June 30, 1995 at 11 a.m., the first Upstage program aired on CKUT-FM in Montréal.
The term “upstage” in theatre refers to the area at the back of the stage, behind the action in front. Similarly, Upstage offers an opportunity to those productions in the background; amateur, community, student, experimental, avantgarde. In other words, we give a voice to those in the theatre community that might otherwise not be heard.
Upstage explores all aspects of the world of theatre. From stage elements as lighting and set design to panel discussions, conversations with actors, directors and playwrights.
By making theatre more accessible to those who are not regular theatregoers, we hope to increase audience interest, particularly for lesser known productions.
June 30, 2010. 15th anniversary celebrations included a special broadcast. The Upstage contribution to the Montreal theatre community was the Spotlight feature in Quebec Drama Federation Winter 2011 Theatre Calendar quebecdrama.org
Live onstage interviews
Festival coverage - Fringe, FTA, Wild Side
Produced live performances
Produced radio dramas
Since 2010, partnership with The Charlebois Post charpo.blogspot.com has resulted in The Upstage Interview posted every Monday.
FUTURE PLANS FOR UPSTAGE
Round Table Discussions
Further collaborations with The Charlebois Post and others
WHAT WILL THIS WEBSITE PROVIDE?
Upcoming theatre production information