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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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Production Team Applications: Beautiful City Theatre's PUNK ROCK

Thu 26 Nov, 2015 - Volunteer Opportunities

Beautiful City Theatre is now accepting production team applications for Punk Rock by Simon Stephens, which opens in May 2016 at Centaur Theatre.
The following positions are available:

Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
Costume Designer
Sound Designer
Lighting Designer
Marketing Assistant

Please send cover letter and c.v. to
Deadline to submit applications is Monday, December 14th, 2015.

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Free play readings - The Pipeline 2015 at the Rialto, Infinithéâtre, Dec. 10-13

Start Date: Thu 10 Dec, 2015
End Date: Sun 13 Dec, 2015

Artistic Events

Infinithéâtre’s annual free play reading series, now in its 10th year, returns with 4 plays including the prize winners from this year’s WRITE-ON-Q!

Local playwrights celebrated December 10-13, 2015

Every year Infinithéâtre proudly presents Québec’s newest discoveries in THE PIPELINE, an annual series of free public play readings where the audience takes centre stage. Guy Sprung, Infinithéâtre’s artistic director, invites the public to be part of the excitement of The Pipeline’s 10th year, and to share their views from Thursday, December 10 – Sunday, December 13 at the beautiful Rialto Theatre’s Infinite Studio. On offer will be the three winning plays from the 8th annual Write-On-Q! playwriting competition along with one of the finalists.

Dec. 10-13, Thurs., Fri. and Sat. at 7:00 pm, Sunday at 2:00 pm
At Rialto Infinite Studio, 5711 Parc Ave, 3rd floor
Admission is pay-what-you-can ($10 suggested donation)

For more information about Infinithéâtre’s line-up of plays or the 6Pack discount card, log onto or call 514-987–1774.

Scripts for Write-On-Q! 2016 can be submitted to the Infinithéâtre offices from now until Tues., Sept. 6 at 5413, boul. St-Laurent, Suite 302, Montreal QC H2T 1S5.

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A Chocolate Moose Christmas at Blizzarts!

Start Date: Tue 08 Dec, 2015
End Date: Tue 08 Dec, 2015

Community Events

Since moose don't hibernate, Chocolate Moose Theatre Company will be hosting a Christmas party at Blizzarts the night of December 8th! And you’re invited!

Tuesday, Dec 8th, Blizzarts Bar (3956 St. Laurent)
Doors open at 8:00 PM, $4 entry
Drink special! 2 for 1 Dark & Stormys!

All proceeds go to Chocolate Moose’s production of “Conspiracy!” at Mainline Theatre in January!

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Meet the Cast of BCT's A Chorus Line!

Start Date: Sat 05 Dec, 2015
End Date: Sat 05 Dec, 2015

Artistic Events

Beautiful City Theatre (BCT) has been hard at work in the rehearsal room, getting ready for A CHORUS LINE on Saturday December 5th. This show is about community and the challenges and rewards of the performing arts. As an added meta twist, the cast of BCT production is largely composed of alumni members of the BCT team – actors from all of their past shows, plus production team and staff members, and even some of the members of BCT's Board of Directors.

Ticket Information:
Tickets for this ONE-NIGHT ONLY event are now on sale and can be purchased on Centaur’s website, or by calling the box office at 514-288-3161.

BCT looks forward to seeing you at #AChorusLine.

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A Chorus Line: A One-Night Concert

Start Date: Sat 05 Dec, 2015
End Date: Sat 05 Dec, 2015

Artistic Events

Beautiful City Theatre presents A CHORUS LINE, performed IN CONCERT, for a ONE-NIGHT-ONLY special performance. A CHORUS LINE sheds light on the struggles of the audition process - in this case, for a Broadway show. Zach is a formidable director who runs an intense audition room for budding dancers. Over the course of the show, the audience becomes privy to details of the auditioners’ personal lives and experiences overcoming adversity. Relationships spiral on the audition stage, revealing glimpses of the true lives of the performers.

$35 General Admission
Visit (look under incoming shows) or call (514) 288-3161.

Saturday 5th December, 8:00pm

For more information, please click here.

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Centaur Theatre's Butcher: extended until December 5!

Start Date: Thu 03 Dec, 2015
End Date: Sat 05 Dec, 2015

Artistic Events

There are discounted tickets available to ELAN MEMBERS for Centaur Theatre's Butcher extensions!

From Thursday, December 3 to Saturday, December 5!
Tickets are $28/person but in limited quantities, so should be bought ASAP!

BOX OFFICE : 514 288 3161
(Mention that you are an ELAN member, and have your membership number ready!)

For more information about Butcher, please click here.

