Years of BTW

Welcome to our brand new website! We are about to announce our 50th Anniversary! A lot has changed since our first production in 1970, but our commitment to Black theatre has not.

Black and Blue Matters

Track 1 – No One Gives a F**k About a Cop

Live outdoor performance excerpt and installation of our upcoming production, presented by National Arts Centre English Theatre’s “GRAND ACTS OF THEATRE.”

Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers and Little Brothers

Book for your school this February 2021

Artist Mentorship Program

Find out more about our Artist Mentorship Program and the 2020-21 Ensemble.

In Conversation With Series

Live series of interviews hosted by our artistic director Quincy Armorer. Every two weeks a new guest. Stay tuned!

About Us

Black Theatre Workshop is Canada’s longest running Black theatre company and is committed to reflecting Black culture and community by developing and providing visibility for Black Canadian artists. Black Theatre Workshop is an award-winning English- speaking theatre company based in Montreal, Quebec.

years of production

artists mentored

productions

Black artists hired

Artist Mentorship Program

The Artist Mentorship Program is a 7-month training program offered to emerging theatre artists at the beginning of their careers. The mission is to provide Black and other emerging artists a unique opportunity to strengthen and deepen their skills preparing them for professional careers in the arts, while also enhancing their ability to articulate their artistic practice.

All donations help to promote Black arts & culture in our city and across Canada.

We hope that you will join us as one of our valued BTW supporters. We would like to thank all our past supporters! Your donations have helped to solidify our place as one of the preeminent theatre companies in the country and Canada’s longest running Black theatre company. It is thanks to our patrons, like you, who believe in the importance of the work that we do.

Thank you, once again, for your kind contribution.

Covid Update

For the past few months, we have been keeping an eye on the evolution of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. In light of the current situation, we have had to make some very difficult decisions. The health and safety of our patrons, artists, staff and community are of utmost importance, and the need for social distancing could not be more crucial. In response, we have made the decision to cancel or postpone most of our in-person events in our 50th season. We will continue to monitor the situation and make adjustments as needed.

Black Theatre Workshop is Canada’s longest running Black theatre company and is committed to reflecting Black culture and community by developing and providing visibility for Black Canadian artists. Black Theatre Workshop is an award-winning English-speaking theatre company based in Montreal, Quebec.