Meet Our Talented Teachers

At GTS, our classes are taught by some of Geordie’s favorite Montreal theatre professionals because we believe that kids deserve to learn from the best! Here are some of the talented people who are teaching for GTS this year.
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Trevor Barrette

Trevor is a Montreal based actor, director, writer/composer and graduate of John Abbott College’s Professional Theatre Program (2008 Carla Napier Scholarship / 2011 Pamela Montgomery Award). In 2011, he founded the award-winning Kaleidoscope Theatre Montreal and has since directed their nine productions including four of his own musical creations. As an actor he has performed with the National Arts Centre, Centaur Theatre, Geordie Productions, Repercussion Theatre, among others. He is currently developing a new piece with Playwrights Workshop Montreal’s Young Creators' Unit to be presented at the 2017 St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival. Trevor proudly serves on the Quebec Drama Federation's Board of Directors and the Montreal English Theatre Awards Committee.

Jimmy Blais

Jimmy is a local Montreal actor who works in film, television and theatre. His first experience with Geordie Productions was over 15 years ago when they visited his school with one of their incredibly inspiring shows. In 2009-2010, he had the honor of touring as an actor for Geordie’s 2 play tour. He is thrilled to be working with the GTS kids and creating stories with them.

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Tamara Brown

Tamara is a Montreal-based actress, singer and director with a love for storytelling, geekery, and social justice. Co-founder of Montreal’s Metachroma Theatre, her favourite acting credits include Blacks Don't Bowl, Afrika Solo, The Nutmeg Princess, New Canadian Kid (Black Theatre Workshop), Inherit the Wind (Segal Centre), Humans and Lion in the Streets (Tableau D'Hote), Richard III (Metachroma), Robin Hood (Geordie Productions), Urban Tales: Ladies' Night (Théâtre Urbi et Orbi), Intimate Apparel (Centaur), The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God (NAC), and Da Kink In My Hair (Theatre Calgary/NAC). TV credits include Helix, Quantico, The Art of More, This Life, 19-2, The Game, Gothica; LARPs: The Webseries, and video games for Ubisoft. As a director, her work has been seen in Toronto, Winnipeg, New York, Stratford, and Montreal. She is the director of Black Theatre Workshop's 2017 School Tour of Bluenose, a musical clown pirate comedy written by Emil Sher, currently touring elementary and high schools in Montreal.

Stefanie Buxton

Stefanie is a Montréal-based actor. She is a graduate of Concordia University’s Theatre Performance program. Selected theatre credits include Private Lives (Hudson Village Theatre), On This Day (Centaur Theatre), Urban Tales (writer and performer, Centaur Theatre/Théâtre Urbi et Orbi), Province (Talisman/The Other Theatre/Centaur Theatre), If We Were Birds (Imago/Centaur Theatre), Angel's Share (Composite Theatre/Montreal Fringe 2013), Medea (Scapegoat Carnivale/Centaur Theatre), The Madonna Painter (Centaur Theatre), Rock, Paper, Jackknife... (Talisman/Centaur Theatre), Down The Main Drag (Hatch Festival and Summerworks) and girls!girls!girls! (FTA). Selected film and television credits include Touched, North Pole, Fatal Vows, Do No Harm, Sophie, Fries With That?, My First Wedding, Wicker Park and Tales from the Neverending Story. Stefanie has performed original voices for the animated series Belle and Sebastian, My Life Me and Station X. Alongside her work as an actor, Stefanie is a writer and a musician, and is currently developing original theatrical pieces

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Rhiannon Collett

Rhiannon is a playwright and performer based in Montreal. She is going into her fourth semester teaching at Geordie Theatre School. Rhiannon is the first commissioned artist of Nightswimming Theatre's 5x25 initiative. Rhiannon is a member of Playwright’s Workshop Montreal’s Young Creators Unit, and in 2014/15 was a part of Black Theatre Workshop’s Artist Mentorship Program. She has had the opportunity to work with companies including Nightwood Theatre, Imago, Black Theatre Workshop, Nightswimming Theatre, Youtheatre, Geordie & Playwright's Workshop Montreal. Originally from North Vancouver, she was awarded the Jack Shadbolt Award for Multiple Arts Excellence in 2013.

