Your personal information and privacy are important to us. Geordie Theatre does not sell customer or donor mailing lists. Sales information collected in the fulfillment of ticket sales is kept on file and confidential for a period of seven years, as per the requirements of the Canada Revenue Agency. Only authorized personnel have access to this information. As a patron of Geordie Theatre, you may receive information about Geordie’s plays and special events. If you do not wish to receive such information, or if you have questions, please contact us at 514-845-9810 or email@example.com.
Geordie sometimes collects information about you, like your name, email address, phone number and similar data. Data and information mean the same here, and we use both words in this statement. Because that information can help to tell us who you are, and because that information belongs to you, it is your right to know how we use it when you give it to us. This statement is only for informational purposes: for the full statement please click HERE. If you have any questions or need more explanation, please feel free to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The data we collect most often is your first and last name, your email address, your phone number and your postal address. We will only use the data you have given to us voluntarily, and we won’t buy or sell that data. Sometimes we also collect information about how people use our web page or our social media so we can improve it. This happens automatically. We will never keep credit card or other financial information on file – in fact, our systems prevent it.
Your information helps us stay in contact with you, deliver and improve our services to you or work with you. It also helps us to create new programs, send you the latest information about Geordie Theatre and contact you about your donations. If we know what you are interested in, we can plan better what kind of programs we offer.
We may save information about you when you get in touch with us. This can be by phone, email, social media, our website or in person, at our shows and events. We are committed to collecting only as much data as we need and only save it for as long as it is needed or required by law. Your ticket sales data must be saved for seven years. Afterwards we delete that information.
Your personal information is only accessible to authorized personnel. When we do share your data with partners to help us stay in touch with you, we ensure that they have the same high standards and are also bound by laws protecting data privacy. At no time do we ever sell or exchange your personal information for profit. We do our utmost to ensure that your private data is safe and protected from any unauthorized access.
If you are under 13 years old, we only save your personal information to the extent that is needed to let you participate in the program or activity that you chose. If your parents contact us to inform us that they don’t want us to save your information, we will delete it right away.
If you have any informational questions about this Privacy Statement, you can contact us:
Concerns or complaints must be submitted in writing to:
Creating a Respectful Workplace – Date of Issue: April 4, 2018
GEORDIE PRODUCTIONS values the diversity of its workforce, its patrons and visitors and is committed to providing a work environment supportive of human dignity and respect. It is the policy of GEORDIE PRODUCTIONS to ensure that every employee and artist is entitled to a workplace free of intimidation, discrimination, harassment, and workplace violence. Such acts in any form will not be tolerated on our premises, while conducting our regular course of business, functions, or events. We acknowledge our responsibility to support and assist persons’ subject to violence and harassment and to take appropriate action to stop such conduct. This policy pertains to all Geordie board members, employees, part-time staff, and volunteers (hereinafter referred to with the collective term “worker”) and extends to all GEORDIE PRODUCTIONS activities.
Management will treat any complaint of harassment with seriousness, sensitivity, and discretion. Confidentiality will be maintained wherever possible. Exceptions will only be made where disclosure is necessary for the purposes of conducting a proper investigation, taking appropriate disciplinary/corrective measures, or where required by law.
Points to remember about harassment:
Workplace harassment ranges from subtle to blatant behaviour and can be expressed in several ways which includes, but is not limited to, the following examples:
Sexual harassment may be broadly categorized into two main components:
Sexual harassment may include, but is not limited to:
Racial or Ethnic Harassment
Any acts of violence or threats of violence in the workplace are unacceptable, whether they be physical, verbal or otherwise. GEORDIE PRODUCTIONS is committed to the prevention of workplace violence and to responding appropriately if workplace violence does occur. It is up to each worker to report any threat or act of violence. Employees/artists who initiate or are a party to acts of violence or aggression may be subject to discipline up to and including dismissal.
GEORDIE PRODUCTIONS will ensure that complaints are handled with sensitivity and incidents of violence, discrimination, intimidation or harassment are discontinued as quickly as possible upon Geordie Productions’ awareness of it and to ensure protection from retaliation for any worker who has made a complaint in good faith.
There shall be no reprisal or negative job consequences from GEORDIE PRODUCTIONS against any individual who, in good faith, reports an incident of harassment, discrimination or workplace violence or who participates in an investigation.
Confidentiality will be maintained whenever possible. Information which relates to potentially violent individuals will be provided only on a need-to-know basis.
It is the responsibility of employees/artists to show respect for others both in the workplace and in any capacity where they are representing GEORDIE PRODUCTIONS. Employees/artists are responsible for their actions and are expected to change their conduct when advised that their behaviour is not acceptable to others.
Procedures to Deal with Harassment, Discrimination or Workplace Violence
Whenever possible, let a harasser or abuser know that his or her behavior is unacceptable and that it must stop immediately. Sometimes not speaking up can be interpreted as consent, whereas at other times a simple warning from the person on the receiving end of such conduct or comments may be enough to correct the problem.
Keep a record. Write down dates, times, any witnesses, what was said or done, when and by whom. Documentation is extremely important especially if the harasser does not stop or if the violence or harassment is serious and justifies a formal complaint.
