About Geordie: We are an award-winning professional theatre company that has presented live English-language productions for young audiences in Quebec and abroad since 1980. Currently led by Cree artist Jimmy Blais, Artistic Director, we are one of the first non-culturally specific theatre companies in Canada with Indigenous leadership. Our current goal is to grow our Indigenous programming and Indigenous relationships within our province and beyond. We offer a variety of cultural activities for youth and the adults in their lives, including performances, acting classes and workshops.
Currently, we reach 40,000 young people and their communities annually through the following activities:
- 2Play Tour, travelling plays that visit hundreds of elementary and high schools across Eastern Canada.
- Mainstage series, which presents shows in local Montreal theatres for the public and schools.
- Geordie Theatre School, which offers acting classes and workshops for children, teens, and corporate team members.
We focus on providing educational components in all our programming, about topics that are relevant and important to young people. Study guides are provided to teachers, promoting discussion and activities related to the play’s themes, as well as resources for students who may be going through the same issues as characters in the play. Artists and invited guest speakers provide question and answer periods after each of our performances, promoting engagement and further exploration of the play’s themes.