Black History Month
by Jeff Stetson
February 22-March 1, 2014
Segal Centre Studio
5170 Ch. de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine
Tickets: $20 Students*/Seniors*: $15
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Directed by: Quincy Armorer
Starring: Kareem Tristan Alleyne, Christian Paul, Lindsay Owen Pierre
Set and Costume Design: Logan Williams
Stage Manager: Eric Savory
Technical Director: Steve Schon
Apprentice Stage Manager: Elyse Quesnel
On Tour February 3-20, 2014:
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Call BTW: 514-932-1104
About The Meeting:
A fictional encounter between two of the greatest and most influential African-Americans in history,Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. Meeting secretly in Harlem on the day that Malcolm’s Chicago home is fire-bombed, the two men engage in a heated debate.
Both wanting to eradicate racial injustice but having very different ideas on how to go about it, their encounter is riveting – impassioned confrontation met with mutual respect. Malcolm and Martin dispute their conflicting beliefs, unable to persuade each other, yet able to honour and respect their differing philosophies.
Une rencontre fictionnelle entre les deux plus grands et influents Afro-Américains de l’Histoire, Dr Martin Luther King Jr. et Malcom X. Les deux hommes se retrouvent clandestinement à Harlem, le jour même où la maison de Malcom X se fait bombarder à Chicago, et se lancent dans un débat vif.
Tous deux cherchent à abolir les injustices sociales mais de manières complètement différentes, créant ainsi une interaction fascinante, entre confrontation passionnée et respect mutuel. Malcom et Martin soutiennent leurs opinions opposées, incapables de persuader l’autre, tout en respectant et honorant leurs différentes philosophies.
Kareem Tristan Alleyne is a Montreal born actor who has been performing for a bit over 10 years. In high school he starred in school productions of Twelve Angry Men, F.A.M.E and Les Misérables. He later graduated from John Abbott College’s professional theatre program where he received extensive training in theatre and film acting. He was cast in Under Milk Wood, Marathon ’33, Three Witches and the Laramie Project. He most recently, this summer worked on his first short film. He is now ready to take on his first professional role and commence his debut with the Black Theatre Workshop in The Meeting.
Christian Paul is happy to be back at BTW for the chance to play the legendary Martin Luther King Jr. His last theatre performance was also at BTW, in Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, where he played the role of Bobo. Over the years, he has played in many plays, dozens of films, and TV shows. His latest credits include the French TV series Le Gentlemen III and La Vie Parfaite. He also played the role of Augustin Dieufort in Ubisoft’s latest videogame: Assassin’s Creed IV: Freedom Cry.
Lindsay Owen Pierre
I am both pleased and proud to be working with Black Theatre Workshop again. Some of my fondest theatre memories are working on BTW’s A Common Man’s Guide to Loving Women (by Andrew Moodie) and Bluenose; a fantastic clown show we toured for a summer. In 2007 I moved to Toronto to be a part of Ed Mirvish’s production of Queen’s musical We Will Rock You and the city has kept me ever since. I’ve enjoyed working there on great shows like The Listener, Good Dog, and most recently Guillermo del Toro’s new series The Strain. Last year I had the honour to come back to Montreal to play Malcom X in Lifetime’s movie Betty & Coretta along side Angela Bassett and Mary J Blige, a role I am thrilled to reprise for you today. I hope you enjoy the show.
Logan is a multi- practitioner of theatre arts, based in Montreal and a two- time META nominee. An honours graduate of an acting program, Logan has an avid background in costuming, set design and directing. He is the Co- Artistic Director of Title 66 Productions, which he founded in 2011 with the ethos of creating theatre representative of art in the 21st century. Logan’s most recent credits include designing and acting in The History of The Devil at Place des Arts and directing the world premiere of Ludwig & Mae as a trilogy, both for Title 66.
Éric Savory has been working as a Stage Manager since 2006. Recent credits include Fool’s Gold (MetaPhysical Theatre), Birth of Frankenstein (Litmus Theatre), Hamlet, Maid for A Musket (St Lawrence Shakespeare Festival), Sherlock Holmes, Guys & Dolls (Segal Centre), Seeds (Crow’s Theatre/Porte-Parole), Stori Ya and Raisin in the Sun (Black Theatre Workshop), Macbeth (Repercussion Theatre), Joe Louis: An American Romance (Infinitheatre), and The Dining Room, Blithe Spirit, Once Upon a Mattress and The Cherry Orchard (Monomoy Theatre). Éric is a graduate of Concordia University.
Elyse Quesnel has just graduated from John Abbott College in Technical Theatre. She has had the pleasure of stage managing 2 Montreal Fringe shows; Reflections on Giving Birth to a Squid (Parent Productions) and 8 Ways My Mother Was Conceived (Marybeth Productions). She was fortunate enough to take the latter to New York City in November 2012. Her favorite credits include stage managing Under Milk Wood (Jac’N’Burgh) at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2013, Spring Awakening: The Musical (Persephone Productions) and Othello (Segal Centre/Scapegoat Carnivale). She is very pleased to be working on The Meeting with Black Theatre Workshop.
About BTW School Tour:
For over 20 years, Black Theatre Workshop has celebrated Black History Month by touring its plays in schools, libraries and community centers in and around Montreal. Our goal is to bring far-reaching and powerful theatre experiences to young audiences.