Artistic Director

Quincy Armorer


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

Adèle has been the General Manager at BTW since February 2005 working with three BTW artistic directors. 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 on the METAs Committee and the Diversity Committee of the Conseil Québécois du théâtre.



Artist Mentorship Program Coordinator

Warona Setshwaelo


After more than a decade in Montreal, Warona feels like a true Montrealer. 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.


Assistant Mentorship Assistant Coordinator

Mariah Inger


Mariah Inger was raised in Montreal and began her theatre career at a very young age. She has worked with a variety of directors and theater companies throughout Canada. In her early 20’s she began her Film and Television career, working with such names as George Clooney, Mark Waters, Tony Goldwyn, Blythe Danner and Tom Wilkinson.Today, Mariah is happy to be back on the stage with this new piece. She is excited to take on this new project and share it with the audience.  Other Film/TV credits include: 19-Two, Murdoch Mysteries, Housesittter, Lost Junction, Like Mother like Daughter, Courage of Love and so on…  Other Theater credits included SEEDS, Chloe’s Choice, GRAIN, PlayBoy of the West Indies, The Overwhelming, Black Media.


School Tour Coordinator

Christine Rodriguez

Christine-200x200Christine Rodriguez, described by CULT#MTL as having “… nuclear presence on stage,” is an emerging artist whose 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 2018-19 season working as the School Tour Coordinator.


Events Coordinator

Princess F.H. Symonds

Princess was born and raised in the small island of Bermuda. A traveller at heart, she has concerted a great deal of energy seeking the world beyond of the confines of her ocean’s shores. After graduating from The University of Manchester with a B.A. in Language, Literacy and Communication she spent the next 6 years teaching English as a Second language in South Korea, China and the Cree Community of Chisasibi on the James Bay. Her experiences have afforded her the opportunity to widen her world view and increase her understanding of the human condition. Armed with unfailing enthusiasm and a deeper understanding of the importance of cultural awareness and engagement, she is ecstatic to join the colorful community of BTW. 



Season 49