Geordie in the Press

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November 6, 2017

Geordie Productions bring award-winning BOYS WITH CARS to Montreal

Montreal Theatre Hub previews Boys with Cars: “While none of the plotlines have happened to me, I think 13 years’ worth of thoughts, joys, rage, hair pulling frustrations -MY STORY- is embroidered into THESE stories.” – Anita Majumdar
November 6, 2017

Bharat Times interviews Anita Majumdar

Bharat Times’ Monika Spolia interviews Boys with Cars creator and performer Anita Majumdar: “For young teen audiences, it is like planting a seed. My hope is that they carry the information, learn and hear and even if it doesn’t make any sense at present moment, they carry it forward.” – […]
October 24, 2017

What’s On Stage this November in Toronto

Instant at Young Peoples’s Theatre is on Toronto.com’s list of things to do in November!
October 23, 2017

Geordie offers theatrical enchantment

Montreal Community Contact talks to artistic director Mike Payette and actors Briauna James, Anton May and Daniela Sandiford about Geordie’s 2017-2018 2Play Tour: “By the end of the tour, the three emerging actors would have covered more than 27,000km across Eastern Canada and will have performed a little over 200 shows”.
October 16, 2017

Toronto: Young People’s Theatre presents “Instant”

Stage Door previews Instant: “A timely teen piece on the need to be noticed and the impact of social media”.
October 16, 2017

YPT presents INSTANT

Young People’s Theatre (YPT) is pleased to welcome back Montreal’s Geordie Productions and their acclaimed production of Instant by Governor General Award-winning playwright Erin Shields.
October 6, 2017

What I’ll Never Forget – by Anita Majumdar

Intermission Magazine – Artist’s Perspective: Anita Majumdar, creator and performer of Boys with Cars, writes about the Fish Eyes Trilogy, trauma, anger, dance, and remembering: “Am I still angry today? In less immediate ways than I was, but yes, I’m still angry. I still have to attend events knowing he’s there.”
September 6, 2017

METAs Nominees 2017: The Complete List

Montreal Theatre Hub’s Camila Fitzgibbon recaps the METAs nomination announcement, including Geordie’s 13 nominations!
August 17, 2017

Acting, yes, but so much more

Geordie Theatre School featured on WestmountMag: “Teaching the students at GTS reminds me of how boundless our imaginations can be and how far we can explore just by playing” – Alarey Alsip, GTS teacher

