Group of 5

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:

  1. BEING LEADERS in the community
  2. BUILDING a collective infrastructure
  3. SECURING a foundation for English-language theatre in Montreal
  4. PROMOTING exchange and cooperation between artists
  5. EXPERIMENTING with new technologies