Artistic Diversity Discussion

Queer Reading Series

Centaur Theatre in partnership with Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal

The Queer Reading Series is a free reading series, developed in partnership with Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal’s Young Creators Unit, that seeks to provide a platform for emerging artists to experiment with their writing. Featuring new work by Blxck Cxsper and Adjani Poirier.

March 18 & 19

7PM

“Centaur Theatre is so happy to collaborate with PWM’s Young Creators Unit by supporting the process of bringing the voices of the next generation of Montreal’s diverse artists to the stage. They are the future of theatre."
Eda Holmes, Director of Centaur Theatre

Queer Reading Series Schedule

No Justice/No Peace – Friday March 18 at 7pm

By Blxck Cxsper
With direction by Jesse Stong

The Blxck Cxsper universe is a multidisciplinary work of fiction based around a vigilante who questions super hero culture and the many ways it negatively affects society.

Please note that for the reading of “No Justice/No Peace” by Blxck Cxsper for the Queer Reading Series on March 18th, there will be strobe lights as well as loud music.

Scorpio Moon – Saturday March 19 at 7pm

By Adjani Poirier
With direction by Murdoch Schon

Night; the hot summer air hangs heavy with regret. Two estranged friends find themselves together again in a crumbling abandoned warehouse. Lily wants absolution; Koa has other ideas. A story about the complexities of Blackness, queerness, art, love, and the ever agonizing question: is forgiveness possible in the face of heartbreaking betrayal?

Queer Leadership in Theatre Panel – Saturday March 19 at 2:30pm

Queer Leadership in Theatre – Celebrating our success, asking where do we go from here.

A panel discussion, moderated by Jesse Stong, looking at how queerness intersects with art-making. Talking about the shows, the movements, and the key players making amazing Queer art. Then, opening the discussion to the community to gather more stories, insights, and questions.

Centaur Theatre and PWM are delighted to present the Queer Leadership in Theatre Panel as a part of our Queer Reading Series! This panel will take place in the Centaur Theatre gallery.

Panelists:
Corrina Hodgson, Artistic Director of Rose Festival
Greg MacArthur, Playwright & Professor at Concordia University
Gabe Maharjan, Quebec Drama Federation

Alisa Palmer, Artistic Director, English Section, National Theatre School of Canada

Tickets

Reservations required. Book your free tickets online or contact the Box Office at 514-288-3161.

No Justice/No Peace – Friday March 18 at 7pm

Scorpio MoonSaturday March 19 at 7pm

Queer Leadership in Theatre Panel – Saturday March 19 at 2:30PM

Playwrights

Blxck Cxsper
Playwright
Adjani Poirier
Playwright

More Info

PWM and the Young Creators Unit are so proud to be a space where queer emerging storytellers can play and produce, challenging and changing the traditional narratives. This year’s vibe could be described as “the personal IS political” … an intimate two-hander by the exceptionally talented Adjani, and a musical call to action created and performed by rising star Blxck Cxsper.”

– Jesse Stong, Festival Director and Young Creators’ Unit Leader

 

Content advisory

Engaging art is surprising and provocative and sometimes the stories we tell explore sensitive yet important issues. We advise you to consult with our Box Office staff before purchasing tickets if you have concerns about themes, behaviour or language in any of our upcoming productions. We want you to safely enjoy your theatre experience.

Health & Safety

Centaur staff and patrons are required to wear a mask while circulating in the building and attending performances. Updated safety info can always be found here.

Scorpio Moon sponsored by Y4Y Québec
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