Virtual Vision Celebration

The Vision Celebration Gala is a celebration of Black excellence in Montreal. The event is Black Theatre Workshop’s most important fundraiser of the year.

SANCTUARY

Sanctuary is a feminist conversation between a teenage girl and her sister, her Godmother, her best friend, and God, as she takes refuge in the sanctuary of her church while searching for answers about her destiny. Playwright by Lydie Dubuisson. Friday, January 15, at 3PM

Arrivals Belonging

The 𝗔𝗿𝗿𝗶𝘃𝗮𝗹𝘀 Belonging 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗷𝗲𝗰𝘁 is a creative engagement tool designed for those who wish to seed new expressive works based on Ancestry and personal history.

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.”

Artist Mentorship Program

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

Years of BTW

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

In Conversation With Series

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

BTW JOINS NAC

Black Theatre Workshop named inaugural Co-Curating Company for NAC English Theatre

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.

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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.

Land Acknowledgment

Black Theatre Workshop (BTW) is located on the traditional and unceded Indigenous lands of the Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) nation of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. Tiohtià:ke, also known as Montreal, has been the site of human creativity and storytelling for millennia, and has served as a meeting place of many First Nations peoples, including but not limited to the Abenaki, Anishinaabeg (Algonquin) and Huron-Wendat. Our deepest respect goes out to the Elders of these communities and to all Indigenous peoples who carry the history of these land and waters, caring for it and calling it home.

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.