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Exploring Practice: Creating Documentary Theatre for the Contemporary Stage with Annabel Soutar

Mon 26 Oct, 2015 - Calls for Submissions

Annabel Soutar will illuminate the process by which she and her company, Porte Parole, a Montreal-based bilingual theatre company, create and produce documentary plays about important social issues that resonate on our contemporary stages.


WHEN: November 30 to December 4, 2015

TIME: 3 PM - 6 PM

WHERE: PWM Studio, 5337 boul Saint-Laurent, suite 240

COST: 45$ for non-members; free for PWM members

APPLICATION: Please send a cover letter describing your interest in the sessions, a biography and CV to WITH SUBJECT: exploring practice Annabel Soutar



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Segal Centre presents Tribes

Start Date: Sun 29 Nov, 2015
End Date: Sun 20 Dec, 2015

Artistic Events

“How can you feel a feeling unless you have the word for it?”
The only deaf member of an eccentric, intellectual family, Billy longs to be heard. When a romance with a woman who teaches him sign language opens him up to a new world of self-expression, Billy discovers that instead of trying to fit into his family's world, he can break out and find his own. Quick-witted, funny and moving Tribes is a powerful look at language, love, and what it truly means to be understood.

From November 29 to December 20, 2015
Tickets starting at $44
Playing at Segal Theatre

To purchase tickets and for more information, please visit Segal Centre's TRIBES webpage here.

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Level 4 Theatre Presents Anana Rydvald in Love, Child

Start Date: Wed 25 Nov, 2015
End Date: Sun 06 Dec, 2015

Artistic Events

Mark these dates in your fall calendar:
Wednesday, Nov. 25 – Sunday, Dec. 6

Using mask work and puppetry, Love, Child is the story of Lina and the men and women in her life who influence the woman she is today. Creator/performer Anana Rydvald portrays Lina at four stages of her life along with 7 other distinct characters. Going back two generations, and dealing with themes of motherhood, abandonment, religion and reconciliation, Love, Child addresses how we forgive others so we can move on. Though dealing with serious issues, the characters are zany and playful, with colour and energy transforming the subject matter.

Opening night: Thurs. Nov. 26
Wednesday to Saturday at 8:00pm, Sunday matinée at 2:00pm
Tickets: $20-$25

Mark these dates in your fall calendar:
Wednesday, Nov. 25 – Sunday, Dec. 6

Using mask work and puppetry, Love, Child is the story of Lina and the men and women in her life
who influence the woman she is today. Creator/performer Anana Rydvald portrays Lina at four stages
of her life along with 7 other distinct characters. Going back two generations, and dealing with themes
of motherhood, abandonment, religion and reconciliation, Love, Child addresses how we forgive
others so we can move on. Though dealing with serious issues, the characters are zany and playful,
with colour and energy transforming the subject matter.
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre on Screen at the Segal Centre

Start Date: Sun 15 Nov, 2015
End Date: Sun 15 May, 2016

Artistic Events

Shakespear's Globe on Screen Film Series: 2015-2016 Season at Segal Centre for the Arts.
A new film series presenting critically-acclaimed performances from Shakespeare's home.
London's world famous Globe Theatre.

Globe on Screen harnesses the magic that draws the people to the home of Shakespeare year after year. The titles in this limited season give audiences a thrilling, up-close experience of the Globe from the comfort of the Segal Cinema Space!

Pre-Show Discussions Hosted by Amanda Kellock

Amanda Kellock is the Artistic Director of Repercussion Theatre. Amanda has a BFA in Theatre and Development from Concordia University and an MFA in Directing from the Universit of Ottawa (a bilingual university). She was Directing Intern at the National Arts Centre for their 2007/2008 season where, among other things, she directed the highly popular interactive, theatrical event Shakespeare's Birthday. she has worked with companies like Geordie Productions, Theatre Lac Brome, Centaur Theatre, and Playwrights' Workshop Montreal as an actor, director, and dramaturg. She has taught Performance classes and Drama Education at McGill University, various classes at Dawson College, and is currently Artist in Residence at Concordia Unviersity's Department of Theatre.


Regular: $15
Segal Subscribers get 10% off
Groups: $12

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MEDIA CALL for Tuesday, Nov. 24: Love, Child - A Mask Performance

Start Date: Thu 12 Nov, 2015
End Date: Fri 20 Nov, 2015

Artistic Events

The MEDIA CALL for Love, Child will be on Tues., Nov. 24 at 12:30pm at Rialto Infinite Studio, 5711 ave du Parc, 3rd floor.

This is an occasion for camera footage, still photography and interviews with show creator, playwright and mask designer Anana Rydvald, as well as director Zach Fraser.

Level 4 Theatre examines critical issues through the endearing and humorous qualities of the masks. From Rydvald: “Laughing at the dark things in life can bring tremendous relief. It allows us to expel and explore feelings that are normally difficult to access.”

