June 12, 2020

Staff Picks #4

Eda (Artistic & Executive Director) Eda has two marvelous dance recommendations this week. The first is a moving video by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, an excerpt from “Ounce of Faith” by Darrell Grand Moultrie featuring Khalia Campbell dancing to “Lift Every Voice And Sing”. Also check out The Mark Morris Dance Company’s YouTube Channel, […]

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June 9, 2020

Black Lives Matter

August Wilson said: “A community is only as strong as the stories it tells about itself.” The uprising in the United States in reaction to the most recent egregious acts of violence in an immense history of acts of violence against Black people, has made us all face a collective reckoning with a worldwide system […]

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May 22, 2020

Staff Picks #3

TGIF! For our 3rd issue of STAFF PICKS, we’ve got everything from fishing and deep sea searches for sunken ships to naughty adult activity books and a full-length online play by one of Montreal’s up-and-coming theatre companies. Count on Centaur Theatre to make sure you stay entertained and engaged while in self-isolation! Eda (Artistic & […]

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May 14, 2020

Weekly Salons

Online Saturday Salons During May and June, Centaur offered weekly live streams as part of its Saturday Salon regular series. Join Centaur A&E Director, Eda Holmes, in conversation with guest theatre artists, available on our YouTube channel below. June 6 Micheline Chevrier, Imago Theatre’s Artistic Director Imago is one of many local independent theatre companies […]

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May 8, 2020

Staff Picks #2

In our second issue of Staff Picks, there’s something for absolutely everyone including, food, film, dance, yoga and more! Eda (Artistic & Executive Director) NYC’s Playwrights Horizons presents Soundstage, a podcast series every second Thursday featuring new, diverse writers who are creating plays & musicals for today. There are already 3 podcasts you can listen […]

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April 27, 2020

Dr. Dorothy W. Williams

While Centaur’s production of August Wilson’s Fences has been cancelled, we still want to share the work of Montreal’s own Dr. Dorothy.W. Williams.  A historian and researcher, Dr. Williams has written several books about the history of Blacks in Montreal and numerous articles about being Black in Canada. Her company,, Inc. has created educational […]

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April 24, 2020

Staff Picks

TGIF! Back in the days of bricks-&-mortar video rental outlets, there used to be a “Staff Picks” section. With so much web content to stream, enjoy, and keep us indoors and happy, we decided to post some of our own “staff picks” every second Friday. Have a culturally enriching weekend! 🙂 Eda, Centaur’s Artistic & […]

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April 16, 2020

August Wilson’s Astonishing 10-Play Cycle

By Barbara Ford Although we are unable to bring you the scheduled production of August Wilson’s Fences due to the COVID crisis, we would like to share some of Wilson’s work in relation to the play to highlight the importance of the Black stories and lives he brought to life for the stage. The Pulitzer Prize-winning play is just one in a series of ten called the Pittsburgh […]

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March 27, 2020

World Theatre Day

We are blessed to live at a time in history when a pandemic prohibiting one of our basic human needs—to socialize—is not as isolating as it would have been just 20 years ago. Daily … hourly, websites and social media groups are popping up as virtual agoras to keep us informed and encouraged, and to […]

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March 19, 2020

Centaur on Covid-19

Please note the building is currently closed until May 1, at which time we will reassess the situation. You may contact the box office via email at All performances and events scheduled for the remainder of our 2019/20 season have been cancelled at this time. We gladly extend a full credit towards your next […]

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March 13, 2020

MOB-All shows cancelled

The COVID-19 recommendations have been in flux since yesterday’s announcement from the Premier of Quebec, which mandated the cancellation of all public gatherings of 250 people or more as well as any unnecessary events. While we are confident that performances of MOB in our small theatre remain below that threshold, we have been carefully considering […]

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March 4, 2020

MOB, in Conversation

La meute, the original French production, first played at Théâtre La Licorne in January 2018, to immediate critical and box office success – so much so that it was remounted that summer and again at La Licorne this past autumn. Ms. Toupin, adored by numerous fans for her roles in the highly successful TV series […]

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