Press Releases

  • 2018-19 Season: Raise Your Voice!
    38 Years Young! What happens when you see something that may appear strange or unfair? What do you do about it? Where do you go? How do you stand your ground? When do you give space for others to take the spotlight? Welcome to Geordie’s 38th season where we discover […]
  • Around the World in 80 Days
    Road-tested with theatrical runs at both Théâtre Lac Brome and Hudson Village Theatre last summer, where it was loved by children and parents alike, Geordie’s production of Jules Verne’s timeless classic returns to Montreal with revised designs and other surprises! “How will we cross the alps? A hot air balloon […]
  • A Christmas Carol – Holiday Fundraiser Gala 2017
    Geordie Productions invites you all to usher in the holiday season with a contribution to a worthy a cause by attending its annual holiday fundraiser production of Charles Dickens’ immortal classic… A CHRISTMAS CAROL The story has become as essential to the holiday ritual as trimming the tree. Miserly Scrooge […]
  • Boys with Cars
    Forever setting the stage for inclusion and important reflection, Geordie offers Montreal teens and their families a chance to catch this fiercely relevant award-winning contemporary Canadian masterpiece  BOYS WITH CARS Without question, Geordie’s first public offering of the season is the company’s boldest to date. A play for teens, Boys […]
  • 2017-18 Season: Imagine
    Welcome to 37! This season is already Geordie’s biggest yet. Here’s why… Last season was Artistic Director Mike Payette’s first with the company and Geordie currently leads the upcoming META (Montreal English Theatre Awards) nominations for the 2016-17 season with 13 nominations! Ever-vital and increasingly relevant, here are some of […]
  • Geordie Theatre Fest 2017
    Road-tested 27, 000km as part of Canada’s furthest-reaching and longest-running annual theatre tour, Geordie presents its inaugural… GEORDIE THEATRE FEST A young girl and boy throw insults at a pool and spin out into a wonder-filled adventure about body image and empowerment. Three teenagers searching for fame in a world […]
  • It’s a Wonderful Life – Holiday Fundraiser Gala 2016
    Geordie Productions is excited to announce this season’s Holiday Gala Production, the all-together unique staging of Frank Capra’s Christmas classic… “What do you want, Mary? You want the moon? Just say the word and I’ll throw a lasso around it and pull it down.” On Christmas Eve, in the little […]
  • The Halloween Tree
    Montreal’s own theatre for all audiences unveils the Canadian premiere stage adaptation of legendary sci-fi author Ray Bradbury’s The Halloween Tree “Oh it’s dark, yes, and full of nightmare. Everything that Halloween ever was lies buried there. I could show it to you. What do you say?” On Halloween night, […]
  • 2016-17 Season: Opening Doors to New Worlds
    Geordie Productions celebrates 36 years of acclaimed Theatre for Young Audiences with a new Artistic Director, new adventures, and new voices. “I fell in love with Geordie – as most did – when I was a child. Our commitment to fostering young minds, encouraging dialogue about stories from around the […]
  • Beethoven Lives Upstairs
    Geordie brings its beloved adaptation of Beethoven Lives Upstairs to the DB Clarke Theatre “…an entertaining way to introduce the whole family to great music [and] great theatre.” – Kathryn Greenaway (The Gazette) The arrival of an eccentric boarder turns a young boy’s life upside down: Ludwig van Beethoven has […]
  • Geordie Productions appoints new Artistic Director
    Introducing… Geordie Productions is thrilled to announce its appointment of the company’s third Artistic Director. Accomplished local actor, director, producer, co-founder and Artistic Director of Tableau D’Hôte Theatre, Artist Mentorship Program Director and Assistant Artistic Director of Black Theatre Workshop and recipient of the 2015 Montreal English Theatre Award for […]
  • A Christmas Carol – Holiday Fundraiser Gala 2015
    What do 3 Superior Court judges, a bunch of lawyers, businesspersons and Georges Laraque have in common? It’s not what you think. They’ve all signed on to perform in this year’s Geordie holiday fundraiser production of… A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens | Adapted by Alexandria Haber | Directed by […]
  • Hana’s Suitcase
    Geordie Productions welcomes back the acclaimed stage adaptation of Hana’s Suitcase to Montreal “How extraordinary that this humble suitcase has enabled children all over the world to learn, through Hana’s story, the terrible history of what happened and it continues to urge them to heed the warnings of history” ~ […]
  • 2015-16 Season: 35 Years
    Milestones The 2015-16 Season celebrates the 35th anniversary of Quebec’s English-language theatre company for kids, as well as the 10th and final season of its current Artistic Director, Dean Patrick Fleming. Launched in 1980 by Order of Canada appointed Elsa Bolam, Geordie Productions has fostered the love of theatre to […]
  • Beneath the Banyan Tree
    Geordie Productions presents A live theatrical event for the whole family blending Classical Indian and Western dance and music. Beneath the Banyan Tree a Theatre Direct production by Emil Sher with choreography by Lata Pada directed by Lynda Hill February 20th through March 1st, 2015 Centaur Theatre 453 François-Xavier, Montreal, […]
  • Chloe’s Choice
    CHILDREN’S THEATRE TAKES ON THE CHARTER OF VALUES Artistic Director Dean Patrick Fleming has commissioned a new holiday play from award-winning playwright Marcus Youssef (“Jabber”, “Winners and Losers”) to challenge our prejudices, embrace our city’s diversity, and open a space for dialogue to include Montreal’s youth as we explore and […]
  • 2014-15 Season: Inspiring Dialogue
     ANNOUNCING OUR 2014-15 SEASON: INSPIRING DIALOGUE April 15, 2014, MONTREAL— This year, Geordie presents a culturally diverse season that celebrates differences. In response to Quebec’s proposed Charter of Values, which sought to divide the multi-cultural society that we have worked hard to build, we at Geordie have started a discussion […]
  • The Iliad and The Odyssey
    The Iliad and The Odyssey Two of the Best Stories Ever Told | Deux des plus grandes histoires jamais racontées. The Iliad April 4-13, 2014 and The Odyssey May 9-18, 2014 Tuesday, March 4, 2014 – Geordie Productions presents a double bill of The Iliad and The Odyssey for their […]
  • Suspended Tickets
      Geordie starts Suspended Tickets Program; gives tickets to community support organizations Inspired by “Suspended Coffees”, Geordie Productions is pleased to offer “Suspended Tickets” to patrons who are not able to afford them. Like suspended coffees, Geordie is enabling the concept of buy one, buy another to be “suspended” and […]
  • Geordie Productions appoints new General Manager
    MONTREAL, October 10, 2013 – Geordie Productions is pleased to announce the appointment of Kathryn Westoll as General Manager of Geordie Productions, effective January 2014.
  • 2013-14 Two Play School Tour
     Geordie Productions confronts bullying head-on in their 33rd season MONTREAL, September 13, 2013 – Geordie Productions opens their 33rd season with two plays touring into schools throughout the province about bullying and the effect it can have on the people who endure it. Beginning September 23rd, the popular Geordie School […]
  • 2011-12 Season: 3D Theatre since 1980
     Geordie Productions Announces 31st Season “3D Theatre since 1980” MONTREAL, April 26, 2011 – Artistic Director, Dean Patrick Fleming is proud to announce Geordie Productions’ 2011-12 season, themed “3D Theatre since 1980”. “3D, old or new, is about looking at things in a more complete way, to be surprised as […]
November 7, 2015