Please confirm attendance by Fri. Nov. 20. For press release, please contact Janis (below).

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Scrivener Creative Review and McGill Improv presents Poetry and Improv Night

Start Date: Wed 11 Nov, 2015
End Date: Wed 11 Nov, 2015

Artistic Events

Scrivener Creative Review and McGill Improv are combining forces! Join us for a night of fun times, live poetry reading, and improvised scenes inspired by our poets' work. Also, there's food!

When: Wednesday, November 11 at 7:30pm

Where: Le Cagibi (5490 St. Laurent, Montreal, Quebec, H2T 1S1)

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Start Date: Wed 11 Nov, 2015
End Date: Sun 15 Nov, 2015

Artistic Events

Chocolate Moose Theatre Company presents
By Lisa Peterson & Denis O'Hare

A weary poet fights his demons by re-telling Homer’s epic of the Trojan War. An honest and intense exploration of humanity's obsession with war. Chocolate Moose and Toronto company Moose and Moa present the Canadian premiere of this new one-man show.

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Gros Morne Playwrights' Residency is Calling for Submissions

Mon 09 Nov, 2015 - Calls for Submissions

Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal (PWM) and the Centre des auteurs dramatiques (CEAD) in partnership with Creative Gros Morne, invite playwrights to submit their application for a 10-day multilingual residency that will welcome applications from across the country.


Unique in Canada, the Gros Morne Playwrights’ Residency will invite 6 playwrights from across Canada to participate in a 10-day playwriting retreat in Norris Point, Newfoundland. It will be headed by two national new play development centres: Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal (PWM) and the Centre des auteurs dramatiques (CEAD). These two institutions have been developing new plays for over 50 years and organizing residencies for over twenty years. This partnership would make it possible to welcome playwrights in a co-lingual setting. English language playwrights are asked to apply through PWM and French language playwrights through the CEAD.


The selected playwrights would spend 10 days in April at the Bonne Bay Marine Station, writing, dreaming, sharing and creating exciting new plays for the Canadian and international stage. This residency would create lasting links between theatre artists from across the country and generate discussion around the work being created in Canada. The residency will be hosted by Emma Tibaldo, Artistic Director of PWM and Elizabeth Bourget, Dramaturg at CEAD. The Gros Morne Playwrights’ Residency will include transportation, accommodations, meals, an honorarium and dramaturgical support.

There are few places better equipped to welcome artists for a creative residency than the Bonne Bay Marine Station. It is located in a spectacular setting on Newfoundland’s breath-taking west coast, surrounded by Gros Morne National Park and within the vibrant community of Norris Point. The station is equipped with bedrooms, a kitchen, a small theatre, and places to sit and write. Tailor-made for artistic residencies that inspire new work that can very well change the way we see the world. and

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Watch The Guerrilla Caregiver (in French) at Studio Jean-Valcourt du Conservatoire

Start Date: Fri 06 Nov, 2015
End Date: Sun 22 Nov, 2015

Artistic Events

This production marks the first time that an English language playwright will direct a translation of her own play in FRENCH. 
Anna Fuerstenberg first performed The Guerrilla Caregiver in English as a one woman show at the Dark Horse Theatre in Nashville last fall.
This November 6th, it will open in French at the Jean Valcourt Theatre (4750 Avenue Henri - Julien, Montreal), featuring three outstanding Quebecoise Actors, and a live clarinet played by Chester J. Howard.
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Theatre Morin Heights presents Welfarewell by Cat Delaney

Start Date: Thu 05 Nov, 2015
End Date: Sun 08 Nov, 2015

Artistic Events

Theatre Morin Heights is up and ready to bring you more excellent theatre in November 2015.
WELFAREWELL by Cat Delaney a story involving Katherine Weary, Anita Stranzl, Marie-Claude Hénault.

A touching drama with its share of lighter moments.

November 5, 6, 7, 8
Thursday, Friday, Saturday - Evening Performances
Sunday – Matinee

At Ski Morin Heights.

Light buffet will be served.

$20 – tickets available at Marché Vaillancourt.
Special Saturday Matinee….ideal for teens and families 13+ ($10)

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PUBLIC READING: Bad Wallpaper by Will Aitken

Start Date: Wed 04 Nov, 2015
End Date: Wed 04 Nov, 2015

Community Events

DATE: November 4, 2015


WHERE: PWM Studio, 5337 boul. Saint-Laurent, suite 240 Montréal, QC H4B 2T5



Dramaturgy by Maureen Labonté

Performed by David Francis, Clare Coulter, Jane Wheeler, Marcel Jeannin, and Sean Colby


For more information:


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