Welcome to Geordie's 40th Season

A NOTE FROM MIKE

 In 1980, founding Artistic Director Elsa Bolam had the vision to create a company that offered excellent live performance to young people in communities near and far, to give opportunities for emerging and established artists to create and work together, and to bring the unique impact of theatre to families; inspiring them to come together and reflect on the world they live in. 40 years later, Geordie has become one of the most important Theatre for Young Audiences companies in Canada, reaching over 2.5 million young people, and building upon a dream of strengthening community through enchanting theatre.

It is an honour to welcome you to this milestone season! Throughout this past year, we have all struggled together but have found ways to make connections during unimaginable times. As we all work to recover and understand how we can collectively move forward, we will continue to ensure safety around all our activities and be attentive to the shifts that may come along the way.

In the spirit of looking forward and upward this season, we are excited to celebrate the incredible friends and partners we have made along the way while championing new voices and stories that are urgent to be heard and seen. On behalf of everyone at Geordie, we thank you for your commitment and trust in our mission, and we promise to continue working on ways of making our connections even stronger. This year will be one that uplifts us, makes us laugh, challenges us, and invites us to a world that celebrates the impact of working together and community!

Happy Anniversary!
Mike Payette
Artistic & Executive Director, Geordie Theatre

OUR 40TH SEASON

Geordie Theatre Fest

February 3 – 7, 2021

IT’S BACK!!!

This special event gives all ages the chance to discover great works in Theatre for Young Audiences with staged readings in collaboration with the National Theatre School of Canada, our acclaimed 2Play touring shows (The Little Mighty Superhero and Celestial Bodies) on the main stage, as well as activities for the whole family to enjoy, curated by Geordie Theatre School!

The Little Mighty Superhero

Ages 5+

Presented at the Segal Centre

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Celestial Bodies

Ages 12+

Presented at the Segal Centre

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Jonathan: The Seagull Parable

Spring 2021
Ages 13+

A Geordie Theatre/Surreal SoReal co-production
Presented by Théâtre Denise-Pelletier
Created and directed by Jon Lachlan Stewart
Choreography by Luca “Lazylegz” Patuelli

This new and exceptional tour-de-force production, inspired by the modern treasure Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach, follows a young rebellious seagull who, tired of his clan’s repetitive routine, tries to fly differently, swooping with deep dives and barrels; practices considered useless for the life of a gull. Forced to exile, the adventurer finds refuge in a new clan and, through time and guidance, and despite the disdain of his former community, her returns home with the mission of teaching his community new ways of flying.

A visionary story that identifies how society perceives physical limitations, as well as how we look at other communities’ ways of living. A tri-lingual piece (English, French, body) featuring professionals in both physical disability and non-disabled communities, this inspiring journey promises to inspire and move us in unexpected ways.

Presented at Théâtre Denise-Pelletier, Salle Fred-Barry

 

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Virginia Wolf

April 30 –  May 8, 2021
Ages 6+

Adapted from the Governor General award-winning children’s story by Kyo Maclear, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault and published by Kids Can Press

Adaptation by Cole Lewis
Images by Clelia Scala
Directed by Mike Payette

Virginia is in a “wolfish” mood — growling, howling, and acting very strange. It’s a funk so fierce, the whole household feels topsy-turvy. Her sister Vanessa tries everything she can think of to cheer her up, but nothing seems to work. Then Virginia tells her about an imaginary, perfect place called Bloomsberry. Armed with an idea, Vanessa begins to paint the bedroom walls, transforming them into a beautiful garden complete with a ladder and swing. So that what was down could climb up. Before long, Virginia, too, has picked up a brush and undergoes a surprising transformation of her own.

Virginia Wolf is a poetic telling of what it is to deal with sometimes unwanted emotions. Playful in nature and rife with creativity and wonder, this heartwarming play reminds us of the importance of patience, support and love.

Presented at the DB Clarke Theatre

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For more information regarding discounted or group rates,

Contact Violette at 514 845 9810 or by emailing info@geordie.ca

Geordie Theatre is located on the unceded Indigenous lands of the Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) nation of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. Tiotià:ke (known as Montréal) has existed as a meeting place of many First Nation peoples, including but not limited to the Abenaki , Anishinaabeg (Algonquin), and the Huron-Wendat. We extend our deepest respect to the elders of these communities and to all Indigenous peoples who carry the history of this island’s land and waters – caring for it and calling it home. We are honoured and privileged to share stories on this land.

We wish to also acknowledge that we are grateful to those seeking sustainable solutions to our global climate crisis, so that we may continue to inspire and challenge our audiences near and far.