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What’s On – September 20-27

What’s On

The Secret Rapture by David Hare


Presented by the Professional Theatre Program at Dawson College.

The children of light and darkness battle in this brilliant play by the author of Racing Demon. Gentle Isobel happily runs a small graphics design business with her lover until her sister Marion and her father’s young widow Katherine demand to be taken into the company. Katherine is a destructive drunk and Marion is a Tory M.P. with the heart of a computer. Isobel accepts capital to expand and her business becomes high tech and impersonal.

Wednesday September 20th to Saturday September 23rd at 8pm  @ Dawson’s Theatre

For a full schedule and for tickets please click here.

The History of Sexuality by Dane Stewart


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Presented by Talking Dog Productions.

Five students take a graduate seminar studying the work of revolutionary French philosopher Michel Foucault. As they argue over issues of sexuality, gender, oppression and free will, these theories begin to rupture and spill out into their own lives. The characters expose the complexities of sexuality as it collides with kink, BDSM, disability, gender, and sex work.

Sept 21-23, 27-30 @ 8pm
Sept 23 & 30 @ 2pm

MainLine Theatre

For more information and for tickets click here.

Phenomenal 5ive


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Presented by Madpoetix Productions.

A Project focusing on bringing into the light talented, engaging Black women representing Montreal with the incorporation of a spectrum of performance disciplines including: spoken word, storytelling, dance and music.

Here’s a Quick Selfie with Kym Dominique-Ferguson!

September 20 – 23 8 pm, September 24, 6 pm @ the MAI.

For more information click here.

Gruesome Playground Injuries by Rajiv Joseph


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Presented by Playground Productions.

Check out our interview with director Gabriel Maharjan!

Gruesome Playground Injuries is a life-spanning and time-hopping play about two people brought together by illness and injury.
Pay What You Can Preview: September 22, 2017 @ 8:00 (No tickets sold in advance)
September 23, 2017 @ 8:00 P.M.
September 24, 2017 @ 2:00 P.M.
September 25 & 26 2017 @ 8:00 P.M.

Harold Greenspon Auditorium, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.

For more information click here.

Arts Alive! Quebec


Image may contain: one or more people, outdoor and natureMontreal’s West Island hosts a packed event for the whole family. The free two-day event features local West Island artists presenting live music, theatre, displays of visual art for sale, the ever-popular Teddy Bears’ Picnic, and a wide variety of craft and visual art workshops for both children and adults.

September 23 & 24 @ St John Fisher Elementary. For a more detailed schedule please click here.

Sunday Night Improv | Les Lundis D’impro | Art Machine – Theatre Sainte-Catherine


At Theatre Sainte-Catherine, the weekend runs Sunday – Tuesday! They’ve got three regular shows to entertain and delight!

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Sunday Night Improv is both workshop and performance! Stop in from 5-7 for a free workshop with improvisers of all skill levels and hone your craft, then stick around for the show at 8 PM (tickets $7).

Presented by Le Nouvau International

For more information, click here.
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Les Lundis D’impro is the same deal as Sunday, but this time for the Francophones!

Presented by Le Nouvau International.

For more information, click here.

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Here’s TSC’s cabaret style Art Machine, where you can see great Francophone standup, sketch, live music, clown – it’s a variety show so the best thing to do is head down and check it out. Tuesdays at 7:30 PM, tickets are only $5!

For more information, click here.


What’s On & Off is a weekly events-at-a-glance post with an overview of QDF Member shows. If you have an event that you’d like to see listed here please contact marketing@quebecdrama.org

Quick Selfie: Kym Dominique-Ferguson

 

In this Quick Selfie, Kym Dominique-Ferguson tells us about some of his faves! Be sure to check out Madpoetix’s show this week, PHENOMENAL 5IVE, a project focusing on bringing into the light talented, engaging Black women representing Montreal with the incorporation of a spectrum of performance disciplines including: spoken word, storytelling, dance and music. Click here for more information.


Inline image 1Kym Dominique-Ferguson is a poet born, a theatre performer trained, and a producer by nurture. For over a decade he a swooned Montreal with erotic poetry show and open mic nights with a theatrical twist, and added quality elevating performances of an otherwise simplified genre to another level. He has had the honour of inspiring some of the city’s more prominent artists to do more with their work. He successfully produced and performed his first one man show to a sold-out audience back in August of 2015: The Born Jamhaitianadian. Ferguson is currently in the creation phase of producing the first in a series called: the #DearBlackMan Project.

What’s your dream project?

Performing my one-man play in a space as big as, or larger than, Place Des Arts’ largest Theatre.

What’s your favourite show you worked on?

Royal Palm Estate, Jamaican television drama series. Think Days of our Lives but in Jamaica.

Favourite comfort food?

Aux Vivres BLT sandwich… Mmmmmmm!

Favourite activity for a lazy afternoon?

Watching Dragonball Super in my undies!

Where did you train in theatre?

At the Edna Manley College of the Visual & Performing Arts: Jamaica School of Drama *phew* that was a mouthful!

This piece was written and submitted by Kym Dominique-Ferguson.