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Fatma Sarah Elkashef
Professional Development & Training Coordinator
Christine ML Lee
Office Manager & Program Coordinator (Young Creators Unit and New Stories Project)
Photography by Nasuna Dawn.
PWM is founded by Western Quebec Division of the Dominion Drama Festival.
Roy Higgins’ Leadership
Translation programming is added
Consolidation under Paula Danckert’s leadership
Emma Tibaldo becomes Executive and Artistic Director
PWM extends programming further
PWM transforms membership structure
PWM welcomes Fatma Sarah Elkashef and Lesley Bramhill as new co-leadership team
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 radio-controlled 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