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About us.

Contact Theatre was founded in 2019 by Ally Brumer and Debora Friedmann, two young artists with a unique vision. The pair met in 2015 during a university production of RENT at McGill, inspiring the company’s title. Brumer's keen eye for theatrical detail and Friedmann 's innovative artistic vision brought the duo back together to realize new projects that push creative boundaries and challenge typical theatrical norms. Following a hugely successful partnership working on The Addams Family Musical with WISTA in 2018, which was recently nominated for a Montreal English Theatre Award, the two couldn't wait to take the Montreal musical theatre scene by storm. 

 

Contact's debut production, Bonnie & Clyde the musical, saw huge success at the MainLine theatre in April 2019. The production played for five sold out runs and received rave reviews from critics and audience members alike. Due to the overwhelming success, the production was remounted in Fall 2019 and played for an additional five runs. The show when on to win 10 regional BroadwayWorld Awards, including Best Musical by an Independent Theatre Company. Contact also picked up the award for best independent Theatre company in Montreal.

Contact has since produced three musicals including Chicago (Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic), Next to Normal (2022), and Reefer Madness (2023)

Contact Theatre aims to produce shows that are accessible to everyone and attractive to new audiences. For more information please reach out at info@contacttheatre.ca.

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Our Team

This team is responsible for the overall operations of Contact Theatre and ensures that we are consistently striving to maintain our mission and provide a safe space for all those involved with our organization. Our team is governed by our Board of Directors. To learn more about who sits on our Board of Directors and what their roles are click here. 

Ally Brumer
Executive Director
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Ally is an Event Producer who has organized events all around the globe. In 2018, she combined her love for theatre with her passion for production to co-found Contact Theatre. Since then, she produced award-winning Musical Theatre pieces and has collaborated with other groups including West Island Theatre Association and the MainLine Theatre.
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Rent by Jonathan Larson

Debora Friedmann
Artistic Director
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Debora is a director, choreographer and writer based in Montreal. After completing her Masters in Education and Society she chose to pursue a career in theatre directing and education. As a co-founder of Contact, she thrives on creating impactful stories that challenge both artists and audiences alike. Debbie is a proud alumni of Black Theatre Workshop’s Artist Mentorship Program, and The Segal Centre for Performing Arts' Jewish Arts Mentorship program. 

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Next to Normal by Brian Yorkey

Miles is a 23 year old British-Candian that is confused about how they ended up living in this frozen land. They have designed lighting before moving into Technical Direction and have done everything in theatre from acting to writing. As the official Technical Director (TD) for Contact Theatre they will oversee all technical aspects of productions and consult on any shows where they are not also acting as the show's TD.

Miles Keily-Baxter
Technical Director
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Miles is a 23 year old British-Candian that is confused about how they ended up living in this frozen land. They have designed lighting before moving into Technical Direction and have done everything in theatre from acting to writing. As the official Technical Director (TD) for Contact Theatre they will oversee all technical aspects of productions and consult on any shows where they are not also acting as the show's TD.

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Angels in America Part 1 by Tony Kushner

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Sponsorship & Fundraising Manager
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We're looking for a Sponsorship and Fundraising Manager to join our team! Your main responsibilities include:

  • Identifying applicable grants for Contact as a whole and for specific productions

  • Developing a donor outreach plan 

  • Sit on the Sponsorship and Fundraising committee to brainstorm ways to fundraise for upcoming productions

  • Identify and contact potential sponsors 

 

Learn more & Apply today.

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We're always looking for folks to join our team.
Tell us about your ideas today.

Board of Directors

Our Board of Director's purpose is to ensure the success and advancement of our organization while maintaining the mission.

Our organization operates under these by-laws.

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