Wildside Festival

Catalyst @ Centaur

An exciting new initiative in the 24th edition of the Wildside Festival to develop & showcase works in progress.

45 minutes


Developing & Showcasing Works in Progress

When we sent a call-out to artists for short plays for the Portico Project, our first outdoor mini-festival, we received 8 proposals by young, diverse artists that wowed the jury.

Though not suited to an outdoor setting, all of them were well on their way to becoming full length plays. Eager to support their development, we took full advantage of the pandemic pause in production to give each artist access to one-on-one creative support from Centaur Artistic Director, Eda Holmes, Centaur Associate Artist, Rose Plotek, and various local theatre experts well-matched to each unique new voice. 

Livestreamed from Centaur

Saturdays are for “Catalyst-ing”!

On each of the 2 Saturdays during Wildside (January 16 & 23), tune in live to hear all 8 artists read an excerpt from their plays, followed by a Q&A with Rose Plotek. 

Catalyst @ Centaur events are only available during the live streams. Don’t miss your chance to get in on the ground floor of ground-breaking work emerging from Montreal’s thriving theatre community.

Your opinions shape the future

Take part in the thrilling process of elevating a play from the page to the stage by sharing your questions and insights directly with the playwrights during each Q&A period.