Where a worker is not comfortable communicating directly with the harasser or abuser, report the incident (s) to Kathryn Westoll, Executive Director and/or Jimmy Blais, Artistic Director. At this point, the employee can either file a complaint, or have Kathryn and/or Jimmy speak with the alleged perpetrator. Where the worker is not comfortable communicating directly with Jimmy or Kathryn, there is an external HR consultant they can contact via phone, free of charge, to discuss any issues or with any questions – Joëlle Vincent (M.Sc., CRHA, Founding Partner and Human Resources Consultant at VIACONSEIL), 514-497-7483, email@example.com
A formal complaint consists of the worker providing a written statement indicating the events, dates, times, witnesses. Kathryn Westoll and Jimmy Blais, as senior management of Geordie Productions, and one board member of Geordie Productions, (hereinafter collectively called the Geordie Human Resource Team), will conduct a detailed investigation, which includes interviewing the complainant, the alleged offender(s) and any other person who may provide information. Information received will be received in the strictest confidence possible.
Investigation of Reported Incidents
All workers, including contractors, must co-operate fully in any investigation under these guidelines. Any report of workplace violence or potential of workplace violence will be fully investigated. The report will provide details of the violent incident, or potential of violence, including dates, times, places, names of individuals involved and names of any witnesses. The person filing the report will be advised that the Geordie Human Resource Team will conduct a thorough investigation. Pursuant to said investigation, a determination will be made as to the validity of the claim(s), as well as to Geordie’s continued association with the individual accused of impropriety.
There will be a follow-up to monitor the working relationship of the parties involved.
If you have been subjected to workplace violence, immediately report the matter to the appropriate manager for investigation and response.
Notwithstanding the above, where there is an extremely urgent and/or life-threatening situation in the workplace, particularly regarding serious violence, the most important concern is for the immediate safety and well-being of the affected worker. Depending upon the situation, the most immediate need may be to call the police, fire department or paramedics. Worker safety and security is of paramount importance and therefore, common sense must prevail.
If you have any questions regarding the above policy you may contact Kathryn Westoll, Executive Director, and/or Jimmy Blais, Artistic Director.
There is a lot of information available online about how land acknowledgements can be done respectfully and why we continue to say them. We encourage everyone to learn more about the land they live on, its history, and its people.
For the land that is colonially known as the Isle of Montreal, we recommend the following resources as a starting point:
Additionally, here are some resources to learn more about residential school and support their survivors, as well as plays by Indigenous writers on the subject:
Not to worry, we at Geordie understand things come up! Up until 2 hours before the show that you have tickets for, we can exchange your tickets for another performance of the same production. Simply call our box office beforehand to arrange your exchange: (514) 845-9810. Exchanges cannot be made after a missed performance.
Doors open 30 minutes before showtime, we suggest that you arrive at least 15-20 minutes before showtime, but be aware seating is general admission. Tickets can be picked up starting 1 hour before the show.
To redeem a coupon or gift certificate, please call the Geordie office at (514) 845-9810 and quote the certificate number. Coupons and vouchers cannot be redeemed at the door without a reservation.
Coupons or certificates can only be used when ordering tickets and cannot be redeemed for monetary value after a ticket transaction is completed. You can hold onto the coupon and use it for another performance within the same season.
Our 2Play touring shows are always followed by a question and answers period. Our Mainstage shows also have a talkback after most performances, with some exceptions. Of course, if you attend a performance that does not have a talkback, or if you don’t get a chance to ask your question, feel free to contact us and we will be happy to answer you!
Yes! Geordie Productions Inc. is a registered charitable not-for-profit organization. Our charitable registration number is #11893 6962 RR0001. Please support us by making a tax-deductible donation.
A “Geordie” is a name for person from Northern England, sort of like how we call someone from Nova Scotia a “Bluenoser” or from Newfoundland a “Newfie”. Elsa Bolam, Geordie’s Founding Artistic Director, is originally from this region in England. She’s a “Geordie” so that’s why she chose it for the name of the company!
The plays Geordie puts on are performed by professional adult actors. If your child is interested in learning about theatre, check out the Geordie Theatre School (GTS) for classes that culminate in a year-end show. Don’t forget: one of the best ways to hone your skills as a young actor is to watch professionals at their craft!
Geordie is committed to producing theatre of the highest caliber, and our Mainstage series features Montreal’s finest professional talent. We are proud to support Canadian professional actors, directors, and stage managers by working with artists who are members of the Canadian Actors Equity Association, and by working with other theatre companies who are also members of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT).
Geordie is also committed to nurturing young talent. Every year we feature two to three emerging artists in its 2Play Tour and often draw our scripts from local playwrights. To be exact 24 plays have been premiered by Geordie in the last 10 years many of which have gone on to achieve renown both in Canada and internationally!
Only under special circumstances. In the 2009-2010 Season we were thrilled to present Thrice Upon A Time… in French on Sunday, February 7th at 1pm. This was made possible as ThéâtreDynamO was touring the show in French to the rest of the province. For great French-language theatre for young audiences year-round in Montreal, check out La Maison Théâtre.
There are currently no upcoming auditions, check this page periodically for opportunities!
If you are a playwright/creator who would like us to consider your script for further development and/or future seasons, please send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Geordie is always looking to foster new relationships with emerging and established artists alike, from various backgrounds and abilities. We are so grateful for the amazing playwrights that have allowed us to bring their stories to life!
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.
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