What is the Group of 5?
The Group of 5 is a collective of 5 professional independent English-language theatre companies seeking to share a creative and administrative space to establish a sustainable arts ecosystem. The Group of 5 aims to provide its members with a permanent and viable infrastructure – a physical space – where members can share resources, create, and grow our community.
Who is in the Group of 5?
The five dynamic theatre companies in the Group of 5 are:
What guides the Group of 5?
The vision for the Group of 5 is to sustain the development and presence of professional English-language theatre in the Quebec and Montreal arts landscape. The collective would galvanize exchanges and resources sharing among its members – both past and present–with the aim to strengthen the English-language minority community and expand upon the scope, inclusivity, and vibrancy of Quebec theatre.
We believe a shared space and the resulting collective ecosystem will expand the boundaries of theatrical creation.
The Group of 5 is guided by the following five principles:
- BEING LEADERS in the community
- BUILDING a collective infrastructure
- SECURING a foundation for English-language theatre in Montreal
- PROMOTING exchange and cooperation between artists
- EXPERIMENTING with new technologies