ATGT

Creatively grinding

each act

page by page

to the light of stage

mandate

Acts to Grind Theatre (ATGT) is founded and managed by a group of local performing artists in the Greater Montreal region. These like-minded individuals from varied backgrounds collaborate to create theatre productions for the diverse community of our fair city

mission

Acts to Grind Theatre’s mission is to

  • Create a platform that connects the performing arts with the community, to be enjoyed by the widest possible audience.
  • Engage, inspire, entertain and challenge audiences with theatrical productions in both official languages, with a wide range of storytelling from modern classics to new works.
  • Collaborate with professionals to create an atmosphere that empowers artists to do their finest work. Our standards reflect our commitment to excellence in every area of production.
  • Celebrate the essential power of theatre to illuminate our common humanity.

CURRENT PRODUCTIONs

uuDavid Gow’s Cherry Docs is a seminal work on the subject of racism. It is an unblinking examination of hatred, the explosive effect it has on our society, and the hurdles that confront us as we set about eradicating it. The plot has a visceral impact.
A Jewish legal aid lawyer, Danny Dunkleman, has been assigned to defend a neo-Nazi Skinhead, Mike Downey, who has been accused of the heinous racially motivated murder of a South Asian immigrant.

The characters pay a high price for their actions, Danny is forced to analyse the limits of his own liberalism, and the demons underlying it, while Mike is challenged to set aside his own prejudices to accept the help he knows he needs to save himself. The slender thread that holds out for the promise of true forgiveness heightens their contentious interactions. Cherry Docs is mythic, almost ‘Greek Tragic’ as it takes the audience into the intense and fiery relationship that develops between these two men as they explore their emotional and intellectual differences.

past PRODUCTIONs

GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS

by David Mamet. MainLine Theatre; November 2018.

CLOSER

by Patrick Marber. MainLine Theatre; April 2017

TRUE LOVE LIES

by Brad Fraser. Calixa Lavalée; February 2018.

More past productions

ACTS TO GRIND - THÉÂTRE LES AFFÛTÉS

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TERRITORY ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Acts to Grind Theatre is situated on the traditional territory of the Kanien’kehá:ka people.

The land was also a diplomatic meeting place with other Iroquoians and Algonquians including Algonquin-Anishinaabe, Atikamekw, and Huron-Wendat.

We acknowledge that we are located on a land that has been the site of human creativity and story telling for thousands of years, and are thankful that we are able to create, collaborate, play and work here. 

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