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The Waterworks Company

Montreal's Waterworks Company, is proud to make its home in the Sud-Ouest borough for its 2013-14 season!

In 2013/14, The Waterworks Company is setting up shop in Little Burgundy. In cooperation with the Centre culturel Georges-Vanier, Waterworks will present challenging works from a world repertoire, focusing on women dramatists.

The Waterworks Company’s goal is to build a neighbourhood theatre company that regularly stages new, electrically entertaining, international drama with “bite”.

We hope to attract a loyal core audience that will come back again and again, taking a chance on something new, for one reason only: You know it’ll be good.


"Gidion's Knot" by Johnna Adams (November / December 2013)

Video preview:

 11-year old Gidion took his own life, the day after being suspended from school. His mother Corryn wants answers, and she hopes that his fifth-grade teacher, Heather, holds them. In this darkest of parent-teacher interviews, two irreconcilable visions of childhood clash.

Alternately sad, tense, terrifying, and hilarious, "Gidion's Knot” has been described as "80 minutes of the most intense live theater I have ever seen" (Richmond [VA] Times-Dispatch) and "catharsis, in its truest and rawest form" (

"Glory Dazed" by Cat Jones (May 2014)

A 2012 hit of the Edinburgh Fringe and the off-West End London scene, “Glory Dazed” is “gripping... combines the suspense of a movie... with a timeless message” (Guardian [UK]).

It’s after hours at a run-down pub in South Yorkshire, and Afghanistan war vet Ray is banging at the door, demanding to see his ex-wife. But... where did the blood on his shirt come from?

UK writer Cat Jones, working with incarcerated ex-servicemen, has devised a suspenseful, but deeply human, portrayal of how the violence of a forgotten, faraway war inevitably follows the vets home.



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