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Alison Darcy

Alison is an actor, director, producer, teacher, dramaturge and the Co-Artistic Director/Founder of Scapegoat Carnivale Theatre. She has worked on over 100 plays at prestigious theatres in Canada, South Africa and the US. She has taught at Bishop's University, Teen Theatre Tour, Black Theatre Workshop, the Coaching Co-op and has been a regular teacher at the National Theatre School since 2011 (she's also a graduate of their English acting section). Currently Alison's writing a new play entitled Yev with Joseph Shragge, in which she will play the title role. Sapientia, directed by Mia Van Leewuan and adapted by Joseph Shragge from the original Roswitha play, is an object theatre piece in development, she will play the title role in this as well. Alison is the recipient of awards from the MECCAs, METAs, various North American Fringes as well a professional development grant from the Canada Council for the Arts.

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Kristen "Birdie" Gregor

Birdie has been a storyteller since she first discovered the magic of making someone laugh. She thinks she was 4. Birdie currently work as everything from a teacher, actor, stage-manager, director, to my new roles as producer and company founder at PlayShed (www.playshed.ca). Anything to keep her hands working. She has had the privilege to work on some incredible pieces, select credits include; 4 time META winner and the English Montreal Premiere of Michel Tremblay's Hosanna (Table D'Hôte Theatre); Atlantic Fringe's Best of Festival Winner Punch Up (Theatre Brouhaha/Presented by Highland Arts Theatre); Travesties (Segal Centre for Performing Arts); Intimate Apparel (Centaur Theatre); Beethoven Lives Upstairs (Geordie Productions).

Amelia Haskell

Amelia is a director, actor and theatre educator in Montreal. She has a B.A. in Drama and Theatre and recently completed her Masters of Arts in Theatre Education at McGill University. She currently works for Youtheatre as their Tour Coordinator and Education Manager. She has worked as an actor, dancer, choreographer and playwright in many localities around the globe, including Slovakia, Namibia, London, Vancouver, and Montreal. Amelia has been teaching at Geordie Theatre School for over 3 years and is looking forward to playing, learning and telling stories with her students.

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Curtis Legault

Curtis began his acting career at the ripe age or 10 with a love for musical theatre and a hunger to be on the stage! After graduating from a specialized acting program at Canterbury High School for the Arts in Ottawa, Curtis moved to Montreal to pursue a BFA in Theatre Performance at Concordia University. In his final year at Concordia University, Curtis portrayed Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (directed by Amanda Kellock), as well as Humpty Dumpty, Tweedle-Dum and Rose in Alice (directed by Dean Patrick Fleming). Other notable roles include Haimon in Andreas Apergis’ production of Antigone, and Arty in an original production, Oyster, which toured through Germany during the summer of 2016. In his spare time, Curtis works with children, teaching, and directing shows both in the city and at overnight summer camps (Camp Tawingo). He loves to sing, write, and most of all, tell stories.

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Laurent McCuaig-Pitre

Laurent always had a passion for make-believe, theatre, film, television, literature and all other forms of artistic expression. Honours graduate of Dawson College's Professional Theatre program and Concordia University's Playwriting program, Laurent had the chance to develop his craft as an actor, playwright and artist. His theatre company, 32-Hour Theatre Company has produced several of Laurent's plays including If Only (4th Gala for Student Drama), This is not a play (2014 Montreal FRINGE Festival) and Cockroaches (Concordia University SIPA Festival). Last year, Laurent took to take the stage at Théâtre Prospero in a bilingual remount of the critically-acclaimed play, Les flâneurs célestes. This summer, Laurent created and performed in A Perfect Picture, the story of Kevin Carter. Laurent also teaches improv to blind and visually-impaired individuals at the Régie des aveugles et amblyopes du Montréal métropolitain, and continues to believe that theatre can change the world.