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Centaur Presents

Portico Project: The Exchange

Sponsored by the Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation
Co-created by Julie Tamiko Manning, Eo Sharp, Nalo Soyini Bruce
Directed by Julie Tamiko Manning

Fuelled by a desire to reconnect as the theatre reopens its doors after 18 months, The Exchange is a multi-disciplinary celebration of all the ways that performance can challenge and inspire us to stand together and ask the question: Who belongs in this space?

September 23 - October 2, 2021
20 mins
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"Who will step into this space with me? Do we belong in this space? Do we take it back? Do we take it over? Is it ours to take?"
Julie Tamiko Manning

About the Portico Project

The Portico Project livens up rue St-François-Xavier with Centaur’s second outdoor mini-festival. This year’s iteration presents a dynamic 20-minute, multi-disciplinary event created by the Project’s debut curatorial team—Eo Sharp, Julie Tamiko Manning and Nalo Soyini Bruce.

The newly minted Portico Exchange, a playful reference to Centaur’s Montreal Stock Exchange origins, features five unique performers exploring the nature of reciprocation, resulting in the celebration of what we can each bring to the table.

Creative Team

Trevor Barrette (he/him)
Stage Manager
Close up photo from the waist up of a woman with black curly hair wearing a mustard coloured long sleeve shirt
Maryline Chery (she/her)
Close up photo of a woman's face. She has short blond, wavy hair and wears a black shirt.
Corrina Hodgson (she/her)
A profile of a woman's face. She has chin length straight black hair.
Sandra Kadowaki (she/her)
A black and white portrait of a white woman with long blond hair
Ainsley McNeaney (she/her)
Julie Tamiko Manning (she/her)
Co-Artistic Producer/Director
David Perreault Ninacs
Lighting Consultant
Rose Plotek (she/her)
Kayin Queeley (he/him)
Eo Sharp (she/her)
co-artistic producer/designer
Nalo Soyini Bruce (she/her)
co-artistic producer/designer

The Portico Ad-Hoc engages under the terms of the Indie 2.2, professional artists who are members of the Canadian Actors' Equity Association.

More Info

All shows are free and presented twice per evening at 5:30pm and 7pm, Thursdays through Saturdays.

Space is limited therefore audiences are encouraged to reserve by phone (514-288-3161) or online

Vaccination passports are not required; all audience members must wear a mask for the duration of the performances that will be socially distanced.

#Plays2Perform available for sale

Vancouver’s Boca  del  Lupo contributes another immersive activity to the Portico Project with its Plays2Perform@Home. Montreal playwrights: Marie BarlizoMichaela Di Cesare, Gabe Maharjan and Adjani Poirier. $30 per box set, available on site or online.

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