Meet Our Talented Teachers
Alarey Alsip is an actress, writer & director for film and stage. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts –Theatre with Distinction from Concordia University. She has been teaching and coaching actors for the past 9 years at Geordie Theatre School, coaching privately, and she inaugurated Straeon Acting Studio’s Foundation Class two years ago. She has been a member at Straeon for 8 years. Past acting productions include: The Party/Arpent Films, The Prey/ Alejandro Cadilla, The Good Sister/Incendo, Fatal Vows/ CMJ, Living Room Dark/ Infurnace Theatre, Urban Tales-Thank Your Father/Centaur Theatre, Blackbird/Jack Hughes, Where The Blood Mixes/Teesri Duniya, The Importance of being Earnest/Brave New Productions, Equus/Village Scene Productions, The Shape Of A Girl/Geordie Productions, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe/Geordie Productions. Past directing productions include: Empty Rooms/ BullPen Productions, The Gay Agenda/Brave New Productions, Starving Artists/Friendship Activities, Cellar Dweller/ Concordia Lab Theatre.
Trevor Barrette is a Montreal based actor, director, playwright/composer and teacher. Upon graduating from JAC's Professional Theatre program, he founded the award winning Kaleidoscope Theatre Montreal, for which he directed their 11 productions, including 4 original musicals. As an actor, he has performed on stage with the National Arts Centre, Centaur Theatre, Geordie Theatre, Repercussion Theatre, MainLine Theatre and Persephone Productions and in readings and workshops at the National Theatre School, Infinitheatre and Playwrights Workshop Montreal. He is a proud member of the Montreal English Theatre Awards Committee, the Montreal Clown Festival's Board of Directors and the Quebec Drama Federation's Board of Directors. Trevor currently teaches at the Segal Centre, Geordie Theatre School and Montreal Children's Theatre. You can see him on stage this spring in Scapegoat Carnivale's Yev.
Samantha is a Montreal-based performer with a BFA in Theatre Performance from Concordia University. Originally from Tecumseh, Ontario, Samantha has chosen the beautiful city of Montreal to foster her creative ways and artist community. She is overjoyed to join the GTS family and be a part of the ever-growing and exciting future generation of theatre makers! Select theatre credits include: A Magical Christmas (Tohu Bohu); Much Ado About Nothing (Snowglobe); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Concordia); Enough Already (Alien Gaze). She also has a growing affinity for directing; having assistant directed Alice at Concordia under Dean Patrick Fleming, as well as assistant directed Repercussion Theatre’s Much Ado About Nothing under Amanda Kellock. Samantha has lent her voice to various Video Games with GameOn, Alice & Smith and Epsilon Games. Samantha is incredibly happy to be a part of the Maggie & Bianca Fashion Friends family, voicing Eloise in season three.
Curtis Legault is a theatre artist, TV and film actor, teacher and 2016 graduate of Concordia University’s BFA - Specialization in Theatre Performance. Since graduation, Curtis has toured Oyster, an original theatre piece, to the ARENA Festival in Germany. Afterwards, he performed as Mortimer in Anthony Kennedy’s production of Mary Stuart and Ensemble in Geordie Productions’ It’s A Wonderful Life. Most recently, Curtis co-founded a team for a half-mask theatre piece entitled Maskulin. Since performing the first iteration of this piece at Festival Entr’Actes in June, Curtis continues to contribute to the piece’s evolution. Curtis also works as a theatre educator at Pierre Elliott Trudeau Elementary School teaching weekly drama classes organized by Geordie Productions. Notable TV credits include Henry in CBC’s The Detectives. Curtis seeks to further develop his abilities as a highly physical, multidisciplinary performer and creator..
Laurent has always believed that telling a story can change the world. A graduate of Dawson College's Professional Theatre program and Concordia University's Playwriting program, Laurent had the chance to develop his craft as a bilingual actor, writer, teacher and artist. He has had the opportunity to work with such companies as Centaur Theatre, LAB 87, Youtheatre, La Licorne, Geordie Theatre and Théâtre Prospero. Laurent has written, performed and produced several plays including A Perfect Picture, about the infamous war photographer Kevin Carter that captured the world's attention with one haunting picture. The show was nominated for Best Solo at the 2016 Montreal Fringe and received critical acclaim at the Centaur Theatre’s Wildside Festival. This year, Laurent has created and performed in three new works: Amuse Me, about the Muse struggling to break away from a failed writer, Little Charming, about Prince Charming’s lesser-known little brother, and Mid Knight, about Little Charming dealing with the divorce of his parents. And his first short film, The Scene, is set to premiere very soon... Follow his journey at www.laurentpitre.com
Originally from Toronto, Michelle is a Guyanese-Canadian theatre creator, actor and educator based in Montreal. She holds a BFA in Theatre Performance from Concordia University and is an alumni of the Black Theatre Workshop Artistic Mentorship Program. As an actor Michelle has toured with Geordie Productions’ 2016-2017 school tour (Instant, Water Weight), remounted Geordie’s Instant at Toronto’s Young People’s Theatre, which won the 2018 Dora Mavor Award for Outstanding Production (Theatre for Young Audiences), and most recently played Juliet in Repercussion Theatre’s production of Romeo and Juliet: Love is Love. Her works as a performer and/or co-creator of original performances have been to Toronto Fringe, Toronto's Summerworks, and have been shared in Montreal. She is passionate about sharing the gifts of theatre with GTS students and grateful for the opportunity to be simultaneously learning from them.
Jennifer is an actor, acting teacher, and emerging playwright. She completed her B.F.A Specialization in Theatre & Development at Concordia University. She has since worked with companies that include Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre, Scapegoat Carnivale, Talisman Theatre, The Other Theatre, Geordie Theatre, National Theatre School, Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal, and Imago Theatre, among others. She was an actor in Black Theatre Workshop’s 2014-2015 Mentorship Program and was awarded a Montreal English Theatre Award (Best Supporting Actress) for her role as Simon in Geordie's production of Chloe’s Choice. After living in Halifax for 2 years, Jennifer is thrilled to be back with her Geordie family at GTS.