LISTEN: Hana’s Suitcase on CBC All in a Weekend

A preview of Hana’s Suitcase on CBC All in a Weekend: the story of a suitcase from Auschwitz that ended up at the Tokyo inspired a radio documentary and a book. Now, it’s been brought to the stage for children.
November 13, 2015

Montreal Gazette reviews Hana’s Suitcase

Jim Burke reviews Hana’s Suitcase for the Montreal Gazette.
November 27, 2015

WATCH: Preview of A Christmas Carol on Global News

Global News – Three Superior Court judges, a handful of lawyers, media representatives, and sports stars combine their stage talents for A Christmas Carol, a special fundraiser for Geordie Productions.
December 10, 2015

Georges Laraque on motley team for Geordie Productions’ A Christmas Carol

Montreal Gazette’s Bill Brownstein previews A Christmas Carol – December 10, 2015: “No one will come to the show and think these are not professional actors”
February 15, 2016

Mike Payette to take over the reins

Montreal Theatre Hub welcomes Mike Payette, Geordie’s new Artistic Director!
February 19, 2016

WATCH: Meet the new artistic director of Montreal’s Geordie Productions

Global News – With over 60,000 spectators per year, Mike Payette has some big shoes to fill as he takes over as artistic director of Geordie Productions. He sits down with Global Montreal’s Senior Anchor Jamie Orchard.
February 22, 2016

A Theatre Dream Come True for Mike Payette

Montreal Community Contact welcomes Mike Payette as Geordie’s new Artistic Director.
March 3, 2016

Mike Payette prepares to move house from Tableau d’Hôte to Geordie

Montreal Gazette welcomes Mike Payette to Geordie.
April 4, 2016

The Senior Times previews Beethoven Lives Upstairs

The Senior Times previews Beethoven Lives Upstairs – April 4, 2016: “A heartfelt and mesmerizing tribute for all ages”