Geordie Theatre provokes thought, fires up the imagination, and seeks to encourage and challenge our audience. We celebrate the art of theatre and its social and global impact by working with emerging and established artists from various disciplines and cultural backgrounds to create works that are provocative, relevant and enchanting; inspiring dialogue between communities, children and parents as well as teachers and students of all ages. We look to build relationships with and extend our audience through inclusive practices and by visiting far-reaching communities in Quebec and abroad. Since 1980, Geordie has been producing and presenting plays that are important to young people; stories that are uniquely related to them in a context that reflects the world around them and their personal experiences at home. They are always about fostering the voice of young people and giving them a vessel in which they are represented, listened to, and encouraged while inspiring dialogue with the adults in their lives about what they see and recognize.
As a theatre company that includes a theatre school where students can immerse themselves in the theatre experience, Geordie is a model when it comes to creating leaders. It has the longest running school tour in Canada; it is the only theatre company in Quebec that offers mainstage productions and a school tour that visits several provinces; and it has a three-year development program which cultivates the script in year one, designs the world of the story in year two and presents the production in year three. Ten percent of its theatre students have their tuition paid by bursaries.
Geordie gives children access to the arts where there is no access otherwise. It is a powerful responsibility to create future leaders and foster young voices. Geordie inspires a dialogue about pertinent life issues between parents, children, teachers and students, making it so much more than a theatre company for young audiences. It is theatre for ALL audiences.
How your gift will be used
The GTS Bursary Fund offers full and partial scholarships to benefit youth from families in lower economic backgrounds, and our Play it Forward tickets give free access to children who can otherwise not afford a visit to the theatre. Your gift can set a legacy of giving access and engaging in the performing arts with passionate and caring professional educators and artists.