22nd Annual Wildside Festival

Curated by Executive and Artistic Director Eda Holmes, “the hottest two weeks in winter” features an A-list of trailblazing, quick-fix theatre, from zoological spoken word to Greek tragedy object puppetry and everything in between.

For tickets and information: www.centaurtheatre.com 514-288-3161

Wildside FestivalBody So Fluorescent

Presented by: madonnanera
Created by:  Amanda Cordner and David di Giovanni
Directed by: David di Giovanni
Featuring: Amanda Cordner

What happened last night on the dance floor? Two friends retrace their steps from the night before to figure out how it all ended in an explosive fight.

Outstanding Play; Outstanding Performance; Outstanding Direction; Outstanding Production; “Best of the Fest”, 2018 SummerWorks, NOW Magazine -NOW Magazine

Warning: Flashing lights, sexually suggestive language and content, strong language, 15+

Wildside FestivalConfabulation – Rites of Passage 

Presented By: Confabulation
Hosted by: Matt Goldberg
Featuring: Five guest storytellers

Confabulation, Montreal’s premier showcase for autobiographical storytelling, is thrilled to return to Wildside! We’ll explore the theme Rites of Passage – stories of the moments that mark and make us.

“Even in this frantic digital age, we still seek the comfort of a heartfelt connection.” -Leslie Schachter, Montreal Gazette


Crime After Crime (After Crime)

Wildside Festival

Presented by: Sex T-Rex
Written by: Collective
Directed by: Collective
Featuring: Conor Bradbury, Julian Frid, Kaitlin Morrow, Seann Murray

An action-packed physical comedy set across 3 different “crime periods”: the set of a 1950’s film noir, a 1970 heist flick, and a 1990 buddy cop movie.

2018 Just For Laughs Best Comedy Award Winner, Montreal Fringe Festival
2018 Centaur Theatre Best English Production Award Nominee, Montreal Fringe Festival

Warning: Coarse Language. All ages appropriate.

Wildside FestivalHyena Subpoena

Presented by: Cat Kidd
Written by: Cat Kidd
Directed by: Paul Van Dyck
Soundscapes by: DJ Jacky Murda
South African wildlife projections by Cat Kidd and Geoff Agombar
Featuring: Cat Kidd

Close encounters with lions, hyenas and elephants conjure the feral forces that lurk within us. A transcendent and funky creation by an unforgettable artist at the height of her powers.

“Cat Kidd is a force of nature. (…) Prepare to be blown away”  -Georgia Straight

Warning: Contains discussion of sexual violence.

Wildside FestivalMacbeth Muet

Presented by: La Fille Du Laitier
Co-Created by : Jon Lachlan Stewart and Marie Hélène Bélanger
Original Text by : William Shakespeare
Directed by: Jon Lachlan Stewart
Featuring: Jérémie Francoeur and Clara Prévost

Blood, sex, ambition…eggs. This textless adaptation plunges audiences into a visceral vision of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, using only two actors, a countless number of paper objects, lots of blood, and no words.

“Inventive and oxygenating…it may break your heart in ways you don’t see coming.”  -NY Times

Warning: recommended age 12+.

Wildside FestivalSapientia

Presented by: Scapegoat Carnivale
Written by: Hrosvitha of Gandersheim
Adapted by Joseph Shragge based on a literal translation by Lynn Kozak
Direction and Conceptual Adaptation by: Mia van Leeuwen
Live accompaniment by: Evan Stepanian
Featuring: Alison Darcy, Robert Leveroos, Alexandra Petrachuk, and Paul Van Dyck

Household objects perform a 10th century tale of martyrdom by history’s first recorded female playwright. A playfully surreal retelling featuring lurid onstage violence between objects and food.

“Hilarious, powerful, evocative and endlessly entertaining” -Jim Burke, MTL Gazette Critic

Warning: This production shows and discusses violence against women and children. Recommended age 12+

Wildside FestivalThe Gentle Art of Punishment

Presented by: Daughter Product
Created and performed by: Natalie Liconti, Emily Sirota, Lucy Fandel
Sound design by: Joseph Browne
Lighting design by: Darah Miah

Three women unravel their girlhoods in a dream-like and nostalgic narrative. The Gentle Art Of Punishment is for anyone who has ever had a crush on their therapist – or thinks that Drew Barrymore is under-appreciated in her dramatic roles.

“Beautiful, tragic and darkly comic” -alt.theatre Magazine

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