Geordie Theatre celebrates its 40th birthday!
Montreal, QC- Geordie Theatre has just turned 40 and that calls for a big celebration! As the weather turns colder, Geordie is preparing for a cozy afternoon filled with a colorful mix of art, laughter and fond memories of 40 years of community impact. Join us on the 21st of November for a reunion that is long overdue.
Geordie Theatre presents to you: Geordie@40: Party Playlist!
“A party to mark four decades of creating theatre for young people and their families” – Carol Ann Hoyte – Vice President, Geordie Theatre
Geordie Theatre is looking forward to offering the public a special 4-hour event, celebrating 40 years of celebrating young people, their stories, and their communities. Hosted by Artistic Director Mike Payette, this event will be streamed live from our new Espace Geordie, located in the historic Little Italy.
The event will showcase many forms of storytelling such as dance, music, poetry and song. It will feature a wide variety of local talent, messages from members of the Geordie Family and our stellar supporters, as well as interviews with exceptional guests, including our founder, Canadian theatre veteran, and Order of Canada laureate Elsa Bolam.
Members of our extended Geordie family such as former Supreme Court Justice Pepita Capriolo as well as president and chairman of the Cole Foundation Barry Cole, will also be preparing a special message for this event.
Student and teenage music phenom, Thomas Backman will be entertaining you all afternoon as our House DJ; accompanied by captivating performances by familiar faces, including our headliner and esteemed community leader Jonathan Emile. A multi-faceted performer and record producer, Jonathan has worked with artists such as Kendrick Lamar and whose music embraces the stylings of whose work is specialized but not limited to hip-hop, reggae and R&B. Family favourite The Amazing Todsky will be revealing some of his best magic tricks, while Nina Segalowitz will inspire you with her astounding throat signing.
The lineup will also include artists that are close to our heart, like Board Member Matt Goldberg (Confabulation) who will move us with his captivating storytelling, artist and staff member Violette Kay playing the violin, and award-winning Anton May (Geordie 2Play Tour) will move us with song, and much more!
Kicking things off will be an online auction, starting on November 14th, jam-packed with over 40 items including fashion apparel, jewelry, gift certificates and more.
Geordie@ 40: Party Playlist: November 21st, 11am-3pm, live streamed directly from Espace Geordie.
Online Auction: November 14th – 21st, 2020
For more information: Follow GeordieTheatre and/or the hashtag #Geordie@40 on social media.
Geordie Theatre provokes thought, fires up the imagination, and seeks to encourage and challenge our audience. We celebrate the art of theatre and its social and global impact by working with emerging and established professional artists from various disciplines and cultural backgrounds to create works that are provocative, relevant and enchanting; inspiring dialogue between communities, children and parents as well as teachers and students of all ages. We look to build relationships with and extend our audience through inclusive practices and by visiting far-reaching communities in Quebec and abroad. Since 1980, Geordie has been producing and presenting plays that are important to young people; stories that are uniquely related to them in a context that reflects the world around them and their personal experiences at home. They are always about fostering the voice of young people and giving them a vessel in which they are represented, listened to, and encouraged while inspiring dialogue with the adults in their lives about what they see and recognize. Season 2020/21 will mark Geordie’s 40th anniversary with this unique mission!
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Geordie Productions Inc. 550 Delinelle, Montréal, QC, H4C 3B1 Tel: 514.845.9810 Fax: 514.845.3634
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