The Company


Centaur Theatre Company is a non profit organization dedicated to creating, developing, producing and presenting an array of plays. Through our plays and other theatrical explorations from the local, national and international scene, it is our mission to inspire ardour and relevance that relates directly to the modern human experience. We are guided in our efforts by a philosophy of staying current. It is our goal to remain up to date in the class of innovative world theatre, while simultaneously presenting a dynamic mix of theatrical form and content drawn from the classical, modern and cutting edge vein.


It is also our mission to participate and foster the spirit of theatrical collaboration with the International, National and Quebecois theatre community at large – with an emphasis on Montreal. We adhere to a mandate of presenting the plays of Montreal playwrights, in addition to other Canadian writers.


Our additional goal is to implement and employ outreach initiatives and programs that will assist in the development of Montreal theatre artists and audiences alike. We are equally driven to maintain a clear community, while affirming our national and international identity. We will carry out all of our aforementioned objectives through the conscientious management of our business affairs.



From classic to contemporary, Centaur Theatre Company produces theatre for our times. We present theatre that reflects the ever changing world around us and theatre which celebrates the vibrant voice of today’s Montreal.


In recent years, Centaur Theatre Company has been a pioneer in producing and presenting 19 world premieres of Montreal playwrights. Centaur has also been recognized as a major player in Canadian theatre through its international collaboration initiatives with Ireland, the Unites States, and Australia and has received numerous major awards for outstanding direction, production, acting, artistic direction, and development of new theatrical talent.


Centaur Theatre Company continues to lead the way in theatrical outreach efforts in the Montreal community. Centaur is also the creator and presenter of the popular Saturday Morning Children’s Series for both the young and the young at heart. Another theatrical celebration at the crux of the Centaur season is the edgy Wildside Festival, which showcases seven independent theatre companies in its annual repertory festival, and includes Centaur’s selection of the best English- language production of the Montreal Fringe Festival.


Nationally and locally, Centaur is now recognized as the leader in the presentation of Quebec French - language plays in translation. Similarly, Centaur has become the home for the English language productions of renowned Quebecois playwright, Michel Tremblay’s works.


In an ongoing dedication to community cooperation, Centaur donates theatrical goods and services to Theatre Companies in Montreal including: The Segal Centre, Infinititheatre, Geordie Productions, Imago Theatre, Theatre Lac Brome, Village Theatre West and Repercussion Theatre. Theatre lovers from all corners of the city, of all ages, and from every cultural and linguistic community are bolstering our artistic community - We welcome you to the Centaur Theatre Company’s 45th Season!!!



Recipient of the 2015 50/50 Applause Award for producing the work of women playwrights for 50% of the season



Voted Best Local Theatre Company by Cult MTL readers in 2014



Best Theatrical Production in Montreal of 2014 (Venus in Fur)

– Pat Donnelly, Montreal Gazette



Nominated for 31 Montreal English Theatre Awards (METAs) since 2013



Eda Holmes

Artistic and Executive Director


Charles Childs

General Manager





Howard Golberg


Pinnacle Direct



Michael Baratta, CPA, CA

Partner, KPMG LLP


Treasurer - Interim

Paola Farnesi, CPA, CA

Vice-President & Treasurer, Domtar


Past President

Hartland J.A. Paterson

Executive Vice-President and General Counsel



Nancy Cummings Gold


Anthony G. Czaharyn, MD CM


François De Broux

Managing Director

The Bank of Nova Scotia


Benoit Deshaies


Investissement Québec,

Division Tourisme


John H. Lawson

Executive Director,

British Quebec Business Coalition


Kevin E. Lutes


CIMA LTCI Corporation


Fergus V. Keyes

Chartered Director


Karen McCarthy, APR


Richard Pan

Vice-President, Head of Corporate Finance

Power Corporation of Canada


Caitlin Rose


Fasken Martineau


Robert Yalden


Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP





Diane Bouchard- Assistant Box Office Mgr.

Henry Brisson - Bookkeeper

Amy Cunningham - Assistant Front-of-house

Barbara Ford - Communications & Web Writer

Sue Hann - Box Office Manager

Orlando Lopez - Social Media Collaborator

Antonin Marquis - Assistant Box Office Manager

Charlie McKendy - Maintenance

Kyungseo Min - Development Assistant

Haleema Mini - Director of Development

Aleksandra Oleszkiewicz - Accounting Mgr.

Vanessa Rigaux - Group Sales / Outreach

Steve Ross - Graphic Designer & Webmaster

Eloi Savoie - Communications Director

Kent Stetson - Playwright in Residence

Layne Shutt - House Manager

Mahalia Golnosh Tahririha - Customer Outreach

Catherine Vokey - Administrative Assistant





Daniel Barkley - Head Scenic Painter

Richard Brown - Properties Master

Vladimir Cara - Head Technician C1

Peter Cerone - Audio & Video Engineer

Normand Hamel  - Head of Properties

Tanner Harvey - Technical Director

Mary Hayes - Scenic Painter

Dave Howden - Head Carpenter

Howard Mendelsohn - Production Manager

Sarah Osmond - Assistant Carpenter

Elly Tomasson- Head Technician C2

Sonya Vallis - Head of Wardrobe




CENTAUR THEATRE COMPANY is a member of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres and engages artists who are members of Canadian Actors' Equity Association, under the terms of the Canadian Theatre Agreement.


CENTAUR THEATRE COMPANY performs under the auspices of the Centaur Foundation for the Performing Arts.






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