Montreal, September 29, 2020 – Following Monday’s press conference, at which Premier Legault announced that Montreal will shift into Red Alert for 28 days beginning October 1st, Centaur is cancelling all further presentations of the Portico Project. Centaur staff and performers are disappointed, but the city’s well-being is paramount and the theatre is dedicated to doing everything possible to keep audiences, artists and staff safe.
“Portico Project, our first outdoor theatrical mini-festival, was a glowing success! The calibre of artistry and innovation, the incredible design versatility, and the range of themes and performance styles, far exceeded our expectations for a debut event, as did the equally high attendance. We were extremely diligent with regard to health and safety precautions, for both the artists and the spectators, and thank everyone for respecting those rules. One thing has become very clear: despite having to cut it short, the Portico Project has revealed a thrilling new prospect for us to explore further, which we may never have discovered if not for the pandemic. Lemons to lemonade!” – Eda Homes, Centaur Theatre Artistic & Executive Director
Centaur wishes to thank the Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation for sponsoring the outdoor mini-festival and is grateful to everyone who contributed to and/or attended last week’s performances.
Centaur Theatre will be going ahead with the live streams of its Saturday Salons @ Centaur—the first of which is October 17 at 2pm—and is still planning online readings, podcasts, and other online events this fall. To stay informed regarding upcoming events, the public is urged to follow Centaur on its various social media platforms or to sign up to receive the e-Newsletter.