Conversations

Conversations are held in Centaur’s relaxing main floor gallery-lounge, and are informal audience-artist exchanges tailored to enrich your theatre going experience. Free and open to all.

Pre-Show Convo – Alice and the World We Live In

October 17, 2019

This is a rare opportunity to learn about the ever expanding techniques that create mood, amplify emotions, and add depth to a play and its characters. Meet the set, costume, lighting, and sound designers who give the play you’re about to see its breath and heartbeat. Encompassing manifold aspects of visual arts, fashion design, colour […]

Sunday Chat-Up – Alice and the World We Live In

October 20, 2019

Join Lucinda Chodan, the Montreal Gazette’s Editor-in-Chief, in conversation with Alexandria Haber, author of Alice and the World We Live In. This is a free public event with refreshments provided by Bonaparte Restaurant in Centaur’s main floor gallery.

Saturday Salon – Alice and the World We Live In

October 26, 2019

Theatre is about exchange, apropos for a theatre born in the country’s first Stock Exchange. On select Saturday afternoons, join Centaur Artistic and Executive Director, Eda Holmes, and her special guests as they break through the fourth wall to connect theatre lovers with theatre makers. Free and held in the main floor gallery. Saturday October 26 following […]

Talk-Back – Alice and the World We Live In

October 31, 2019

Following the performance, you are invited to stay for informal Q&A sessions with the artists. Held in the theatre after select Thursday evening or Sunday matinée presentations.

Talk-Back – Alice in the World We Live In

November 3, 2019

Following the performance, you are invited to stay for informal Q&A sessions with the artists. Held in the theatre after select Thursday evening or Sunday matinée presentations.

Pre-show Convo – Little Dickens

November 21, 2019

“Call my agent!” – In Ronnie’s case this would be John Lambert, Agent/Manager Ronnie Burkett – Theatre of Marionettes. John will join Eda Holmes for a candid conversation about his role in the company. Free and open to all. 7:00PM in the Centaur Gallery

Sunday Chat-Up – Little Dickens

November 24, 2019

This Chat-Up features Lynn Kozak, Associate Professor in McGill’s Department of History and Classical Studies. They will discuss the challenge of finding exciting and engaging ways to present the classics in contemporary culture.

Saturday Salon – Little Dickens

November 30, 2019

Saturday Salon November 30 following the Matinee performance of Little Dickens Eda Holmes will chat with director, actor, puppeteer, puppet maker and teacher, Zach Fraser who has been using puppetry to tell stories for nearly two decades, including an original creation with the 2020 graduating class at the National Theatre School.

Talk-Backs- Little Dickens

December 5, 2019

Following the performance, you are invited to stay for informal Q&A sessions with the artists. Held in the theatre after select Thursday evening or Sunday matinée presentations. • Thursday December 5 • Sunday December 8

Pre-show Convo – Paradise Lost

January 16, 2020

Jackie Maxwell, Valerie Moore and Erin Shields will join Eda Holmes for the Paradise Lost Pre-Show Convo. This is a rare opportunity to learn about the ever expanding techniques that create mood, amplify emotions, and add depth to a play and its characters. Meet the set, costume, lighting, and sound designers who give the play […]

Sunday Chat-Up – Paradise Lost

January 19, 2020

Join Lucinda Chodan, Editor in Chief of Montreal Gazette as she speaks with Dr Ildikó Glaser-Hille about Satan as a social actor throughout History, as well as in modern society. Find out what the different depictions of the Devil can actually reveal about the people who created this powerful symbol.

Talk-Back – Paradise Lost

January 23, 2020

Following the performance, you are invited to stay for informal Q&A sessions with the artists. Held in the theatre after select Thursday evening or Sunday matinée presentations. • Thursday January 23 • Sunday January 26

Saturday Salon – Paradise Lost

January 25, 2020

Theatre is about exchange, apropos for a theatre born in the country’s first Stock Exchange. On select Saturday afternoons, join Centaur Artistic and Executive Director, Eda Holmes, and her special guests as they break through the fourth wall to connect theatre lovers with theatre makers. Free and held in the main floor gallery following the […]

Pre-show Convo – MOB

March 5, 2020

This is a rare opportunity to learn about the ever expanding techniques that create mood, amplify emotions, and add depth to a play and its characters. Meet the set, costume, lighting, and sound designers who give the play you’re about to see its breath and heartbeat. Encompassing manifold aspects of visual arts, fashion design, colour […]

Saturday Salon – MOB

March 7, 2020

Theatre is about exchange, apropos for a theatre born in the country’s first Stock Exchange. On select Saturday afternoons, join Centaur Artistic and Executive Director, Eda Holmes, and her special guests as they break through the fourth wall to connect theatre lovers with theatre makers. Free and held in the main floor gallery.

Sunday Chat-Up – MOB

March 8, 2020

March 8 at 12:30 PM. MOB playwright and popular Quebecois actor, producer, playwright and screenwriter, Catherine-Anne Toupin joins Montreal Gazette Editor-in-Chief, Lucinda Chodan, in the main floor gallery. Refreshments courtesy of Bonaparte Restaurant. FREE public event. Go to show page: MOB

Talk-Back- MOB

March 19, 2020

Following the performance, you are invited to stay for informal Q&A sessions with the artists. Held in the theatre after select Thursday evening or Sunday matinée presentations. • Thursday March 19 • Sunday March 22

Chat-Up – Fences

April 26, 2020

Researcher and historian, Dr. Dorothy Williams, was to have been our guest for the Sunday Chat-Up, animated by the Gazette’s Editor-in-Chief, Lucinda Chodan. You can discover Dr. Williams’ fascinating work on the subject of Canadian Black history on our Blog here. Back to Fences webpage.  

Online Convo – Fences

April 30, 2020

We’re going live! Fences Director Mike Payette Joins Eda Holmes for a first “Online Convo” (previously our “Pre-Show Convo”). This is an opportunity to learn about the ever expanding techniques that create mood, amplify emotions, and add depth to a play and its characters. Mike and Eda will talk about the designs and designers who […]

Live! Saturday Salon – Fences

May 9, 2020

Join Eda Holmes in conversation with Fences Director, Mike Payette (Geordie Theatre Artistic Director), and leading actor, Quincy Armorer (Black Theatre Workshop’s Artistic Director). Both Geordie & BTW have a history with Centaur, as do Mike & Quincy. Tune in LIVE on Facebook or Youtube at 2PM on Saturday May 9th. Back to Fences web […]