting Workshop
Danse 1...2....3, 7927 Newman in Lasalle
July 4-8th 2016 and July 11-15th from 9h30-4h00
cost: 340$ for one week and 600$ for 2 weeks
Anik Matern will be giving a 2 week intensive summer course. This workshop recipe will be filled with great group creations, that will improve a variety of acting skills, but fun is an important ingredient in the mix. 
5 spots left
For adults and teens 15+
you can register by sending email to 
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Write-On Q! Script Writing Competition

Fri 03 Jun, 2016 - Calls for Submissions


Every year Infinithéâtre looks for innovative, challenging and exciting new works by Québec playwrights. A jury of professionals chooses the winner of the Pam Dunn Prize ($3,000) from plays submitted before the September 6th deadline. 

The winning script, as well as two or three additional plays, comprise the line-up of the annual reading series, The Pipeline, an animated weekend of free public play readings. Infinithéâtre takes its cue from the audience at talkbacks following each event, an open forum with the playwrights and actors that provides valuable feedback for future programming and script rewrites.



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Black Theatre Workshop hiring Outreach & Marketing Coordinator

Mon 30 May, 2016 - Job Opportunities



Black Theatre Workshop is currently seeking an Outreach & Marketing Coordinator as part of its team.

The successful, dynamic, bilingual candidate works well in a fast-paced environment, has excellent time management, interpersonal and communication skills. She/he will also have experience in marketing and arts organization development, and is willing to work flexible hours. Experience with social media marketing would be an asset. Above average computer skills with word processing and desktop publishing experience in a Windows environment would also be required.

The Coordinator is responsible for the effective outreach and marketing of the theatre.

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Job Opportunity - Infinithéâtre

Tue 24 May, 2016 - Job Opportunities

Infinithéâtre is looking for the right person to join our team!!!

Box Office & Sales Manager – 2016 - 2017 Season

Infinithéâtre is accepting applications for the position of Box Office & Sales Manager for their 2016-2017 Season. This position is a 30 week contract beginning in September.
His/ her tasks may include:

*Managing bookings, selling tickets and 6pack subscriptions
*Selling advertising space in programs
*Carrying out daily office tasks
*Communications between artists, staff, our partners and the audience.
*Managing the box office and create promotional campaigns, market research, audience mediation programs, and maintain Action Infini.
*Assist Artistic Director when necessary.
*Assisting with funding applications

The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:

*Knowledge and experience in the theatrical milieu
*Previous experience and/or an interest in marketing/advertising is an asset
*Comfortable multi-tasking
*Organizational skills
*Strong knowledge of computer environment (Mac OS, Excel, Word)

While Infinithéâtre is primarily an English-language theatre company, candidates must be comfortable speaking French to interact with audience members and answer phone calls.

Contract begins in September, 2016 – Ending March 2017.

***Applicant must be eligible for an Emploi QC employment program.****

Full-time, 40hrs/wk.

Please submit applications ASAP to: 
Simon A. Abou-Fadel

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Love and Loathing: gritty truth about mothers

Start Date: Mon 23 May, 2016
End Date: Wed 13 Apr, 2016

Artistic Events


Allie Weigh is back with her second one woman show previewing at Mainline Theatre on Monday May 23rd at 8pm. With original compositions, live violin and intimate monologues Allie delves into the reality of mothering and its contradictions in this time when women have more choice, higher expectations and shifting desires. Allie temporarily vacates her kitchen sink and psychotherapist chair to share searing, touching and humorous truths about the secret struggles of mothers with her audience.
"Allie Weigh weaves a poetic and musical spell that is by turns
funny, meditative, and moving."
John Arthur Sweet, monologist

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Black Theatre Workshop's Discovery Series - Calpurnia

Start Date: Mon 16 May, 2016
End Date: Mon 16 May, 2016

Artistic Events



By Audrey Dwyer
Directed by Jon Lachlan Stewart

Presented at the MAI Café (Montréal, arts interculturels)
3680 Jeanne-Mance, Montreal H2X 2K5
May 16th 2016 at 7:30pm
Buy them online here or by calling 514-932-1104

Julie, a young Afro-Canadian screenwriter, is retelling To Kill a Mockingbird. This time the story will be told from the perspective of

A Black woman.
The Finch family’s maid.

In pursuit of perspective to cure her writer’s block, Julie upturns an important family dinner party. Hilarity and tension ensue in this satirical comedy that takes a caustic look at class,race, identity and family dynamics under the roof of a wealthy Jamaican Canadian home.

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Schools Liaison at Geordie Productions

Tue 29 Mar, 2016 - Job Opportunities


Geordie Productions is searching for an organized, independent, and personable team player to fill the position of Schools Liaison.

Geordie is a Montreal based Anglophone theatre company entering its 36th season. We produce thought-provoking and socially engaged works and offer entertaining theatre for all ages. We have a great interest in promoting the development of theatre in Montreal and fostering professional development of all professional theatre practitioners.

Reporting to Geordie’s General Manager, the Schools Liaison is responsible for:

For Mainstage shows:
• Soliciting bookings for Mainstage and touring productions.
• Maintaining revenue and expense budgets for touring shows and Mainstage school shows, providing the General Manager with reconciliation data monthly.
• Reconciling Box Office reports for School Matinee performances.
• Negotiating fees with presenters and monitoring receipt of all monies owing.
• Writing and dispatching all contracts pertaining to shows booked.
• Hosting and organizing all schools attending Mainstage shows.

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