Staff

Artistic Director
Quincy Armorer

Black Theatre Workshop Vision Gala 2013

Quincy Armorer has worked professionally as an actor, director, instructor and administrator for several years. As an actor, he has worked at the Stratford Festival, Centaur Theatre, Black Theatre Workshop, St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival, Geordie Productions, Repercussion, Piggery Theatre, Shakespeare by the Sea, among many others. He studied in the Theatre Department at Concordia University and at the Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre at the Stratford Festival. He was Associate Artistic Director of Black Theatre Workshop for the 2005-2006 season, before being named as Artistic Director in 2011.

General Manager
Adèle Benoit

Adele

Adèle has been the General Manager at BTW since February 2005. She has an MBA specializing in Not-for-Profit organizations from Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business and an undergrad double major in Linguistics and German. In 2012 she was named Protégé by the Mallory Gilbert Award Winner Chuck Childs. She is currently the Secretary on the Conseil Québécois du théâtre Board representing PACT.

Outreach & Marketing Coordinator
Kym Dominique-Ferguson

Kym Dominique-Ferguson is a Montreal-based actor, spoken word artist and a producer. He is the founder and Artistic Director of Madpoetix Productions and created three annual and monthly spoken word events in the city: The Art of Performing Aural Sex, the Phenomenal 5IVE and the Madpoetix Soirée Open Mic. Kym trained as an actor at the Edna Manley College: School of Drama in Kingston, Jamaica. He returned to Montreal and studied Cinema at Dawson College, then Concordia’s Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema after which he threw himself headfirst into spoken word poetry, performing and producing. Feeling the call to return to theatre, Kym joined the BTW Artist Mentorship Program 2015-16 ensemble and sharpened up his acting skills. He is currently writing his one-man play Dear Black Man, a story about a Black man dealing with the racial issues of society, as well as stigmas and stereotypes about mental illness. He is ecstatic to join the Black Theatre Workshop family as the Outreach & Marketing Coordinator.

Artist Mentorship Program Coordinator
Warona Setshwaelo

After almost a decade in Montreal, Warona now feels like a native. An actress and teacher, Warona is a graduate of the Virginia Tech Theatre Arts program. As an actor, she has worked with several theatre companies in Montreal including Black Theatre Workshop, Imago Theatre, Teesri Duniya and Tableau D’Hote. She is also co-founder of Metachroma Theatre. She was fortunate enough to have been a part of Black Theatre Workshop’s former Youthworks program, and until recently the Co-Coordinator of Artista, a theatre mentorship program for young women. Warona is excited and honoured to be working with The Artist Mentorship Ensemble, the future generation of Montreal English theatre.

School Tour Coordinator
Christine Rodriguez

Christine

Christine Rodriguez, described by CULT#MTL as having “… nuclear presence on stage,” is an emerging artist who’s play Dreaming in Autism has placed her on the proverbial map. The play won third prize at Ottawa Little Theatre’s 72nd National One-Act Playwriting Competition. Adjudicator Garry Davey says the play is a “strongly imagined piece with a distinctive style.” The French version was the focal point of an episode on ICI Radio-Canada’s Médium Large during Autism Awareness Month in April 2014. A natural progression to Dreaming in Autism, Christine’s new play, The Autism Monologues, goes beyond her own personal story and shares the points of view of many other people related to autism. Christine developed the play during the 2014-15 BTW Artist Mentorship Program and her short term mentorship with the m-a-i in 2015. Christine is thrilled to be back with BTW for the 2016-17 season working as the School Tour Coordinator.

Box Office Coordinator
Jamila S. Joseph

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Jamila Shani Joseph is a local Montreal dance performer & instructor, and a singer/songwriter. Jamila trained in Classical Ballet at Studio La Voliere hosted at Place des Arts for over 10 years before deciding to learn other dance styles such as Modern, Jazz , and Broadway. Her Afro Caribbean style of dance was inherited from her father, renowned Dancer/Dance Instructor Selwyn Joseph, while her love for music and performance came from her mother, a former BTW performer Paulette Armony.

She was the recipient of the Victor Phillips award at our Vision Celebration Gala in 2003 and was also the 1st runner up of The Hal Jacksons Miss Talented Teen also in the same year.

She went on to teach music and dance direction at the Green Ave Center. Following a break from dance and performance, Jamila went on to attain her Qualification in Early Childhood Education bringing art/music to her early stages group (children 6 and under). After receiving her certification in Entrepreneurial Studies in February 2016 at PACC, She felt a beckoning call to return to what was natural, what gave her light and life: the performing arts. She started her business entitled JaiDanse, and now offers dance and performance instruction/mentorship guidance to both young and older dancers amateur and professional alike. Jamila is currently assisting her father teaching Afro Caribbean dance fitness classes around the Montreal area including Cote St Luc Sports Center, Golds Gym in Beaconsfield and at The Little Burgundy Sports Complex. All her years in the performing arts have led her back to Black Theatre Workshop where she feels right at home, assuming her present role as Box Office Coordinator!