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Dawson Theatre grad featured in CTV report

March 1st, 2024

Dawson graduate Véronique Pierre was featured in a report by CTV Montreal last month. Véronique (Class of 1997, Professional Theatre) had been working as a yoga instructor after being disappointed by a lack of work in the entertainment industry.

During the pandemic, Véronique decided to pursue an acting career again with her friend’s encouragement. She is now quite busy and even considering writing and producing.

“I remember Véro well, great student, excellent actress,” said Kimberley Barfuss, Co-Chair of the Professional Theatre Program at Dawson.

For the full CTV story, visit the link.

Don’t miss Leopoldstadt: on now through Feb. 17

February 7th, 2024

Sir Tom Stoppard’s play Leopoldstadt had its Canadian premiere at the Dawson College Theatre on Feb. 7. Directed by Matt Holland, the play features the 2024 graduating class of Dawson’s Professional Theatre program. Shows are happening on Feb. 8-9-10 and Feb. 15-16-17.

Here’s what one student acting in the play said about it: "I think audiences can look forward to being thrown off. It's funny, it's sad, it's a family story. Families have history: they have fights, they have losses, they have good moments, and each member just wants to be a part of it." - Frida Flores

For more about the play, read the Jan. 25 story.

To get your tickets, visit the link.

Beloved Dawson fundraiser Artists in Bloom will be April 18

January 23rd, 2024

Artists in Bloom will be back for the 26th edition on the evening of Thursday, April 18!

The beloved Dawson fundraiser invites those who appreciate art and those who love to support young people to come and enjoy appetizers and drinks while watching student artists create works of art live. Later in the evening, the art works are auctioned off. In addition, a curated selection of art prints by student artists will be available for sale.

This year, all proceeds from ticket sales, the art auction and art print sales will benefit Dawson Athletics, providing some essential funding to allow student athletes to travel to away games.

Dawson is presenting the Canadian premiere of Leopoldstadt

January 23rd, 2024

Sir Tom Stoppard’s play Leopoldstadt will have its Canadian premiere at the Dawson College Theatre on Wednesday, Feb. 7. Directed by Matt Holland, the play features the 2024 graduating class of Dawson’s Professional Theatre program.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for our students because Sir Tom Stoppard is a renowned, award-winning British playwright with a 60-year career in theatre,” said Professional Theatre faculty member Leah Esau.  “He is best known for his screenplay Shakespeare in Love (1998), as well as his plays Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, and Travesties.”

Visit the link to the read the homepage news story featuring interviews with the actors.

Dawson grad and student are finalists for College Writers Award

November 8th, 2023

Charles Brisson (third-year student in 3D Animation and Computer Generated Imagery) and Nemesis Jarry (Class of 2023- Arts, Literature and Communication – Literature) are two of three finalists for the Quebec Writers Federation College Writers Award.

The winner will be announced at a gala on Nov. 13.

To read their writing entered in this competition and for interviews with them, go to the homepage news story:

To read the QWF press release, visit the link below.

Dawson K-Pop team was front page news

November 8th, 2023

Dawson’s K-Pop dance team, IntenCITY, under Campus Life, was featured on the front page of The Montreal Gazette on Nov. 1. The dancers hosted a Random Dance Play activity where snippets of K-Pop songs are played. If you know the choreography of the dance, you jump onto the dance floor and dance in unison. The activity always brings a lot of spectators and of course, K-Pop dance fanatics.

“Dawson has competed in the Intercollegiate Triple Crown K-Pop Dance competition the last four years,” said Michelle Lee of the Campus Life team in Student Services. “We brought home the trophy the last two years. We compete against Vanier, Marianopolis, Champlain, John Abbott, and last year, Brébeuf was included. Each school performs three dances. Dawson’s team, IntenCITY, is strong again this year and is working hard to hold onto the trophy at the 2024 competition.”

People of all ethnic backgrounds are part of this community, not only Koreans, Michelle says.


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November 6th, 2023


Tickets on sale now for Henry V

November 6th, 2023

The Professional Theatre Department proudly presents Henry V by William Shakespeare, performed by the graduating actors. This bilingual production, directed by Michael E. Hughes, features dialogue in both French and English.

Admission is $5 for Dawson staff, faculty, researchers, and students. Free previews are available on Monday, November 13 and Tuesday, November 14. All shows start at 7:30 PM.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to see this play! Visit the link to secure your tickets.

Henry The V rehearsals have begun

October 25th, 2023

The third-year students from the Professional Theatre Program have started practicing for Shakespeare's Henry V. This bilingual version is thrilling, featuring both English and French language texts.

The lead role of Henry, affectionately known as Hal, is portrayed by a group of five actors. Here, Henry invades France to rightfully claim his throne. Directed by Michael E. Hughes, the show will run from November 13 to November 25 at 7:30 PM. Ticket sales will begin in November.

PAY WHAT YOU CAN PREVIEWS will be held on Monday, November 13 and Tuesday, November 14.

Dawson students, staff, and faculty can attend for $5, while regular admission is $15 and students/seniors pay $1.

Peace Week’s Dinner and Drag show choreographed by Theatre grad

September 13th, 2023

Dawson Professional Theatre graduate Ken Antonio Rillo (Class of 2009) will be back at the College for Peace Week. He is the choreographer for the main act and lead dancer in a special Peace Week event called Dinner and Drag on Sept. 21.

Please visit the link below for the homepage news story.

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