50 Years of BTW

Coming Soon: Our 50th Anniversary

While Black Theatre Workshop’s history officially started with the presentation of our first production How Now Black Man in June of 1971 as the Black Workshop, its roots go further back. This first production was an extension of the Drama Committee of the Trinidad and Tobago Association whose work started as early as 1968 by Clarence Bayne and Arther Goddard. This Drama Committee invited a number of professional Black Trinidadian artists resident in Montreal in the late sixties to conduct Black Workshops.

For more info on our history please visit our archives section or visit the Concordia University Records Management & Archives and Library’s Special Collections where we have donated the bulk of our archives.

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.