The theatre program is an integral part of the Kreft Fine Arts Program. Shows, classes, collaborations with other departments and work study positions offer a wide variety of opportunities for participation.

The Kreft Black Box Theatre

The Kreft Black Box Theatre is a 60’x60’ flexible performance space that hosts two theatre productions, multiple concerts, guest speakers, receptions, and other activities every year.

Theatre Features

  • A sound control system that features a 80+ channel Allen and Heath digital mixer and snake.
  • Support and communications equipment capable of producing musicals.
  • Lighting equipment that includes a Leprechaun light board, complete catwalk access to all lighting positions, ninety-six circuits, over 100 instruments, a computer controlled projection system and a variety of special effects.
  • Scene shop that offers storage, construction and painting facilities to produce fully realized scenic environments.
  • Costume and properties labs that contain hundreds of pieces of period and contemporary stock, including costumes for the annual Boar’s Head Festival.
  • Male and female dressing rooms.

Theatre Department

Learn more about the Theatre Department by navigating to the Theatre Department page here.

Productions

The Servant of Two Masters

When:

  • October 13th at 8:00 p.m.
  • October 14th at 8:00 p.m.
  • October 15th at 8:00 p.m.
  • October 16th at 2:00 p.m.

About:

Mistaken identities, broken engagements, and reunited lovers overflow in Carlo Goldoni’s commedia dell’arte masterpiece when the wily—and chronically hungry—servant Truffaldino invents a madcap scheme to double his wages (and his meals) by serving two masters at once.

Tickets:

$10 ($5 students and seniors) learn more

Matt Herskowitz, Gershwin Re-imagined (by Way of Bach and Brubeck)*

When: Friday, November 11, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Kreft Center Recital Hall Free and open to the public.

About:

Uniquely combining the superlative technique of a classical virtuoso with his prowess in jazz, world music and free improvisation, pianist, composer and arranger Matt Herskowitz has carved out a unique and personal voice in music. Over the course of the last decade, Matt has produced a series of critically-acclaimed recordings, premiered his works in settings from New York's Central Park to Germany's Köln Philharmonie, collaborated with top classical, jazz and pop artists, and has performed at music festivals across the globe. His newest release is Matt Herskowitz Upstairs, a solo outing ranging from Gershwin to Schumann to Dave Brubeck, and includes "Bach à la Jazz," his arrangement of Bach's Prelude in C Minor which Herskowitz previously recorded for EMI's Grammy-nominated soundtrack to the film The Triplets of Belleville. His 2007 solo release, Matt Herskowitz Plays George Gershwin, featuring Matt's original solo arrangements of the Concerto in F, Cuban Overture and Rhapsody in Blue, was nominated for Quebec's prestigious Prix Opus. A graduate of the Juilliard School in New York and the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, Matt has made Montreal his adopted home since 1999.