Sunday, March 18, 1 PM – 4 PM
MAI – Studio 428
3680 rue Jeanne-Mance, H2X 2K5
Montreal, Quebec

Click here to view the Facebook event

Register now!

How to Register:

1) Email  to register for this Savvy Sessions workshop.

2) This event is made possible with the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts. The cost has been subsidized to allow for true accessibility. There is a PWYC fee ($10.00 suggested) to hold your spot. You may choose to pay in-person on the day of the workshop (cash only) or you may pay by Paypal.



Over the course of this workshop, participants will examine and articulate how and where to disseminate and encourage their work to companies, touring circuits, and presenters.  Both individuals and independent company representatives are welcome although space is limited and a diverse range of participants will be encouraged.

Workshop Leader

Mike Payette is an actor and director who has appeared at some of Canada’s finest theatres including The Citadel, MTYP, Vertigo, Banff Centre, The Grand, Factory Theatre, Neptune, and the National Arts Centre, as well as with great local companies Geordie, Black Theatre Workshop, Imago, Repercussion Theatre, Scapegoat Carnivale, Infinitheatre and Segal Centre among others.  Directing credits include A Line in the Sand (Guillermo Verdecchia/Marcus Youssef), Harlem Duet (Djanet Sears), Another Home Invasion (Joan MacLeod), Angelique (Lorena Gale), Pinky Swear (Kalale Dalton-Lutale), Water Weight (Jesse Strong), and the Montreal English-language premiere of Michel Tremblay’s Hosanna.

He is co-founder and past Artistic Director of Tableau D’Hôte Theatre, a founding member of Metachroma Theatre, has served as Artist-in-Residence for Neworld Theatre in Vancouver, and was Assistant Artistic Director for Black Theatre Workshop.  He has been a guest artist for McGill University, Dawson College, and the National Theatre School of Canada, and sits on the boards of the MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) and the Quebec Drama Federation.

He is currently the Artistic Director of Geordie Productions, one of Canada’s leading Theatre for Young Audiences companies which – through touring and Mainstage work – reaches close to 40,0000 youth and families annually.



We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.